Country Living Home Almanac: Maintaining Your House Month by Month
For every season, there is a plan! Your home is your castle, comfort, and security -- so keep it in tip-top shape with this month-by-month, year-round compilation of ideas, suggestions, and how-to's! From safety guidelines to spring cleanings to decorative enhancements, from garden to attic, it contains an immense wealth of practical knowledge. For each month, a to-do list covers indoors; outside; deck, porch, and patio; garage and toolshed; and yard and landscape. January's the time to make a resolution and tackle house-care tasks you've been putting off, and to check for wintry ice dams and water leaks that can cause costly damage. During February, service your woodstove so you'll stay toasty warm, become an indoor gardener, check pumps, and identify areas that could use more lighting. As spring arrives, remember to check the roof and deck for damage, start growing kitchen herbs, replace storm windows, clean out fans, and more.
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Country Living Home Almanac: Maintaining Your House Month by Month (Country Living)User Review - Book Verdict
A fourth-generation builder, Gates here shows how to keep your home in tip-top shape throughout the year. Grouped into seasons and each representing a single month, the chapters begin with a checklist of jobs for inside and outside the home, including the garage and garden. Gates then discusses the requirements of each task. Interspersed throughout are sections containing explanations of the basics of home maintenance, such as how electrical and plumbing systems work and how to hire an architect or contractor, as well as "Links to the Past" sections that explain the history of household items, such as baskets or vintage fans. Though written for those who live in climates with four seasons, this book will be just as useful for those in milder climates. Highly recommended for public libraries. ...
Review: Country Living Home Almanac: Maintaining Your House Month by MonthUser Review - Goodreads
A season to season, month by month guide on home maintanance, with brief descriptions of each chore. I liked the size and shape of the book. Nice colored pictures. Now, if only someone would just do all that work......
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