Synopses & Reviews
Facts & Trends- "Better Homes and Gardens books have guided consumers through do-it-yourself home improvements since 1951. The "Step-by-Step series is an established set of titles that consumers trust.- The market demand for "Better Homes and Gardens DIY books has been steady, with more than 475,000 books sold to customers in the past 18 months.- Homeowners today are less likely than previous generations to have learned carpentry skills while growing up.- Sales of carpentry books increased 41% from 2002 to 2003.- Trimwork has emerged as a hot trend, with consumers wanting to add architectural elements to their homes.- From basic maintenance to major repairs, plumbing remains one of the most expensive home improvements.- Plumbing book sales remain constant year after year, but equipment and fixtures are constantly being updated, which drives the need for new books.- More than 40% of homeowners plan to undertake some type of tiling floor project in the next two years.- Tiling is the top-selling DIY segment of books.- Consumers recognize the potential of tile to dramatically change a room.- Wiring represents approximately 26% of all DIY book sales.- Unit sales of wiring books increased by 10% from 2002 to 2003.- Beginners seek out information and step-by-step instructions to enable them to confidently and safely complete wiring projects.
Includes dozens of projects, from fixing leaks to installing a new bathtub and shower.
Features a simple, understandable format with photos and step-by-step instructions homeowners need to complete plumbing jobs.
Covers repairs, improvements, replacements, and new installations of kitchen and bathroom fixtures.
Lists the time, skills, materials, and tools needed to complete a project.
Provides the best do-it-yourself resource for homeowners with little or no plumbing experience.
Offers special tips on safety, tool use, and buying new fixtures.