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‘Dummies’ book spreads word on home repair

Humor, illustrations provide for great reading

When I browsed "Home Improvement All-in-One for Dummies" at my favorite bookstore, I knew it was a great book and I had to buy a copy. It is a "whole house" repair and improvement manual. It is actually six home-fix-up and repair books from the fabulous "Dummies" series all in one. The general topics explained in this best of the home improvement reference book are Planning Your Home Improvement Projects; Basic Home Maintenance and Improvement; Painting and Wallpapering; Bathroom and Kitchen Remodeling; Carpentry, Woodworking and Flooring; and Plumbing. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. Each section of this unique book includes a very short "table of contents." For example, the first section on planning home improvements lists topics such as do it yourself or hire a pro, gearing up for your home improvement adventures, safety and preparedness, and working with (and within) a budget. Having read and reviewed most of the individual Dummies books compiled into this massive volume, ...