Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement, 3rd Updated Edition: Proven Money-Saving Projects, 3,400 Photos & Illustrations (Creative Homeowner) 608-Page Resource with 325 Step-by-Step DIY Projects

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The most complete home improvement manual available, with more than 2,300 photos, 800 drawings, and clear, practical text.

Over 600 pages, the ultimate home improvement manual325 step-by-step projects with how-to photos and materials listsEssential information on tools, materials, and basic skillsComprehensive sections on wiring, plumbing, roofing, siding, heating, cooling, flooring, cabinets, and moreIncludes a remodeling guide, a special photo-illustrated section on contracts, contractors, and managing your remodeling projectsTech-reviewed by more than 20 industry expertsUpdated with information on the latest code changes, USB outlets, AFCI/GFCI breakers, and more

Inside this information-packed 608-page book, you will find easy-to-follow instruction on everything you need to know about a wide range of subjects including plumbing and electrical repairs, heating and cooling, roofing and siding, cabinets and countertops, remodeling, walls and ceilings, trimwork, floors, stairs, masonry, insulation, ventilation, and much more.

Along with more than 325 home projects and repairs that will add value to your house and property, information is provided on tools, materials, and basic skills, plus how-to photo sequences. With this must-have resource, you’ll find plenty of direct DIY wisdom on how to make the most of your home!

Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement also includes a remodeling guide, a resource guide, and a thorough index and glossary. This third updated edition includes information on recent code updates and changes, as well as information on USB outlets, AFCI/GFCI breakers, and tankless water heaters.

Top to bottom, inside and out, Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement is the single most comprehensive and most trusted resource book for DIY projects and repairs to save you money when remodeling, renovating, repairing, and maintaining your home!

“The definitive ‘how to’ reference and instructional guide for anyone seeking to remodel, renovate, repair, or maintain any aspect of their residence. Plenty of direct do it yourself wisdom. Highly useful and very much highly recommended”
—Midwest Book Review


From the Publisher

People fix a sink pipe, place pavers, with text, Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and ImprovementPeople fix a sink pipe, place pavers, with text, Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement

A man repairs a broken drawer by gluing a new wooden side to it using a viseA man repairs a broken drawer by gluing a new wooden side to it using a vise

hands use a jointing tool to smooth mortar between concrete blockshands use a jointing tool to smooth mortar between concrete blocks Your #1 Resource—Updated! This up-to-date edition includes: Energy-efficient products Updated building techniques Updates on plumbing and electrical work Information on the latest code changes Updates on AFCI/GFCI breakers Updates on tankless water heaters Updates on USB outlets

Ultimate Guide Home Repair and Improvement

Your Definitive “How-To” Reference

Wouldn’t it be nice if your home came with a user’s manual? That’s where this updated third edition of Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement comes in!

This 608-page manual is your comprehensive handbook for day-to-day repair, maintenance, home improvement, and upgrade projects.

Eliminate the need to call a professional—just grab your trusty guidebook to confidently tackle any household job!

Over 3,400 color photos and illustrations 325 step-by-step projects for home improvement and repair Comprehensive sections on wiring, plumbing, roofing, siding, and more Do-it-yourself wisdom on how to save money while making the most of your home Remodeling guide covering planning, contractors, and project management Tech-reviewed by over 20 industry experts

Hands place a new piece of blue tile with adhesiveHands place a new piece of blue tile with adhesive

A schematic drawing of a sill and foundation wall includes a wedge-type anchor bolt and floor joistA schematic drawing of a sill and foundation wall includes a wedge-type anchor bolt and floor joist

A hand attaches the bottom of a faucet to a sink with instruction textA hand attaches the bottom of a faucet to a sink with instruction text

Tools are shown including measuring tape, a power auger, combination square, socket wrenchTools are shown including measuring tape, a power auger, combination square, socket wrench

Project Photo Sequences

Step by step, you’ll find clear how-to photos to guide your work, each provided in sequence along with concise instructions to help demonstrate the task you’re undertaking.

Schematic Diagrams

Clearly labeled diagrams, exploded views, and illustrations break down the anatomy of everything from circuit breakers to roofing, guiding you through the inner workings of your home—and helping to troubleshoot when things aren’t working properly.

Step-by-Step Directions

Find over 325 step-by-step projects for everything from pouring a patio or installing surface wiring to insulating your attic or restoring bath tile. The detailed, straightforward instructions help you ensure the job is done right.

Tools & Materials Guides

Special tools and materials required (or suggested) for larger projects are provided with helpful illustrations and lists, so you can be sure you have everything on-hand you’ll need for the job.

People shown doing work including plumbing, electrical, roofing, and heating repairs and adjustmentsPeople shown doing work including plumbing, electrical, roofing, and heating repairs and adjustments

A couple install a glass door wall corner cabinetA couple install a glass door wall corner cabinet

A man uses caulk for sealing during a window installationA man uses caulk for sealing during a window installation

A wedge is used on treads and risers of stairs with a hammerA wedge is used on treads and risers of stairs with a hammer

A man uses an electric screwdriver on screws to attach a section of drywall ceilingA man uses an electric screwdriver on screws to attach a section of drywall ceiling

Cabinets & Counters

Learn cabinetry basics and discover the special tools you’ll need to succeed!

You’ll be prepared for new home improvement projects such as installing wall cabinets or post-form counters and making helpful repairs such as retrimming bases or refacing your cabinets.

Windows & Doors

Learn the inside & out of your windows, how to prep before any window or door project, and the material choices available to you.

Complete repairs your home needs, like replacing glass or repairing a slider, or begin a home improvement project such as installing window trim or a new garage-door opener.

Floors & Stairs

Discover the importance of subfloors, floor-trim options, and more!

You’ll be equipped to successfully complete home improvement projects like installing floating floors or carpeting stairs, as well as handle needed repairs such as replacing floorboards, repairing tile, and patching damaged carpeting.

Walls & Ceilings

Learn about the basics of paneling, wallcoverings, drywall, and more.

Get started on home improvement projects like installing a suspended ceiling or constructing sound-absorbing walls, or handle repairs such as patching paneling, fixing large holes, or stripping old wallpaper.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Creative Homeowner; 3rd Updated edition (November 8, 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 608 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1580118682
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1580118682
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 5.3 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.7 x 1.5 x 10.9 inches

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