Welcome to the wonderful world of home improvement! This book is packed with useful tips, techniques, quick fixes, and trade secrets to benefit complete beginners and those more experienced in the art of "do it yourself." The chapters are organized to include the basic elements of the home: walls and ceilings, doors and windows, storage solutions, and finally a section on essential maintenance to keep your home in tip top shape. Each chapter contains invaluable advice in the form of step-by-step "how-to" sections, covering everything from surface preparation and quantity estimation to decoration, repair, replacement, maintenance, and most importantly how to get the job done avoiding costly mistakes and common pitfalls.
ALISON JENKINS has been a features writer for craft, home improvement, and lifestyle magazines (including Homes and Gardens, Country Homes and Interiors, and Inspirations).She has published many books on a number of topics, including home maintenance in 100 Things You Don't Need a Man For, and 100 More Things You Don't Need a Man For. Alison has made several TV appearances in the UK and in the USA. She has recently opened an online shop at www.thehouseofbamboo.folksy.com