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Better Homes and Gardens Big Book of Home How-To clearly explains basic home improvement skills. Then, step-by-step, it shows you how to do hundreds of popular do-it-yourself projects. From the rooftop to the foundation, you'll save time and money while making your home better.

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Overview

Better Homes and Gardens Big Book of Home How-To clearly explains basic home improvement skills. Then, step-by-step, it shows you how to do hundreds of popular do-it-yourself projects. From the rooftop to the foundation, you'll save time and money while making your home better.

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Meet the Author

The iconic Better Homes and Gardens brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today, the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 WIRING BASICS 5
Learn how your electrical system works, how to diagnose problems yourself, and how easy it is to make basic wiring repairs and improvements.

CHAPTER 2 PLUMBING BASICS 36
Learn how your home's plumbing works and how to keep it working well.
Here's the insight you need to fix the most common plumbing problems.

CHAPTER 3 CARPENTRY BASICS 70
Construction tools and techniques finally make sense in this straightforward introduction to home carpentry.

CHAPTER 4 INDOOR CARPENTRY PROJECTS 124
Increase your home's beauty, value, and comfort with step-by-step projects for upgrades all through the house.

CHAPTER 5 FLOORING 146
Learn how to select, plan, and install or repair the most popular floorings, from carpeting to hardwood.

CHAPTER 6 DOORS AND WINDOWS 161
Fix those sticking window hinges or install a new sliding door.
All the ideas and instructions you need are here.

CHAPTER 7 ROOFING, SIDING, AND WEATHERIZATION 187
From walls to rooftop, you can transform the exterior of your home and cut your heating and cooling costs.

CHAPTER 8 TILING 207
Step-by-step projects in this chapter will help you tile any surface in your home, from bathroom floors to kitchen countertops.

CHAPTER 9 SURFACE FINISHING 252
You can really save time and get better results when you work like a pro.
This chapter helps with all finishes, including paints, stains, and wallpaper.

INDEX 284

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