Well, they’ve done it again. “The Family Handyman” has a new book, 100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know and it is a must-have book for homeowners or home buyers.
I think the problem with anything today is too much information. There are so many things vying for our attention that we are overwhelmed as a matter of course. The subtitle on the 100 Things book is: How to Save Money, Solve Problems, and Improve Your Home. Isn’t that what it’s all about in a nutshell?
To begin, I like a homeowner guide with a lot of photos. I mean, even skimming through you will find things or projects that catch your eye. For example, who hasn’t had problems hanging shelves or decorative wall elements when there are keyholes in the back? Anyone who has made three holes in the wall to do it, knows the frustration. In the Handyman book on page 117 is the solution. It is a big picture with the back of the shelf and its keyholes, and a man is holding a sheet of paper that he has taped and made a rubbing with a pencil—marking on the paper a template for the wall. Simple, right?
There are so many good tricks and tips in this book, it’s worth the paper.
We here at Home and Living Examiner have passed on a lot of “The Family Handyman” tips and articles and for good reason: they work and save tons of frustration for just a minute or two of reading. If you have a project upcoming, don’t do it until you’ve consulted the book.
“100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know is the go-to manual created for homeowners with questions about anything from picking a paint color to preventing burst pipes,” said Ken Collier, Editor-in-Chief of The Family Handyman. “The book is filled with the best field-tested advice from pros, preparing homeowners for the problems and opportunities, headaches and happiness that owning a home can bring.”
100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know. April 7, 2015 $24.99
Pages: 288; ISBN: 978-1-62145-220-1
About The Family Handyman
The Family Handyman is one of the most respected media brands in home improvement. The magazine celebrates the process and pride of a project well done, and gives consumers the how-to and solutions they need to create the home and lifestyle of their dreams. The brand offers accurate, fully tested content by a staff of experts and former pros. A crew of more than 1,100 reader-volunteer Field Editors contributes to every issue. The Family Handyman content is available in print; in books; online at FamilyHandyman.com and Haven Home Media; via digital download for iPad, Nook, and Zinio; and Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.