Baker & Taylor A guide to cutting home expenses features tips and advice on avoiding such problems as appliance breakdowns and water damage, and shows how to save money by handling projects and repairs yourself rather than hiring expensive professionals. Original.
Simon and Schuster Repair, Reuse, Remodel
The best way to cut home expenses&;and frustrations&;is to prevent problems from happening in the first place. With The Family Handyman Make It Last, see how easy it is to avoid appliance breakdowns, keep your furnace humming and avoid expensive water damage. Extend the lifespan of your water heater, lawn mower, garage door opener and more. We&;ll also show you instant fixes to try before you call a repair service. Plus, you&;ll learn how to make cabinets, decks, plumbing fixtures, furniture or trim look like new again.
This book pays for itself the first time you do one of the hundreds of repairs, maintenance and troubleshooting projects, explained in easy-to-understand steps, from our expert editors. And, with Make It Last, taking care of your home has never been easier. Save time and money by handling doing these projects yourself instead of calling in a service pro every time you have a drip or a clog.
It&;s environmentally responsible to keep your home well maintained and not just because you home will be more energy efficient if your HVAC system in running smoothly. Maintaining and repairing home components like windows, doors, floors and appliances means less stuff ends up in landfills. When you make your home last, you&;re conserving resources and that&;s always a good thing.