New Fix-It-Yourself Manual: How to Repair, Clean, and Maintain Anything and Everything In and Around Your Home
Manufacturer: Reader's Digest
Brand: Penguin Group USA
The indispensable reference guide for every homeowner, guaranteed to help you maintain and improve your home while saving time and money. Covering everything from replacing faulty faucets and showerheads to curing the quirks of an air conditioner, this book provides step-by-step illustrated instructions, plus a comprehensive chapter on tools.The indispensable reference guide for every homeowner, guaranteed to help you maintain and improve your home while saving time and money. Covering everything from replacing faulty faucets and showerheads to curing the quirks of an air conditioner, this book provides step-by-step illustrated instructions, plus a comprehensive chapter on tools. Includes more than 3,000 instructional photographs, illustrations, charts, and diagrams. Let New Fix-It-Yourself Manual guide you through: * Fixing a broken dryer by testing the thermostat, thermal fuse, heating coils, etc. * Troubleshooting electric and gas range problems and fixing them * Reupholstering and reweaving chair seats * Stocking up on the proper tools and supplies for fixing electronics * Installing, testing, and repairing speakers, including maintaining proper polarity * Repairing broken handbags and suitcases properly and professionally * Fixing small engines in yard and workshop tools * Restoring broken air conditioners, heaters, and dehumidifiers * Safely disassembling, testing, and repairing a chain saw REVIEW AUTHORBIO
In the woods, on a mountaintop, or at the waterâ€™s edge, a small cabin can fulfill big dreams. With attention to efficient living and minimizing energy footprints, Gerald Rowan provides 62 designs for compact and creative buildings that are flexible enough to fit whatever your needs may be. Rowan includes detailed floor plans with plenty of modular elements that make the designs adaptable and easy to recreate with cost-effective, low-maintenance materials. Make the most of the cabin you call home, regardless of its size.
Trailersteading: How to Find, Buy, Retrofit, and Live Large in a Mobile Home
Manufacturer: Skyhorse Publishing
All the advantages of a tiny house at a fraction of the cost!Â Imagine what you could do with your time if you didn't have to spend $16,000 a year on rent or a mortgage. Old single-wide mobile homes can often be found for free (and installed for a couple of thousand dollars) in rural areas, so trailersteading is akin to dumpster-diving. A trailer allows you to live without debt, to keep your ecological footprint to a minimum with energy bills at or below the national average, and even to blend right in alongside traditional-house dwellers after a few years. Trailersteading profiles thirteen mobile-home dwellers who have used trailers as a stepping stone toward achieving their dreams. Some have spent the cash saved to expedite renovations involving extra insulation, pitched roofs, classy interiors, and even basements, while the found money has allowed others to go off the grid. Many also took advantage of a low-cost housing option to pursue their passions, becoming full-time homemakers or homesteaders. In addition to the case studies, this book presents easy methods of minimizing the negative sides of trailer life and accentuating the positive. For example, did you know a single-wide is easy to retrofit for passive solar heating? That a simple plant-covered trellis can break up the blockiness of the trailer's external appearance? Learn which parts of installing and upgrading your trailer are easy for a DIYer and which parts should be left to the experts, along with how to cheaply heat and cool a mobile home.
Feng Shui that Makes Sense - Easy Ways to Create a Home that FEELS as Good as it Looks
Manufacturer: Two Harbors Press
You don't need to be a professional designer or a feng shui expert in order to have a beautiful, comfortable home. Feng Shui That Makes Sense takes you step-by-step through the process of using feng shui principles to create a home that will please your eye, relax your body, inspire your mind, and lift your spirit. After reading this book, you will be able to: - Easily create a home of beauty, harmony, and comfort - Learn basic feng shui principles that work every time in every space - Improve the look and feel of any room in your home - Discover the origins of popular feng shui myths and misunderstandings - Enhance the areas of your home relating to Love, Money, Health, Family, and more - Apply feng shui principles to your landscape and garden - Integrate nature and natural materials into your living space - Clear your home of unwanted energy - Create a home that nurtures and inspires you physically, mentally, and spiritually - Understand how and why your environment affects you the way it does
Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room-by-Room Guide to Creating a Home That Makes You Happy
Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster
Brand: Simon & Schuster
Domino: The Book of Decorating cracks the code to creating a beautiful home, bringing together inspiring rooms, how-to advice and insiders' secrets from today's premier tastemakers in an indispensable style manual. The editors take readers room by room, tapping the best ideas from domino magazine and culling insights from their own experiences. With an eye to making design accessible and exciting, this book demystifies the decorating process and provides the tools for making spaces that are personal, functional and fabulous.
Donâ€™t You Want Natural and Effective Homemade Remedies to Hundreds of Pinching Problems Faced by Almost Every Household? Here is the solution for Home cleaning, Stain, Rust, Skin care, and Hair care along with mouth-watering Vegan recipes. *LEMON: A SMALL, INNOCENT LOOKING, OVAL SHAPED, YELLOW FRUIT CAN DO WONDERS FOR YOU * Lemon is the best and sometimes the only answer to many big problems, and the cost is minuscule when compared to its qualities. Once you start using it for its optimum use, it is guaranteed that it will become an integral part of your household and an ever present member of your kitchen The lemon fruit is a hybrid of sour orange and citron. It grows on a small evergreen tree that is native to Asia, but it is cultivated throughout many parts of the world. Lemons are primarily used for their juice, which is about 5% citric acid with a sour taste. In this book, you will find multiple uses of lemons in different walks of your life. Medicinal Uses: This Book describes the miraculous properties of the Lemon for curing various common and critical illnesses. â€¢ Diabetes â€¢ Osteoporosis â€¢ Insomnia â€¢ Immunity Boosting â€¢ Cough and Cold â€¢ Travel Sickness â€¢ Acne â€¢ Heartburn â€¢ Detoxification â€¢ Weight Loss Beauty Care: Lemon is an amazing fruit for Beauty Care because of its constituting molecules. By reading this book you will understand how to make Natural Homemade and Effective beauty care products. -In this book you will find recipes for â€¢ Scrubs â€¢ Face Masks â€¢ Toners â€¢ Skin Softeners â€¢ Foot Soaks â€¢ Bath Soaks â€¢ Dandruff Cures and much more House and laundry Cleaning: Lemon will prove to be a star warrior when it comes to cruising against Dirt, Dust, Stains, Spots, and Rust, etc. Lemon has hundreds of uses as far as cleaning is concerned. Some of them are - â€¢ Window, Metal, Microwave, and Furniture etc. Cleaner â€¢ Sanitizer, Deodorizer, Fragrance, and Insect R...
The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair: 2000 Color How-To Photos (Black & Decker Home Improvement Library)
Manufacturer: Creative Publishing International
Brand: Brand: Creative Publishing International
Filled with over 2000 color photographs, The Black & Decker Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair is unrivaled among home repair books. This refreshing and accessible guide offers more than 500 pages of the most reliable, up-to-date information available on exterior and interior do-it-yourself home repairs, including a complete section on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). Top-quality color photography, detailed tools and materials lists, hundreds of helpful tips, and modern, time-saving techniques put The Black & Decker Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair in a class by itself. This remarkable book is, quite simply, brighter, more exciting, and more helpful than any comparable book on the market. Highlights: **Presents over 2000 clear, color photographs for quality that is unparalleled in the how-to publishing industry. Competing titles use primarily illustrations and line drawings. **Includes over 300 of the most important home repair projects you're likely to face. **Provides complete tools and 7 materials lists for all projects. **Features troubleshooting charts that let you pinpoint the cause of common problems and their solutions. **Includes maintenance checklists for seasonal and annual inspections. **Includes extensive techniques and safety sections with valuable advice from home repair contractors and safety experts. **Uses a convenient, self-referencing format with numbered steps and detailed, labeled photographs that guide readers first to the general topic, then through the detailed steps of each specific project. **Contains projects that have been carefully researched and checked by home improvement professionals. **Demonstrates top-quality, affordable tools and materials recommended by home repair experts. Got a problem with grout? Open The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair (to page 98) and watch your tiling worries dissolve before the simple beauty of photography. Black & Decker has anticipated your every question and problem with interior, exterior, and home sys...
Black & Decker The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair: With 350 Projects and Over 2,000 Photos (Black & Decker Complete Photo Guide)
Manufacturer: Creative Publishing international
Brand: Creative Publishing Internatinal
With over 2,000 gorgeous, crystal-clear illustrations, your DIY home repairs have never been more straightforward. And now, in an updated compact size, thereâ€™s no job site this book canâ€™t handle.Â What do you do when things break? If youâ€™re like most people, you have two options: call a repairman or pay for costly replacements. But if youâ€™ve ever wished for a third choice, this is your book: a one-volume encyclopedia of do-it-yourself fixes that will save you money, time, and frustration as you become your own home handy-person.Â The first three editions of The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair sold more than 600,000 copies. At a price of $35, the 560-page hardcover version was a lot of book for the money. But for some, it was just too big to manage on the jobâ€”so we shrunk it. Weâ€™ve kept all the information and all the beautiful full-color photos, but adapted them to a 6.5-by-8.5-inch compact edition that can fit in most toolboxes and live happily on your favorite bookshelf. Initially, the compact edition was available only at large home centers, where it grew so popular that now, for the first time ever, weâ€™ve decided to make it available to everyone at a reduced bargain price of $24.99. Plumbing, wiring, windows and doors, flooring, furnaces, water heaters, wall coverings . . . if it can be found in or around your house, The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair will teach you how to fix it. Got a problem with grout? Open The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair (to page 98) and watch your tiling worries dissolve before the simple beauty of photography. Black & Decker has anticipated your every question and problem with interior, exterior, and home systems repairs, and detailed the solutions in just over 500 pages. In no other human endeavor is a visual guide so important as home repair (well, maybe brain surgery), so this is a crucial aid to the handyperson. Easy-to-find sections on floors, insulation, roofing, chimneys, water heaters, wall switches, air cond...
This historical guide, originally written in 1945, includes information on making fires, canoeing, using axes and knives, and crafting shelters from hand-gathered materials. Readers also learn about clothing, gear, and useful plants. This book also is an account of life in the 1800s, when survival in the wild depended on one's skill and ingenuity.