Handy at Home: Tips on Improving Your Home from America's Favorite Handyman

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Macmillan, Oct 7, 2002 - House & Home - 448 pages
Former Home Improvement star and handyman extraordinaire Richard Karn provides easy solutions to your daily household tribulations in Handy at Home-- a practical and fun guide that will help you conquer any and all common problems with your house. Handy at Home provides easy, step by step solutions to everything from unclogging toilets to installing doors. From tips in the kitchen to tool use definitions, this helpful guide is perfect for all your household needs:

Want to paint your home, but abhor the noxious stench of fresh paint? Add some vanilla flavoring to the paint before applying to the walls.
Are your squeaking floor boards driving you crazy? Sprinkle talcum powder in the floor cracks and enjoy the reticence.
Want your house plants to grow big and strong? Pour a little tea in the pot from time to time.
Out of window cleaner? Try using a little vinegar and water to clean those nasty streaks.
Afraid of blowing a fuse with your profusion of Christmas lights? Plug ever third string into an extension cord plug.

Find these tips and many more all in the new Handy at Home.

Also included is a bonus section on home safety. Everything from home security, to childproofing , to detoxing your home can be found in this no-nonsense, to-the-point guide. Join Richard Karn and co-author George Mair, for a practical guide through common household problems.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
An Ounce of Prevention
19
Making Repairs
37
Shopping and Saving Money
Keeping Safe
9
Hiring Help
13
Cooking and Kitchen Tips
3
Cleaning
Maintaining Your Car
5
Caring for Pets and the Homes They Live In
35
Maintaining Your Wardrobe
51
When Your House is Not Just a Home
Plumbing
1
Building and Remodeling
Personal Care
1
Odds at the End

Gardening
5
Making Storage Space Count
13
Decorating
Richards Guide to Home Improvement Books
Index
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About the author (2002)

Richard Karn starred as Al Borland, the knowledgeable sidekick in the eight-year television phenomenon, Home Improvement with Tim Allen. Before that he was a building manager for years. He is the co-author of House Broken and a spokesperson for a number of home-improvement supply companies, including Orchard Supply Hardware and Wayne Dalton Garage.

George Mair is the co-author of House Broken as well as a number of celebrity biographies. At CBS he received thirty-two awards for radio, including the DuPont-Columbia University Silver Scroll for the best radio writing in America. Both authors reside in Southern California.

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