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This is the ultimate home improvement book that combines practical advice with inspirational ideas on how exactly how to update your home and increase its value.'
The Organised Mum Method helped readers everywhere to feel on top of their housework. The Organised Time Technique revolutionised the way you planned the rest of your day. Now, The Organised Mum Method Journal will pull together both methods into an interactive, motivating journal that will help the you plan every aspect of your week.
The fashionable and functional Posh: Deluxe Organizer 2021-2022 17-Month Monthly/Weekly Planning Calendar is perfect for anyone who prefers the traditional method of planning. Sturdy, hard cover with a brushstroke pattern embellished with gold foil stripes Removable product tab Spiral Bound Elastic band closure Two convenient pockets 17 months from August 2021-December 2022 17 reinforced monthly tabs Weekly and monthly planning pages Customizable Monthly Habit Trackers Inspirational quotes 2021-2022 Holiday Planning Pages Reference Pages: 2023 planning; Sections for Movies to See; Books to Read; Special Days; Gifts to Buy; Places to Go; Notes Three sheets of 3" x 3" perforated squares to tear out for lists, notes, etc. Sticker pages Measures 6 3/4" x 9" closed; 9" x 14" open Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based ink
Based on the best-selling book of the same name, The Martha Manual 2022 Calendar is a full-color, daily calendar that features hundreds of expert tips and useful insights taken from the book, helping you to learn how to do (almost) everything-the Martha way. Other features include: Day/date reference on each page Includes official major holidays Easel backer for desk or tabletop display Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based ink Tear-off pages Combined weekend pages Plenty of tips, how-tos, and advice on cleaning, entertaining, cooking, organizing, scheduling, and more!
In today's throwaway culture, it can often seem easier to ditch a broken item rather than attempt to repair it. But this also seems like madness at a time when we're all trying to be thrifty, and at the same time reduce the amount of rubbish we contribute to landfill. In this timely new book, Sian Berry sets out to prove that your much-loved table with the wonky leg, wobbly earring or dodgy door handle can be given a new lease of life with a bit of common sense and know-how. With chapters covering furniture, kitchenware, electrical goods, textiles and jewellery, Sian guides you through 400 repair projects, each accompanied by step-by-step illustrations and simple instructions. Even the most DIY-shy person will find this book a revelation.
Hanging drywall properly can be a difficult and tedious job, which is why it's so expensive to have a professional do it for you. "Drywall" has received rave reviews from readers for its thorough and clear instructions and this revised version gives readers information on new tools and materials and techniques that the author has field-tested since the last revision in 2008. For the first time the book also includes a bound-in DVD with tips and techniques for hassle-free drywall installation. "Drywall" offers the very latest information with the familiar easy-to-use format that made the first three editions such great successes.
A practical guide for advanced DIY enthusiasts, as well as professional and student builders, which shows properly how to install or repair and asphalt or shingle roof. Asphalt shingles are lightweight, fire resistant and relatively inexpensive which has made them a popular option in modern housebuilding. This book walks you through the techniques and procedures for laying down the shingles, working round obstacles and repairing small patches.
Enjoying a meal at a handcrafted dining table is one of a woodworker's great pleasures. The tables in this book have been designed by top craftsman Kim Graves. There are projects to suit every taste and style of decor: Country, Shaker, Colonial and Queen Anne. There is special seasoned advice on how to solve table-building challenges, as well as how to create and adapt designs. Whether you are a beginner, a student or an experienced woodworker, the dining tables in this book will provide plenty of challenges to increase your skills. The projects range in difficulty from a simple trestle table to a formal veneered masterpiece.
The fashionable and functional Posh: Deluxe Organizer 2021-2022 17-Month Monthly/Weekly Planning Calendar is perfect for anyone who prefers the traditional method of planning. Sturdy, hard cover with a tiger print pattern embellished with navy blue foil Removable product tab Spiral Bound Elastic band closure Two convenient pockets 17 months from August 2021-December 2022 17 reinforced monthly tabs Weekly and monthly planning pages Customizable Monthly Habit Trackers Inspirational quotes 2021-2022 Holiday Planning Pages Reference Pages: 2023 planning; Sections for Movies to See; Books to Read; Special Days; Gifts to Buy; Places to Go; Notes Three sheets of 3" x 3" perforated squares to tear out for lists, notes, etc. Sticker pages Measures 6 3/4" x 9" closed; 9" x 14" open Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based ink
A hands-on, step-by-step guide to properly maintaining your home
Your home requires regular maintenance to operate safely and efficiently. The expert advice in this second edition of "Home Maintenance For Dummies" can help you save literally thousands of dollars each year by showing you how to perform home maintenance yourself
This new edition provides the latest tips on how to tune up your home and make repairs to every room of the house, from basement to attic. By combining step-by-step instructions and expert information, this practical guide gives you the skills to tackle everything from furnace tune-ups to leaky roofs. You'll also learn how to conduct routine inspections, keep major appliances running efficiently, and increase energy efficiency.Shows how to keep your home in tip-top shape, preserve its value, and avoid costly repairsCovers all rooms of the house, in addition to the roof, foundation, and exteriorExplains how to keep all home systems and major appliances running smoothlyIncludes a seasonal maintenance scheduleProvides the latest green maintenance options to help lower your utility bills
James Carey and Morris Carey have a radio show, a newspaper column, and a Web site, all called "On the House, " and appear regularly on "CBS News Saturday Morning." They are also the authors of "Home Remodeling For Dummies"
If you've always wanted to tackle home repairs like a pro, "Home Maintenance For Dummies, 2nd Edition" is your ideal resource
Here, for the first time, is a completely authoritative guide on how to look after your old house - whether it's a timber framed medieval cottage, an eighteenth century urban terrace or an example of Victorian or Edwardian speculative development. Taking it's lead from the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (who have approved and authorised this volume), the book's approach is one of respect, restraint and repair rather than 'restoration' which can so easily and permanently destroy the rich historical legacy of any old building. Providing richly and deeply informed practical guidance on everything from breathability and damp to structural movement, roofs, windows and doors, this is the essential reading for anyone with an old house in need of any kind of repair or maintenance.
With a handy flip-chart format, this easy-to-use spiral-bound handbook for the home lists more than 600 common house problems, with causes and solutions for each. 30 color photos. 36 illustrations.
You open the kitchen cabinet, reach for the jar of peanut butter, and there on its top are mice droppings. What's the safest means to be rid of the mice? In "Ask the Bugman," Board Certified Entomologist Richard Fagerlund offers advice on pest control drawn from answers to commonly asked questions in his nationally distributed newspaper column. For mice, live traps are best, using oatmeal as bait. Never use poisons or glue boards. He also encourages preventive measures to plug the holes mice use as entrances.
With thirty-years' experience in pest control, Fagerlund offers suggestions for controlling nearly fifty common (and a few not so common) pests found in and around the home. The questions are divided into categories including disruptive pests, destructive pests, biters and stingers, reptiles and rodents, and garden and household bugs. But what separates "Ask the Bugman" from other such books is its environmental ethic, which is carefully laid out in the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Typical IPM methods include habitat modification, improved sanitation, and the use of less-toxic, pest-specific baits. As alternatives to harmful chemicals, he counsels use of home remedies, provides a number of these, and includes others sent in by readers of his column. Ten original sketches of common household pests give readers an appreciation of their appearance.
Using crisp photos and drawings, Bollinger goes step by step through the process. You will learn how to estimate materials, select the right kind of wood, prepare the subfloor and achieve a blemish-free finish for an old or new floor. Bollinger also provides numerous tips and tricks, and sources of supply. The book is indexed for easy reference.
Find Success in the Real Estate Market "Tracy has nailed all the critical check-offs for successful buying or selling. It's a game changer for our industry." -Mauricio Umansky, founder/CEO of The Agency #1 Bestseller in Moving & Relocation Top residential real estate agent Tracy McLaughlin reveals how buyers and sellers can get the best price possible-by understanding how the real estate market really works. Buying and selling houses. Because most people only enter the real estate market once a decade or less, few really know how it works. The housing market elicits a lot of emotions, from excitement to anxiety. Oftentimes, this blinds us to the realities of how the market actually works. Tracy McLaughlin is here to help. From those buying their first home to sellers with some experience, this book is packed with essential advice. A roadmap for buyers and sellers. In nearly all real estate sales, buyers and sellers leave behind thousands or even hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars on the table. As frightening as this reality is, it continually happens because one simple decision, among the countless made during the entire process, can greatly impact the outcome of the transaction. Bridging the gap between information and expertise. Buyers and sellers have greater access to information and even the ability to direct the sales process, but most people still lack a key aspect: expertise. By presenting an inside view on sales, McLaughlin provides a guide for optimizing the sale and purchase of homes. Inside find: Detailed guidelines for how to save money and make money Advice for finding the right real estate agent The real estate for dummies book every home buyer or seller needs If you've looked for guidance in books such as Dream Home, Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, or Home Buying Kit For Dummies, then you'll find more of what you're looking for in Real Estate Rescue by Tracy McLaughlin.
In this stirring memoir, discover the timely story of a couple who takes in a homeless man and the life-altering effect the experience has on all three of them. For years, "Fisher King Mike" wandered L.A., preaching to his people. On occasion he'd share an open mic night with Michael Konik, who offered a curious and sympathetic ear, particularly when the Fisher King lamented his separation from his wife (who he claimed was Selena Gomez). As the pair began to trust one another, confusion and distance gave way to something that astounded them both. The Unexpected Guest gives love profound new dimensions with its story of family, friendship, and the meaning of home. Konik offered food and a pair of pants when his new friend came by, and wondered how much he owed the troubled Fisher King-a question all of America faces with the nation's ongoing homelessness crisis. When Konik and his wife gave Fisher King Mike a place in their home, handy as he turned out to be with household projects, they witnessed a guest become a caretaker. Gone was the man who gave sermons about his supposed estate next door to Kanye West. Gone was the man drifting through life. What each never saw coming was their own transformation and the lessons they'd learn about what it means not only to be good people, but simply to be human.
What are the best ways to defeat rising damp, combat yellowing cotton and fix noisy water pipes? How often should you pick your herbs to keep them bushy and healthy? Full of invaluable and easy-to-follow advice for indoors and out, "The Home Book" has all the answers for you. "The Home Book" provides simple techniques for cleaning, maintaining and repairing your home. Save money using "The Home Book's" own recipes for dishwasher, window and toilet cleaners, and follow the invaluable stain removal tips - did you know you can get rid of lipstick stains with kerosene and use milk when removing ink on cotton? Other handy hints are great for the environment as well as your budget, such as replacing regular light bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent ones, and running your fridge between 3 C and 5 C to reduce electricity costs. Tips on growing herbs, container gardening, making your own straw compost and tending a worm garden will guarantee you get the best out of your outdoor space, whether it's a garden, backyard or apartment balcony. Every home, no matter how big or small, will benefit from this book that is packed with clever ideas, practical information and helpful hints, "The Home Book" is an indispensible DIY manual. Key points: includes hundreds of projects for around the home and garden to keep it clean and functioning; all clever tips that you wish you had learnt from your grandparents; covers a broad range of household tips, from cleaning, stain removal and do-it-yourself repairs to basic vehicle maintenance; and, includes all the need-to-know information on how to grow a healthy and sustainable garden, both for houses and apartments; includes environmentally-aware green options.
The classic bestselling resource for every American home. Choosing
fabrics, cleaning china, keeping the piano in tune, making a good
fire, folding a fitted sheet, setting the dining room table,
keeping surfaces free of food pathogens, watering plants, removing
stains -- "Home Comforts" addresses the meanings as well as the
methods of hands -- on housekeeping to help you manage everyday
chores, find creative solutions to modern domestic dilemmas, and
enhance the experience of life at home.
This book features: Sizing up the problem Tools & how to use them Painting Fixing scratches, squeaks, scrapes, & chips Repairing leaks & clogs Electrical repairs you can do What to do about mold, mildew, moss & dry rot Pets & pests Yard work Energy efficiency Creating a year-round home-maintenance schedule
A guide to tackling the problems experienced in a project of this nature relevant to planning and building control procedures.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Here's all the information you need to build a well or septic system yourself - and save a lot of time, money, and frustration. S. Blackwell Duncan has thoroughly revised and updated this second edition of Wells and Septic Systems to conform to current codes and requirements. He also has expanded this national bestseller to include new material on well and septic installation, water storage and distribution, water treatment, ecological considerations, and septic systems for problem building sites.
One of the best investments any owner can make to add value to their home is to renovate a kitchen. New cabinets and fresh countertops can make a world of difference. Both are surprisingly easy to install as detailed in this integrated book/DVD video by professional cabinetmaker Gregory Paolini. Through a comprehensive, multimedia approach he shows exactly how to do it yourself, from choosing the right cabinetry and countertop materials to preparing the site for easy installation. There's valuable direction for installing both wall and base cabinets so they're level and square, as well as perfecting side panels and trim around the cabinets. The author's foolproof methods apply to both stock and custom cabinets, giving readers plenty of options--both high-end and economical--for updating their kitchens. Step-by-step text, photos, sidebars, and "WorkSmart" tips will go a long way in getting the new look just right.
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