Money Saver Summer: DIY Home Repair

Summer is here in full force, both in heat, and ferocious thunderstorms. With it comes a variety of activities and vacation opportunities. If you’re a relatively new homeowner like me you might be stuck doing home repairs rather than lounging on one of our great beaches. Did you know that home maintenance can cost close to 4% of your home’s value per year?! One great way to save on those costs is to skip on calling the repairman and give DIY repair a shot. Before you charge head long into fixing that leaky faucet or that creaky storm door check out some of these great titles and arm yourself with knowledge before you swing that hammer!

DIYDIY Quick Fix: Over 100 Helpful Tips and Techniques for Repairing and Improving Your Home
Providing quick-fix techniques for tackling the most common DIY home improvement problems-from freeing stuck windows to repairing burst pipes-this handy book features step-by-step sequences, combining close-up annotated images and clear instructions that are easy to follow while completing the tasks at hand.

DIY2Complete Book of DIY, Decoration and Home Improvement: Ideas and Techniques for Decorating your Home
Includes a great section on decoration as well as home improvement tips! Your house will be working and looking great!

 

Handyman100 things Every Homeowner Must Know: How to Save Money, Solve Problems, and Improve Your Home
This book gives you the knowledge you need to be a better homeowner. You’ll make informed decisions, avoid frustrations and save thousands over the life of your home.

 

How-toThe Book of Home How-To: The Complete Photo
Guide to Home Repair & Improvement.
Clear, step-by-step instructions with full-color photography show how to accomplish the most common home repair, maintenance and improvement tasks. A complete homeowners manual for jobs that cover every part of the home, including electrical, plumbing, flooring, walls, windows and doors, kitchens, bathrooms, cabinetry, garages, basements, and exteriors.

 

RepairWhole House Repair Guide
The Family Handyman’s Whole House Repair Guide gives readers the know-how and confidence to tackle repair jobs, save money and avoid the hassles of service calls. We cover all of the most common repairs from floors to ceilings, from paint to plumbing. Indoors or out, large or small, this is the guide you need to do the job right.

Now you’re ready to tackle all those odd jobs that have been plaguing your house since February!

Arryn

 

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