Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Book Review - The Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual

The Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual
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About the Book
The leading manual for home improvements is getting an update to address current codes, latest materials, tools and technology.

The bestselling, most comprehensive guide to home improvements has been revised and updated once again since it's revision in 2005. Over 10 million copies of READER'S DIGEST COMPLETE DO-IT-YOURSELF MANUAL have been sold since it's original publication in 1973. In 2005, the manual got bigger and better than ever, when The Family Handyman and Reader's Digest joined forces and completely revised, updated, rewrote, and redesigned this home improvement classic. Now in 2014, The Family Handyman has once again updated and revised this do-it-yourself classic to make it relevant to today's homeowners and DIYers . . .

Written in a style of text that addresses readers in a very accessible, conversational tone for easy, user-friendly assistance with every do-it-yourself task. All instructions and materials have been updated to address current codes (electrical, plumbing and building), and revised to indicate the very latest in materials, tools, and technology. Suitable for beginners and experts alike, this newly revised edition includes:

  • Over 3,000 photos and illustrations to make complex projects and repairs easy to understand
  • Twice as many storage projects that help home owners cut clutter.
  • New building materials that yield great-looking, long-lasting results -- and low maintenance!
  • New technology that lets homeowners save energy, add convenience or improve security.
  • New building codes that make homes safer, more energy-efficient and trouble-free.

The book's tried-and-true instructions provide do-it-yourself solutions to a ton of problems that could cost a fortune if you had to hire a professional.

This manual is a "must-have" reference guide for every home-owning man or woman.

My Take on the Book
I cannot say that I am the best at doing things myself but that does not mean that I will not, nor should not try to accomplish things at home. With that in mind this book has a plethora of great tips and ideas about how to keep up with small and larger issues that come up at home. So far I have had to turn to the book to answer a few plumbing questions and next I have some questions about an electrical problem that has started to surface. In looking through the book I have come to find that the instructions are simple to follow and the images make it even easier. I love how complete the book is and this was definitely a needed guide for my household and it will also benefit yours too!

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