DIV All the DIY information you need for your home: easy to search and easy to use./divDIV /divDIVThe editors at Cool Springs Press know a thing or two about DIY home improvement and maintenanceâweâve been writing about it for the past quarter-century, and we have more than a few bestsellers under our tool belts. But until now, thereâs been one thing missing: an ultimate, fully-loaded, ridiculously huge reference book for every home project you can dream of; the compilation of our longstanding expertise; the home how-to book to crush all others. Not anymore. But the good news doesnât stop there; Black & Decker The Book of Home How-To is designed to reflect the way we search for information today. You wonât find chapters or long, boring introductions or even a table of contents. This book is an A-to-Z encyclopedia with precise how-to instructions and clear photos packed onto every page. With an expanded index that is incredibly intuitive and a simple, alphabetical strategy for organizing the information, you wonât spend precious time wading through stuff you donât need to know. Finding first-rate information on home care has never been easier, and all the most common tasks around your home are coveredâincluding electrical, plumbing, flooring, walls, windows and doors, cabinetry, insulating, heating and cooling, roofing and siding, and just about any repair or remodeling project you can imagine. Black & Decker The Book of Home How-To: itâs incredibly easy to use because it thinks like you do./div
This comprehensive bible of remodeling information and projects focuses on the significant projects that help homeowners add real value to their homes while bettering their lifestyles. Unlike other books, The Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement isnât diluted with basic home repairs, but gives readers foolproof instructions on more than 200 blockbuster home remodeling projects.
Learn how to do all of your own home repairs with this comprehensive, visual guidebook! When something breaks in your house, finding and hiring an expensive repairman shouldn't be the only option for homeowners. Next time your faucet springs a leak or that bedroom doorknob punches a hole in your drywall, fix it yourself with help from The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair: a one-volume encyclopedia of do-it-yourself fixes that will save you money, time, and frustration. With 350 projects offering clear instructions and over 2,000 photos to guide you through common repairs, The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair is your one-stop DIY manual. Formatted in a compact size and arranged by general subject matter, this comprehensive book includes directions for repairing the primary trouble spots: plumbing, wiring, windows and doors, flooring, furnaces, water heaters, wall coverings, and more. You'll find lists of necessary tools as well as expert tips. A few of the repairs covered include: Repairing water damaged walls and ceilings Removing wall and ceiling surfaces Installing entry doors Repairing gutters Staining siding Replacing a water heater Quieting noisy pipes Replacing a toilet Troubleshooting home wiring Home codes change often; that's why this fourth edition of The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair has been scrupulously updated to conform to the most recent guidelines for plumbing, wiring, and structural and mechanical systems. No other handbook of home repairs can make such a claim. When you flip open this book, you're getting the most up-to-date advice available.
A home's yard and landscape, once considered purely ornamental or utilitarian, is now regarded as space where we can enjoy many activities important to life: relaxing in solitude or entertaining a crowds; enjoying a family meal or pursuing a leisurely personal hobby. No matter what your goals, The Complete Photo Guide to Outdoor Home Improvement shows how to get the very most out of your outdoor home. It includes more than 150 complete projects; some aimed at creating beauty, others at improving the function of various spaces, but all dedicated to making your landscape more enjoyable for you and your family. Book jacket.
New help for new homeowners Homeowners who are ready to remodel, just moving in, or ready to tackle their first DIY repair will find Black & Decker The Complete Photo Guide for New Homeowners indispensable. Filled with easy-to-follow projects for all of the most common repairs and installations homeowners confront, this is the essential guide for readers with little to no do-it-yourself experience. This book is carefully tailored for the needs of homeowners new to the art of home repair and maintenance. Each section includes an overview of the topic; including information on common tools and materials, overall house systems, and how to evaluate different situations. Then specific projects start with a list of common terms and a photographed list of the tools and materials needed for the project at hand. Detailed, step-by-step photo instructions follow.
Reliable, up-to-date information on exterior and interior do-it-yourself home repairs, including a complete section on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. 1800+ color photos.
Boasting 560 pages of hardworking, how-to instructions and photos, this is quite possibly the only home remodeling you, or any homeowner, will ever need! From basements to attics and everywhere in between, Black & Decker the Book of Home Improvement shows you exactly how to do more than 100 of the most popular improvement projects. Whether your ambition is as big as remodeling the kitchen down-to-the-studs, or as modest as changing a bathroom faucet, you will find all the guidance you need to do the job right. This giant book is the ultimate resource and trusted advisor for anyone who wants to make the home a better place to live. Not to mention increases its resale value--and all from the experts at Black & Decker. Just some of the projects covered here are: -Planning a Remodeling Project -Wall, Ceiling & Trim Projects -Floor Projects -Cabinets, Countertops & Storage Projects -Window & Door Projects -Attice & Basement Projects -Kitchen Projects -Bathroom Projects -Room Addition Projects
BLACK+DECKER has home improvement covered with the ultimate indoor/outdoor DIY book set. This handsome two-volume boxed set offers something truly amazing: a complete indoor/outdoor reference library for do-it-yourselfers in a single compact and affordable package. Boasting 1,160 pages of detailed how-to instructions and photos, this go-to information source has the answer to any home improvement question you may have, from fixing home wiring to showing you how to build a treehouse. The set contains two of the bestselling books from the experts at BLACK+DECKER, the most trusted DIY brand. The Book of Home How-To is a 600-page workhorse of a book that covers virtually every home repair or improvement, from wiring and plumbing to cabinetry and carpentry. The companion book, The Complete Outdoor Builder, takes you outdoors and shows you, in clear step-by-step photos, how to accomplish just about any exterior DIY project, from building decks and sheds to installing fences and garden ponds. Together, this set is the best, most complete one-two DIY punch you will find anywhere.
Author: Creative Homeowner
Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
Presents information on home maintenance and remodeling with more than three hundred step-by-step projects that cover such topics as masonry, plumbing, insulation, flooring, trimwork, siding, roofing, and windows.
Offers instructions on how to service and repair everything in a home with tips on home safety, fire protection, lead testing, childproofing, home repair, and security.
You might not have to call a plumber; get the most comprehensive, up-to-date book on home plumbing for DIYers of all skill levels instead! From fixing a faucet to installing a drain line in a basement floor, The Black & Decker Complete Guide to Plumbing 6th edition has the answer to any home plumbing problem you're likely to have. Packed with clear color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions, the basics of home plumbing systems are clearly explained, and all of the most popular plumbing projects are shown with beautiful step-by-step photos. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to ensure that all information conforms to the most recent codes, including the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code and the 2014 International Residential Code. New projects include plumbing and tiling a curbless shower. Other features include projects to promote accessibility in the bathroom; updated bathroom ventilation featuring new products; and an expanded section on exterior plumbing, including pools, pumps, and sprinkler systems.
Thoroughly revised to incorporate the latest information on wireless technology and home electronics, a comprehensive handbook furnishes a full range of repair and upgrade wiring projects, along with detailed circuit diagrams, instructions on how to connect and network home electronics, and the latest requirements of the National Electrical Code in regard to home wiring. Original.
This new deluxe edition of the classic Black & DeckerÂ« Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement now includes a durable washable flex cover that makes the book ideal for use on the homeowners work site. With nearly 300 projects, this book is indispensable for DIYers who have moved beyond basic home repair and are ready to tackle projects that make a big difference in quality of life -- and in their savings accounts. DIYers who tackle their own major remodeling projects achieve exactly the results they want, and can easily save thousands of dollars over the cost of hiring contractors to do the work. Studio photography and the most detailed step-by-step information available make this book unique among books on remodeling. Added to this edition is a homeowners convenience kit, including peel-and-stick reminder stickers and labels to help you tag your calendar with home maintenance reminders, keep track of furnace and appliance maintenance, index your circuit-breaker box, organize your tool collection, and more.
Bigger and better than ever The two previous editions of the book known by home improvement retailers as âBig Redâ sold nearly 600,000 copies. This new edition features a larger portrait format for better visual clarity, and incorporates a new page layout style. But all the features that made the original Americaâs best-selling âbibleâ of home repair are still present hereâthousands of color photographs and detailed step-by-step directions. The third edition also includes more than 30 projects not found in the original edition, as well as more than 300 new photos.
Covers 120 improvement projects for homes.