This is the ultimate reference guide for doing your own household repairs and simple renovations. Aimed at modern girls who want to improve their homes without calling in a professional (or getting a man to help them), it covers all the basics, from preparing surfaces for painting and papering, using power tools with ease, choosing the right materials and simple plumbing. Full of expert advice, this handbook will provide those interested in home improvements - or those wanting to increase the value of a property for resale - with the basic DIY skills and guidance to get the job done. Perfect for the DIY novice, whether homeowner or in rented accommodation, this stylish and user-friendly book will be an invaluable guide for a whole generation of women. Contents include: Building a tool kit, choosing materials, hanging pictures and mirrors, drilling, assembling flatpack furniture, changing washers and plumbing in washing machines, preparing surfaces, painting and papering, simple tiling. This completely new sort of DIY book will appeal to 20- and 30-something women who have busy working lives but still want to make their homes look good without spending a fortune.
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|Size:||183 x 238||ISBN:||9781847737540|
|Images:||120 colour artworks, 50 colour photographs||Format:||Paperback|
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"We love this book - a seriously practical guide to doing things around the house with lots of great tips and advice, presented in an unashamedly girlie way. Bella Magazine"
This review was posted: 09/09/2011 11:07:39 by The Girls Guide to DIY
"Perfect for a DIY novice, the user-friendly book provides you with the basic DIY skills and guidance to get the job done... With helpful trade secrets and technique tips, everyone can now have the confidence to beautify their home."
This review was posted: 05/10/2011 13:41:25 by Style Magazine
"Subtitled 'How to Fix Things in Your Home Without Breaking Your Nails' this is a straightforward, practical guide to doing things around the house. So if you're a girl who does not rely on men, or who has no man to rely on, use this book to get the things around the home fixed. Aimed at the beginner, this book is a basic guide to painting and decorating and using power tools. A difficulty rating grades tasks - there's useful what you need lists and instructions. The book is illustrated with appropriate drawings and photographs. I now feel able to tackle most of the jobs around the house. "
This review was posted: 30/09/2011 10:29:10 by Karen Platt