If you are new to home improvement or simply attempting a DIY project for the first time, then it may be worthwhile to have some kinds of resources, to help you throughout the process. This guide will show you the different kinds of home improvement books there are for beginners and where to find them.
Types of home improvement books
DIY books There are a number of DIY books made, for guiding the beginner, through any simple home project. DIY books can start off basic and become more technical, as the user becomes more experienced with the different projects. If you are searching for a particular home improvement book, but are unsure of the title, then the best way to carry out your search would be to search for books that relate to the type of project you intend to carry out. Types of home improvement groups Home improvement books can be classified into seven groups. These are general home improvement books, renovation books, household electrical wiring or lighting books, plumbing books, bathroom books, kitchen books, and lastly, flooring or tile books. A number of books relating to these categories can be found at online shopping websites, such as eBay and Amazon.
Best all-inclusive DIY books
DIY manuals In most situations, you may find that the continuous search for a particular book that is relevant to your project can be tiresome. However, there are a number of DIY manuals, books and magazines that have all inclusive information, and DIY advice about many types of projects that you may want to carry out. The best three of these include the Family Handyman Magazine, the New Fix-it Yourself Manual and Dare to Repair: A Do-It-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home.
Family Handyman Magazine and the New Fix-It-Yourself Manual
Articles on home projects The first two books are both Readers’ Digest selected editions and offer detailed, step-by-step articles on various home projects. The technicality of the projects listed in the manual may vary from simple tasks, such as how to repair the frame of a chair or repairing a water faucet, to complex tasks, such as how to build your own garden pond and deck. The detailed illustrations further enhance your understanding, as one gets to see how the end-result is achieved, through step-by-step illustrations.
Dare to Repair: A Do-It-Herself Guide to fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home
Help for home maintenance and repair advice This book by Julie Sussman and Stephanie Glakas-Tenet is the ultimate reference for users in need of simple home maintenance and repair advice. This book tells you exactly what tools and material you will require for simple home maintenance tasks, be it cleaning a furnace filter or unclogging drains.