Homeowner Must Have Books
If you’re a homeowner then I highly recommend several books that you should keep on hand to tackle home improvement, home repair and maintenance projects. One of the best investments I made when we bought our first home was buying some great home reference books.
If a loved one has recently purchased their first home then homeowner maintenance books are a great house warming gift!
A good home wiring or electrical reference book is absolutely essential in my mind. I suggest you get a copy of The Black & Decker Complete Guide to Home Wiring – 3rd Edition. I own this book and it’s a great reference for installing switches, receptacles and even low voltage projects. Trust me if you own a home you’ll refer to this book often.
You may also want to read my article on Must Have Electrical Tools if you plan on doing any electrical projects around the home.
Plumbing reference books are also a huge necessity for a number of projects. Good home plumbing books cover everything from roughing in plumbing to replacing faucets and toilets. Even though many plumbing projects are better left to professional plumbers having a book like this on hand will certainly help you answer questions and know when it’s time to call a professional. I recommend buying a copy of The Black & Decker Complete Guide to Home Plumbing: Newly Expanded 3rd Edition.
Finally I recommend this great all around home repair reference manual. Taking care of a home is really a full time job and having answers and guidelines for repairs and maintenance is crucial. So I recommend buying the The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair.
So if you’ve recently purchased a home or if you’ve never owned any reference books then I suggest you buy some. They will certainly come in handy on many occasions. It’s also important to note that most of the home repair manuals are not available for the Kindle.