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.
- How Your House Works: A Visual Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Your Home (RSMeans) (2018)
- Essential Home Repair: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home (Essential (This Old House Books)) (2000)
- Remodel: Without Going Bonkers or Broke (2017)
- New Home Journal: Record All the Repairs, Upgrades and Home Improvements During Your Years at… (2017)
- Home Improvement For Dummies (2016)
- Home Improvement ― A Love Story (2019)
- Black & Decker The Book of Home How-To: Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair & Improvement (2018)
- Maryland Home Improvement Contractor: 2019 Study Review & Practice Exams (2019)
- Home Electrical Wiring: A Complete Guide to Home Electrical Wiring Explained by a Licensed Electrical Contractor (2013)
- National Renovation & Insurance Repair Estimator 2019 (National Renovation and Insurance Repair Estimator) (2018)
- Shipping Container Homes: How to Build a Shipping Container Home – Including Building Tips, Techniques, Plans, Designs, and Startling Ideas (2018)
The 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.
Essential Home Repair: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home (Essential (This Old House Books)) (2000)
A 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.
The 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 –
New Home Journal: Record All the Repairs, Upgrades and Home Improvements During Your Years at… (2017)
Your 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.
Home Improvement For Dummies (2016)
All 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.
Romance 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.
Black & Decker The Book of Home How-To: Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair & Improvement (2018)
BLACK+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.
•Test Taking Techniques•Book Overviews•Highlight and Tab Instructions•Hundreds of Test Questions•Math Review•Test Scope & Approved References
Home Electrical Wiring: A Complete Guide to Home Electrical Wiring Explained by a Licensed Electrical Contractor (2013)
is 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.
National Renovation & Insurance Repair Estimator 2019 (National Renovation and Insurance Repair Estimator) (2018)
Current 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.
Shipping Container Homes: How to Build a Shipping Container Home – Including Building Tips, Techniques, Plans, Designs, and Startling Ideas (2018)
As 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?
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 Library 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.