Home improvement season has begun, and homeowners across the nation are excited to begin their projects. Many people might already have a vision of what they want to accomplish, but others may find inspiration elusive. To get some ideas or learn the tips and tricks of the trade, you might want to check out a few books. These are some of the best home improvement books to teach you everything you need to know about how to successfully complete a home improvement project.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Authors: Marie Kondō and Cathy Hirano
Sometimes a good deep cleaning is the best project to undertake in your home. If you find that your home always seems cluttered no matter how much stuff you get rid of, it might be time to try a new approach. This book will teach you the ins and outs of organization—what to keep, how much of it you need, and how to keep everything in its proper place.
How Your House Works: A Visual Guide to Understanding & Maintaining Your Home
Author: Charlie Wing
Whether you’re stumped on how to fix a leaky faucet or on how to install a light switch, this book has all the information you need to complete any project around the house. Covering subjects such as electricity, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, household appliances, and even house foundations, this book takes you through the process of a variety of potential jobs.
House Painting: Inside and Out
Author: Mark Dixon
Written by a painting professional, this book covers everything you need to know about the process of painting your home. Whether you want to add a fresh coat of paint to your bedroom or to the shed in your backyard, these pages will show you how to approach each unique job with the proper tools and tricks. If you’re too busy with your other projects to paint, it’s also okay to delegate the job to a local professional painting service.
The Complete Guide to Wiring
Author: Black & Decker
This book assures readers that wiring projects aren’t as tricky as they seem. This complete guide will teach you about every kind of wiring system available—from standard electrical service systems to solar electricity—while answering any questions you may have along the way. Learn how the wiring in your home works, and you won’t be afraid to take on your own wiring project.