A handyman is an all-around skilled “jack of all trades” who can perform a wide range of repairs and home improvement projects. Depending on the size of the job, it may be necessary to hire a licensed contractor instead.
Having the right DIY manuals on hand can help you save money and avoid unnecessary repair bills. Here are a few of our favorite manuals to get you started.
The Family Handyman’s Whole House Repair Guide
If you’re a homeowner, learning basic handyman skills is an essential skill. It will help you save money and avoid expensive service calls, such as when a light fixture breaks or your showerhead leaks. These simple fixes can be easy to do yourself if you know what you’re doing. This handyman and home repair guide will give you the confidence and know-how to tackle any project around your house. With 850+ photos and illustrations, it will walk you through each job from floors to ceilings, from painting to plumbing. It covers indoor and outdoor jobs, large and small. It’s the perfect DIY companion for any home.
The Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual
The ultimate do-it-yourself manual, this handyman book gives readers the confidence and know-how to tackle almost any home improvement project. Its comprehensive guides show step-by-step how to do everything from repairing leaky faucets and broken light bulbs to painting your bedroom walls and replacing worn floor tiles. Its easy-to-follow guidelines make even the most complicated projects seem like a breeze. One of the best-selling books on the subject, this guide is a must-have for every home owner.
Another best-seller from Black & Decker, this handyman book helps readers find the right tools for the job and gives them detailed instructions on how to use them properly. With more tips and more guides than ever before, this is the go-to guide for those looking to take their DIY skills to the next level.
Unlike other guides that are overly sugarcoated or too complicated for beginners, this handyman book is short and to the point. Its concise descriptions and helpful illustrations help you get the most out of your DIY efforts and makes this guide a must-have for any home improvement enthusiast.
Reader’s Digest’s newly updated version of this top-selling do-it-yourself manual is the perfect way for homeowners to tap into their inner “tool man.” This handyman book shows you step-by-step and with colorful, detailed illustrations how to complete hundreds of different plumbing, electrical, painting and home repair projects. It also includes new chapters on buying materials, safety and ways to save time and money and it’s brought up to code to address current codes and the latest materials, tools and techniques.
This is a must-have for any homeowner who wants to save money on costly service calls. Its tried-and-true instructions give do-it-yourself solutions to a host of problems that would cost a fortune to hire a professional to handle.
Home Maintenance For Dummies
If you are a home owner, you know that your house requires regular maintenance to keep it in tip-top shape. This handy book will teach you how to tackle a variety of home repair projects, from clogged drains and leaky roofs to keeping your appliances running efficiently and keeping your house clean and comfortable.
One of the best handyman guides out there, this book is easy to understand and makes it simple to learn how to fix things yourself. The tips in this book will help you save money and avoid hiring expensive contractors. It will also give you the confidence to tackle a wide range of projects, from small fixes like fixing a clogged sink to bigger ones, such as replacing your water heater.
A step-by-step guide to tackling your own home repairs, this book will walk you through every project. It will teach you how to save thousands of dollars each year by doing the work yourself. It will also show you how to perform routine inspections, keep your appliances in top condition and increase energy efficiency.
This is a must-have for all DIYers. It covers everything from basic maintenance to a full list of home repair projects, and includes step-by-step instructions and expert advice to make sure you can do your work properly. It will help you keep your home in great shape, so you can enjoy it for years to come.
The Ultimate Guide to Home Repair
From the publisher:
This hands-on, step-by-step guide shows readers how to tackle a variety of projects. With thousands of photos and illustrations, this book will give readers the confidence to take on a project themselves or save money by hiring a professional. The Ultimate Guide to Home Repair covers the reader’s home from top to bottom, inside and out, and provides essential instruction on plumbing and electrical repairs; heating and cooling; roofing and siding; cabinets and countertops; and more. There is also information about tools, materials, and basic skills, as well as more than 300 step-by-step projects that include how-to photo sequences.