Synopses & Reviews
With over 1,700 gorgeous, crystal-clear illustrations, your DIY home improvement projects have never been more straightforward.
A decade ago, the original Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement
was lauded by do-it-yourselfers as an unrivaled resource in independent home renovation. Now, for the first time outside of the big-box building centers, it is available in a convenient, compact new size of 6.5" by 8.5"—the perfect fit for your toolbox. Finally, a home improvement how-to guide that’s equally at home on the job site as it is on your bookshelf.
Three simple words can make your dreams of a better home come true at any time and in any economy: do it yourself. Armed with good information, some basic skills, and a can-do attitude, you’ll find that you can upgrade, renovate, or improve upon any room in your house—all without calling in an expensive professional. The Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement is a comprehensive bible of remodeling information, focusing on the significant projects that help homeowners add real value to their homes while bettering their lifestyles. This new, compact edition contains beautiful step-by-step photos and foolproof instructions for each of the more than 200 home remodeling projects found in the original large-format book. Perhaps best of all, along with the size, we have also reduced the price to a bargain $24.99.
In which denim-clad men and work-booted, pony-tailed, mom-jean-wearing women measure, fix, and construct various aspects of homes. Coverage of the entire home, from attic to basement, are illustrated well enough to make a grown man drool. From installing a new vanity to a sleeper floor in the basement, this offers enough instruction to step you through the major operations of each project, but watch out—it does not deal with covering everything that can (and will) go wrong or be freaky with your miserable excuse for a house. From installing metal ceilings to ceramic tile to three ways (three way switches, you filthy-minded galoot!), it’s all here. Other topics to pique your dude radar: installing wallboard. Bullnose edging. Installing an undersink garbage disposal. It might as well be a picture of Jessica Simpson—you can’t look away, can you? - Library Journal, April 1, 2010
Black and Decker The Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement. Creative Pub: Quayside. 2009. c.560p. illus. index. ISBN 978-1-58923-452-9. $35. DIY
This comprehensive manual is an update to the 2005 edition. Some new materials, like bamboo flooring, have been added, and outdated materials have been dropped. If you need a comprehensive manual on the topic, this will do nicely. -- Library Journal, June 2009
This new, compact edition of The Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement contains beautiful step-by-step photos and foolproof instructions for each of the more than 200 home remodeling projects found in the original large-format book.
This comprehensive bible of remodeling information and projects focuses on the significant projects that help homeowners add real value to their homes while bettering their lifestyles. And now, for the first time ever outside of the big box building centers, it is available in a convenient, compact new size of 6.5 by 8.5”: just right for your tool box. This new, compact edition of The Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement contains every photo and every instruction for each of the more than 200 home remodeling projects found in the original large format book. And perhaps best of all, along with the size we have also reduced the price to a bargain $24.99.
About the Author
Creative Publishing international is a worldwide publisher of how-to books. The company's current retail offering includes over 300 titles on topics covering home improvement, home decorating, sewing, crafting, hunting and fishing, and photography. Over the past 15 years, CPi has developed high-quality photography step-by-step books with nationally recognized brand partners like Black and Decker and Singer.