Adult Books

Fix, Repair & Replace
Upgrade Your Home Like a Pro

By Editors of The Family Handyman

Subject: House & Home
Paperback | 144 pages | 7 7/8 x 10 1/2
US$14.99 | CAN$15.99
Publication Date: 2011-12-21
ISBN: 9781606524138

Tackle dozens of home-improvement projects with confidence, and save hundreds on costly upgrades and repairs with this handy guide. It's like having a personal DIY coach with you every step of the way!

Home-improvement is a constant process of discovery. At first there's the initial realization that something needs to be upgraded, repaired, or replaced. Next you need to figure out how to tackle the situation. That's when Fix, Repair & Replace comes to the rescue! This practical guide is packed with expert advice, step-by-step directions, and clear photos and illustrations to help ensure a fix and not a failure. Whether you're interested in plumbing, tiling, insulating, or electrical repair, you'll find it inside. And as an added bonus, special sections on tools, skills, and techniques will bring you extraordinary results in less time. Get set to take on all kinds of do-it-yourself projects, including:

  • Interior Projects, Repairs & Remodeling: Super-insulate your attic; create a glass tile vanity top; save a flooded basement; triple your closet space; spray-texture a damaged ceiling

  • Electrical & High-Tech: Save a cut extension cord; add a circuit to your breaker box; install a wall-mounted light; organize your phone and appliance chargers

  • Plumbing, Heating & Appliances: Prevent pipes from freezing; replace a leaking main shutoff valve; fix rotting A/C insulation; save money on your water bill; replace copper pipes with PEX

  • Exterior Maintenance & Repairs: Patch rotted wood; repair mortar joints; install a new entry door; repack a stem seal on a street valve; make your own window screens


With over 4 million readers, The Family Handyman is America's leading do-it-yourself magazine, helping homeowners improve their homes and yards since 1951. On average, 75,000 copies of The Family Handyman are sold on newsstands and in all major retail stores including Lowe's, Home Depot, Borders, Barnes & Noble, and WalMart. Each project featured in this book has appeared in the pages of the magazine.