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House & Home Books on do-it-yourself home improvement, repair, and maintenance, as well as build-it-yourself projects, can be found in the DCL’s House & Home section in Nonfiction. Areas of the home covered include kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, decks, patios, sheds, pools, fireplaces, windows, doors, basements, attics, garages, curtains, floors, walls, and more. Here are just a few suggested titles:

American Woodworker How to Make Kitchen Cabinets: Build, Upgrade, and Install Your Own East Petersburg, PA: Fox Chapel Pub., 2011. 684.16 HOW Shop-tested expert advice for amateur woodworkers. Becker, Holly Decorate: 1,000 Professional Design Ideas for Every Room in Your Home San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2011. 747 BEC Over one thousand professional tips, ideas, and solutions for every room and every budget. Better Homes & Gardens Quick & Easy Curb Appeal Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley, 2010. 712.6 QUI Expert tips to spruce up the front of any home. Black & Decker Corporation. The Complete Photo Guide To Home Improvement. Minneapolis, MN: Creative Pub. International, 2009. 613.7 COM Features more than 200 value-adding projects.


DIY Home Improvement and Repair Black & Decker Corporation. The Complete Photo Guide To Sheds, Barns, & Outbuildings. Minneapolis, MN.: Creative Pub. International, 2010. 690.89 COM Provides more than 25 detailed plans and instructions. Caloggero, John. Ultimate Guide: Wiring. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Creative Homeowner, 2010. 621.319 CAL Projects guide the reader through installing switches, outlet receptacles, electrical appliances, and lighting systems. Cohen, Arianne Help, It’s Broken!: A Fix-it Bible for the RepairImpaired New York: Filipacchi Pub., 2011. 643.7 COH A beginner’s guide to home repair and maintenance. Conran, Terence Essential Children’s Rooms: The Back to Basics Guide to Home Design, Decoration & Furnishing London: Conran Octopus, 2011. 747.77 CON Presents a wide range of options for designing and decorating spaces for babies to teens. Conran, Terence Essential Color: The Back to Basics Guide to Home Design, Decoration & Furnishing New York: Hachette Book Group, 2011. 747.94 CON A guide for anyone wanting to introduce color into their home. 3

House & Home Durie, Jamie Jamie Durie’s the Outdoor Room New York: Harper Design, 2011. 721.84 DUR Helps anyone create a beautiful outdoor room, no matter the size of the space. Fanuka, Stephen What’s a Homeowner To Do New York: Artisan, 2011. 643.7 FAN Tools and techniques for home maintenance and repair. Florke, Randy Simple Sustainable Style: Ways To Make Your House Your Home New York: Hearst Books, 2012. 747.097 FLO Interior design advice. Holmes, Mike The Holmes Inspection: Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy or Sell Your Home New York: Time Home Entertainment, 2012. 643 HOL An essential guide for every home buyer, and seller. Holmes, Mike Make it Right: Inside Home Renovation with Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor New York: Time Home Entertainment, 2011. 643.7 HOL Walks readers through a renovation from start to finish. 4

DIY Home Improvement and Repair James, Geraldine Creative Walls: How to Display and Enjoy Your Treasured Collections London: CICO Books, 2011. 747.9 JAM Shows creative ways to organize and display your valuables. Jeswald, Peter Deck Ideas That Work Newton, CT: Taunton Press, 2012. 690.893 JES Includes over 300 ideas covering a range of deck styles. Matheson, Betsy DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways To Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle Minneapolis, Minn.: Creative Pub. International, 2011. 643.7 MAT Step-by-step instructions for eco-friendly home improvements. Petersik, Sherry Young House Love New York: Artisan, 2012. 747 PET Hundreds of budget-friendly ideas for your home. Saint-Onge, Stephen No Place Like Home: Tips & Techniques for Real FamilyFriendly Home Design Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Pub., 2011. 747 SAI Full of creative advice, design tips, and renovation ideas. Staggs, Brad Spend-a-Little Save-a-Lot Home Improvements: Money Saving Projects Anyone Can Do Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Home, 2011. 643.7 STA Save money by making your home energy efficient and safe.


House & Home Magazines The DeWitt Community Library carries current periodicals that include information on DIY home improvement projects, home repair tips, and home maintenance hints. The magazines listed below can be found in our magazine section.

Better Homes and Gardens Country Living This Old House

Articles from these magazines and others can be accessed online through our website Just click on the Research Databases link on our Home page. Then, choose Magazines from the column on the left. Be sure to have your library card number and PIN handy in order to access the databases.

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DIY Home Improvement and Repair

Internet Resources The Internet sites listed below offer more DIY home improvement and home repair solutions, plus much more house and home related information.

Home And Garden Television A link to the popular television network website featuring home improvement tips, landscaping ideas, organizing solutions, and more. The Family Handyman Magazine Offers home remodeling tips and more. This Old House Magazine Search home repair how-tos, recommended tools, remodeling advice, and more. Better Homes And Gardens Magazine Explore home improvement advice, decorating tips, craft ideas, and more. Martha Stewart Living Magazine Features home and garden tips and more.


Internet Resources Traditional Home Magazine Find outdoor living space solutions, antique collecting hints, and more. Country Living Magazine Discover home remodeling help, decorating suggestions, entertaining ideas, and more. Black And Decker DIY home improvement projects and more. Popular Mechanics DIY home improvement workshops, video tutorials, and more. The Home Depot DIY home improvement projects with step by step instructions.

Look for other Collection Guides, available at the DeWitt Library or online at Collection Guides are your introduction to some of the best titles the DeWitt Community Library has to offer.

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