By: Editors of Family Handyman

Publisher: Reader’s Digest

Publisher: October 7, 2014


Thirteen years ago, my husband and I were the parents of a toddler and a baby. On top of that we were remodeling every room of our home.  As subscribers of The Family Handyman magazine, we spotted numerous ideas and learned great tips from the pages of their magazine.  It was a huge help to us and has continued to be even as we moved into our new home.

When I was asked to review this new DIY manual, I knew I would love it. This book covers everything any homeowner would want to know how to do.  They make it simple and understandable to even the beginning DIYer. The book begins with basics on tools and how to use them. Then each section covers an area of your home including plumbing, electricity, interior repairs, exterior repairs, windows, and outside concrete work. Nothing is left out and each direction can be understood by a beginning homeowner or understandable to someone who is used to fixing things.

Each section is full of pictures to explain each step of the process.  Simple tasks from adjusting the float on the toilet to complex tasks like drywalling or installing vinyl tile are made easy from the clear, concise instructions.

This manual has been updated to include current codes, latest materials, tools, and technology. It’s like getting your very own contractor and handyman right in this book! You just have to do the work. But you will feel so much more accomplished when you can say, “I did that!”.

If you are looking to tackle some household projects, want to be more knowledgeable on regular household maintenance items, or looking to start a big project, this is THE BOOK for you!

The Family Handyman is one of the most respected media brands in home improvement. The magazine celebrates the process and pride of a project well done, and gives consumers the how-to and solutions they need to create the home and lifestyle of their dreams. The brand offers accurate, fully tested content by a staff of experts and former pros. A crew of more than 1,100 reader-volunteer Field Editors contributes to every issue. The Family Handyman content is available in print, books and online, HERE. You can also find them on Facebook, HERE, Twitter, HERE, and Pinterest, HERE

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Thanks to FSB Associates for sending a copy of this book for review and providing an additional copy for a giveaway. This review is my honest opinion. I was not compensated in any way for this review. If you choose to purchase a copy of this book through the above photo link, I may receive a small commission without you having to pay a cent more for your purchase. Thanks for supporting reviews. 

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