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Best Home Repair Books Everyone Should Read

There are countless Home Repair courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

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

 Best Home Repair Books Everyone Should ReadThe 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…
Author(s): Charlie Wing

2. Dare to Repair – Do-it-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home (05) by Sussman, Julie – Glakas-Tenet, Stephanie – Glakas-Tenet, Steph [Paperback (2005)] (2005)

 Best Home Repair Books Everyone Should ReadDare to Repair – Do-it-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home (05) by Sussman, Julie – Glakas-Tenet, Stephanie – Glakas-Tenet, Steph [Paperback (2005)]…
Author(s): Sussman

3. Black & Decker The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair, 4th Edition (Black & Decker Complete Guide) (2016)

 Best Home Repair Books Everyone Should ReadWhen something breaks in your house, finding and hiring an expensive repairman shouldn’t be the only option for homeowners. Next time your faucet springs a leak or that bedroom doorknob punches a hole in your drywall, fix it yourself with help from The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair: a one-volume encyclopedia of do-it-yourself fixes that will save you money, time, and frustration. With 350 projects offering clear instructions and over 2,000 photos to guide you through common repairs, The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair is your one-stop DIY manual.Formatted in a compact size and arranged by general subject…
Author(s): Editors of Cool Springs Press

4. Ultimate Guide: Wiring, 8th Updated Edition (Creative Homeowner) DIY Home Electrical Installations & Repairs from New Switches to Indoor & Outdoor Lighting with Step-by-Step Photos (Ultimate Guides) (2017)

 Best Home Repair Books Everyone Should ReadLearn how to: As a homeowner, you’ll learn how your house’s electrical system works and how to complete installations and repairs. This project-based book shows how to select the right cable, wires, and other equipment, and how to run wiring through walls and between floors. Projects guide you through installing switches, outlet receptacles, electrical appliances, and lighting systems.You’ll also learn how outdoor lighting, including security and low-voltage systems, can help improve and illuminate the exterior areas around your home.The eighth edition has…
Author(s): Editors of Creative Homeowner

5. The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning Poets (2007)

 Best Home Repair Books Everyone Should ReadTed Kooser has been writing and publishing poetry for more than forty years. In the pages of The Poetry Home Repair Manual, Kooser brings those decades of experience to bear. Here are tools and insights, the instructions (and warnings against instructions) that poets—aspiring or practicing—can use to hone their craft, perhaps into art. Using examples from his own rich literary oeuvre and from the work of a number of successful contemporary poets, the author schools us in the critical relationship between poet and reader, which is fundamental to what Kooser believes is poetry’s ultimate purpose: to…
Author(s): Ted Kooser

6. Home Maintenance For Dummies (2009)

 Best Home Repair Books Everyone Should ReadA 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…
Author(s): James Carey, Morris Carey

7. Beginner’s Guide to DIY & Home Repair: Essential DIY Techniques for the First Timer (Creative Homeowner) Practical Handbook for Complete Beginners with Expert Advice & Easy Instructions for Novices (2019)

 Best Home Repair Books Everyone Should ReadStart doing your own household repairs and simple renovations without the expense of calling in a professional! If you are frustrated by your own inability to handle a repair, or resentful of having to pay someone to take care of simple home maintenance, you’ve come to the right place!Owning a home can be expensive. Throw maintenance costs into the mix and it’s enough to feel buried by cost after cost. Data from Buildfax states that home repairs have increased by thirty percent in just five years! Most Americans are not prepared for or expecting these types of additional costs. Being prepared can help homeowners save money and…
Author(s): Jo Behari, Alison Winfield-Chislett

8. Household Hacks: 150+ Do It Yourself Home Improvement & DIY Household Tips That Save Time & Money (Household DIY Home Improvement Cleaning Organizing) (2017)

 Best Home Repair Books Everyone Should ReadAre you tired of doing things the hard way? Would you like to save time and money?Whether you want to (1) discover incredible household hacks, (2) save time and money, or (3) optimize and organize your home environment the right way, then this is the book for you!The best hacks and tips for cleaning and organizing your home!Hacks are wonderful shortcuts and clever tricks that make it much easier to live your life. These household hacks are innovative solutions to many of the problems you may face on a regular basis. This book covers all kinds of hacks that can make your…
Author(s): Ace McCloud

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

 Best Home Repair Books Everyone Should ReadBLACK+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,…
Author(s): Editors of Cool Springs Press

10. RV Living: A Beginner’s Guide To Turning Your Motorhome Dream Into Reality (2017)

 Best Home Repair Books Everyone Should ReadNew Updated 2nd Edition (With Free Bonus) | Learn How You Can Be Free and Live a Life on the Road!Learn How You Can Save Money With Insider Tips On How To Build Your Shipping Container Home!How would you like to: That’s the promise that a shipping container home offers!Get Your Copy of ‘Shipping Container Homes’These tiny houses are taking the world by storm at the moment, and rightfully so. Combine a massive oversupply of containers with people looking to live in cheap homes, that are even eco-friendly, and you can see why building container homes is a match…
Author(s): Bill Oatfield

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

 Best Home Repair Books Everyone Should ReadYour 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 room layouts, this book’s…
Author(s): Laura Agadoni

12. Ultimate Guide: Plumbing, 4th Updated Edition (Creative Homeowner) 800+ Photos; Step-by-Step Projects and Comprehensive How-To Information on Up-to-Date Products & Code-Compliant Techniques for DIY (2017)

 Best Home Repair Books Everyone Should ReadSave money by making minor and major plumbing repairs and improvements yourself, with help from this complete home plumbing guide! This updated and expanded edition of Creative Homeowner’s comprehensive, bestselling plumbing how-to book covers the most up-to-date products and techniques. Strong emphasis in the how-to information is placed on doing things correctly, so all of the projects use only code-compliant techniques. Ultimate Guide: Plumbing, 4th Edition prepares the do-it-yourselfer to handle any plumbing task in the home, from replacing a washer in a leaky faucet to renovating a bathroom. It also gives an…
Author(s): Editors of Creative Homeowner

Best Home Repair Books Everyone Should Read

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 repair 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
Publisher: Cool Springs Press, Year: 2020, Size: 175 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2550151

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

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


Author(s): L. CARDIN, JOSH
Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2665999

The book of home how-to: complete photo guide to home repair & improvement

Author(s): Black & Decker Corporation (Towson, Md.); Cool Springs Press
Publisher: Cool Springs Press, Year: 2020, Size: 160 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2786364

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

Author(s): Editors of Cool Springs Press;
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group, Year: 2019, Size: 41 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2646909

Popular Mechanics How to Fix Anything: Essential Home Repairs Anyone Can Do

Author(s): Popular Mechanics
Publisher: Hearst, Year: 2018, Size: 9 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2243553

Make and Mend: Sashiko-Inspired Embroidery Projects to Customize and Repair Textiles and Decorate Your Home

Author(s): Jessica Marquez
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, Year: 2018, Size: 316 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2336220

Make + mend: sashiko-inspired embroidery projects to customize and repair textiles and decorate your home

Author(s): Marquez, Jessica
Publisher: Potter;Ten Speed;Harmony;Rodale;Erin Scott, Watson-Guptill, Year: 2018, Size: 26 Mb, Download: azw3
ID: 2720440

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly record-breakers according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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