Refresh your Home

Refresh your Home

500 Simple Projects & Tips to Save Money, Update, & Renovate

Book - 2011
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Penguin Putnam
Isn't it about time to put the "you" in do-it-yourself? Refresh Your Home is filled with hundreds of easy, smart tips, techniques, and projects that will save you energy, money, and frustration. And if you are a seasoned DIYer, you'll find plenty of inspiration and useful information. Did you know that you can protect your car door with a pool toy? Or preserve open glues and sealers by storing them in glass jars?

The expert editors at The Family Handyman magazine will guide you step- by-step through a wide range of DIY improvements including:

Interior Projects and Repairs: Stop drafts, fine-tune a thermostat, dry up a wet basement, revive woodwork trim, make a carpet last longer, upgrade a bathroom on a small budget, add beams and panels to a ceiling, remove wallpaper
Electrical and High-Tech: DFix wobbly outlets, repair a remote control, install a larger electrical box, monitor power outages while you're away from the house
Plumbing, Heating, and Appliances: Repair a water-heater pilot light, replace a toilet, unclog a vacuum cleaner, tune up a gas grill, fix your dryer, connect a gas line, save on new appliances
Woodworking and Furniture: Rout perfect edges, build a super-simple workbench, apply a smooth polyurethane finish, put together a window planter, avoid common injuries from tools
Exterior Maintenance and Repairs: Quiet a noisy garage door, repair a leaky frost-proof faucet, make your lawn chairs puddle-free, fix slippery steps
Outdoor Structures and Landscaping: Sharpen a lawn mower blade, know when to rent power tools, prune for healthier bushes, build a $25 campfire bench in just two hours, find buried cable
Auto and Garage: Replace burned-out dash lights, put the brakes on high car insurance, change your own oil, prevent license-plate theft, burglar-proof your garage

"New Tools and Gear" and "Great Goofs" features point you toward useful new products and let you learn from others' mistakes. You'll also find bonus sections on painting, cleaning, and storage as well as a collection of the experts' favorite shortcuts and hints. With Refresh Your Home you'll be ready to tackle any home improvement project head-on.

Baker & Taylor
Need to revive old trim, or fix wobbly outlets? Instead of hiring expensive contractors and landscapers, this guide will take you step by step through a wide range of do-it-yourself ideas for your home, garage, and yard.

& Taylor

Offers more than 500 projects for fixing or updating the inside and outside of one's home, in a book that includes more than 700 photos and illustrations and covers electrical and high-tech; plumbing, heating and appliances; woodworking and furniture; outdoor structures and landscaping; auto and garage; and more. Original.

Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest, c2011
ISBN: 9781606522011
Branch Call Number: 643.7 REF
Characteristics: 287 p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm.
Alternative Title: Family handyman


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at FVRL

To Top