Sometimes home improvement can be tricky, especially if you are taking it all on yourself. If you aren’t careful then before you know it some wires have been crossed, the kitchen looks a tornado hit, and the pressure cleaner grew a mind of its own. For all of the bumps you will inevitably hit on your home improvement journey, refer to some of these great books to get you through them.
Black & Decker’s The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair
This hefty book from Black & Decker offers 350 projects with over 2000 high quality photos to get you through your next home improvement endeavor. The book offers well organized and clear sections that make it the perfect companion for any handyperson. Whether you are having a problem with grout or flooring, Black & Decker offer crisp photos with step-by-step instructions from experts.
How Your House Works: A Visual Guide to Understanding & Maintaining Your Home by Charlie Wing
If you have purchased your first home (congratulations!) then you might want to check out Wing’s stellar book. This is the perfect book for all of those home improvement mishaps that you can fix yourself: a dishwasher that won’t work, a leaky faucet, a running toilet, etc. According to the publisher, the book uncovers the mystery behind every major appliance and element of a house, leaving no room for surprises.
Ultimate Guide to Home Repair & Improvement by Editors of Creative Homeowner
The largest home improvement book on the market, this 608 page monster is jam packed with every home improvement project your heart desires. The book offers over 300 projects with step-by-step instructions, photos, and clear illustrations to help you with your home improvement needs.
Black & Decker’s The Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement: More Than 200 Value-adding Remodeling Projects
Whether you want to sell your home for a bigger profit or simply want to make an addition, Black & Decker’s The Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement offers spectacular how-to instructions and photos for your renovation endeavors. The projects range from something as simple to adding a vanity to the more complex like new flooring.
Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love by Julie Moir Messervy
Home Improvement isn’t just about the inside of your home. In fact, landscaping is a key aspect of home improvement both for aesthetics and value. Messervy takes turns the oversaturated world of gardening books on its head by providing clear concepts that anyone can do. The book makes a perfect addition to the library of the gardener in your life.