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Best Home Improvement Books: The Ultimate List

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Home Improvement books.

1. How Your House Works: A Visual Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Your Home (RSMeans) (2018)

 Best Home Improvement Books: The Ultimate ListThe revised and updated third edition of How Your House Works is a hands-on guide that gives you the low-down on why your faucet is leaking, your dishwasher is overflowing, or your furnace is on the fritz. This comprehensive book is your reference to virtually everything in your house with richly illustrated explanations of electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors, and windows. This must-have book answers most questions homeowners face when repairs are needed or when a new house or addition is in your future. How…
Author(s): Charlie Wing

2. Essential Home Repair: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home (Essential (This Old House Books)) (2000)

 Best Home Improvement Books: The Ultimate ListA house is the single largest investment most adults will ever make. However, a house neglected will rot, leak and frustrate the owner. Let Norm Abram, Tom Silva and the experts at This Old House show you how to correctly maintain your home (and investment) throughout the year in this functional season-by-season guide to home repair….
Author(s): Editors of This Old House

3. Remodel: Without Going Bonkers or Broke (2017)

 Best Home Improvement Books: The Ultimate ListThe very idea of remodeling your home can be scary and intimidating. But…  will help you to: If you plan to hire a professional to remodel your home -…
Author(s): Molinelli PhD, Jim

4. New Home Journal: Record All the Repairs, Upgrades and Home Improvements During Your Years at… (2017)

 Best Home Improvement Books: The Ultimate ListYour home is the most exciting purchase you will ever make. It’s simultaneously the playground, castle and nest where your family will grow. It’s also a big responsibility with lots of little details to keep track of. Fortunately, this book makes it super simple to organize everything, including: for when appliances need repair for matching existing walls and trims to keep appliances running smoothly so replacements are a cinch so you can keep wood shiny and tile glossyPacked with informative tips, fill-in-the-blank prompts and grid pages for sketching…
Author(s): Laura Agadoni

5. Home Improvement For Dummies (2016)

 Best Home Improvement Books: The Ultimate ListAll home improvements don’t require a contractor. Installing a smoke detector, painting a room, and unclogging a sink are all home improvements. In fact, doing the job yourself is often cheaper and always more rewarding. There’s no mystery to home repair. The most important tool you need to make home repairs is know-how—to fix the problem at hand and to buy the other tools and hardware you’ll need! Home Improvement For Dummies is a whole-house repair manual for everyone from fledgling do-it-yourselfers to seasoned handymen…
Author(s): Gene Hamilton, Katie Hamilton

6. Home Improvement ― A Love Story (2019)

 Best Home Improvement Books: The Ultimate ListRomance on Aisle Sixteen―opposites attract amid the hammers and screws of the home improvement store. Gabe Mason became a father at seventeen, and his daughter, Ellie, is the most important thing in his life. But being the parent the courts demand means Gabe has given up most of his dreams―education, making furniture, a gay social life―to be a model dad with a steady, reliable job in a home improvement store. Life’s predictable until Jerry, a shy, eccentric guy in a hat and sunglasses, begs Gabe to oversee the renovation of his run-down mansion. Gabe loves the house and the work, and Jerry’s pretty lovable…
Author(s): Tara Lain

7. Black & Decker The Book of Home How-To: Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair & Improvement (2018)

 Best Home Improvement Books: The Ultimate ListBLACK+DECKER The Book of Home How-To is a comprehensive home reference book with all of the information you need to perform just about any home repair or improvement project you can dream of. And even though it boasts 600 densely packed pages of reliable DIY instructions, this brick of a book will still fit into your toolbox. This book is an A-to-Z encyclopedia with precise how-to instructions and clear photos on every page. With an expanded index of keywords that is intuitive and a simple, alphabetical strategy for organizing the information, you won't spend precious time wading through stuff you…
Author(s): Editors of Cool Springs Press

8. Maryland Home Improvement Contractor: 2019 Study Review & Practice Exams (2019)

 Best Home Improvement Books: The Ultimate List•Test Taking Techniques•Book Overviews•Highlight and Tab Instructions•Hundreds of Test Questions•Math Review•Test Scope & Approved References…
Author(s): One Exam Prep

9. Home Electrical Wiring: A Complete Guide to Home Electrical Wiring Explained by a Licensed Electrical Contractor (2013)

 Best Home Improvement Books: The Ultimate Listis written by a licensed electrical contractor who explains how to wire small electrical projects, rewire or upgrade an older home, and wire a new home. The book is complete with 2011 and 2013 electrical codes for each project that are easy to understand, along with hundreds of on the job photos. During the past several years while answering over 2100 electrical questions, Dave has been requested by many people to write a home wiring book. He began his writing project by researching what people were looking for which was the ideal book Dave wanted to produce: A practical guide to wiring written by an electrician featuring actual on…
Author(s): David W Rongey

10. National Renovation & Insurance Repair Estimator 2019 (National Renovation and Insurance Repair Estimator) (2018)

 Best Home Improvement Books: The Ultimate ListCurrent prices in dollars and cents and detailed descriptions for hard-to-find items needed on most insurance, repair, remodeling, and renovation jobs. All price items include labor, material, and equipment breakouts, plus special charts that tell you exactly how these costs are calculated. Includes many reinstall/salvage cost estimates, hundreds of sample product images and unique architectural items….
Author(s): Jonathan Russell

11. Shipping Container Homes: How to Build a Shipping Container Home – Including Building Tips, Techniques, Plans, Designs, and Startling Ideas (2018)

 Best Home Improvement Books: The Ultimate ListAs of 2016, the average home price was $356,200. How many of the younger demographic of the home buying age is having to count every penny just to stay a bit ahead of the game? How many of them only see the options to either remain at home with the family or start renting.…without even realizing that there’s a third option?You see, with a shipping container home, you could get a finished home for a fraction of the cost of a traditional home.Shipping container homes are amazing, but everyone hasn’t quite caught up with the trend so it can be difficult for DIYers to find a comprehensive and easy-to-follow resource on the…
Author(s): Louis Meier

Best Home Improvement Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some home improvement books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Black & Decker The Book of Home How-to: Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair & Improvement

Author(s): Editors of Cool Springs Press
ID: 2550151, Publisher: Cool Springs Press, Year: 2020, Size: 175 Mb, Format: epub

COMPLETE DIY HOME REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT: The Ultimate Guide On Repairing and Improvement Of Your House

Author(s): ROBERT, EMILY
ID: 2602584, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 586 Kb, Format: pdf

HOMEOWNER MAINTENANCE & IMPROVEMENT MANUAL: Ultimate Guide To Fix Common Household Issues With Simple Tools Like A Pro

Author(s): BRADLEY, JANE
ID: 2667219, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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