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HandyMa'am : home improvement, decorating & maintenance tips & projects for you and your family
DeJulio, Beverly.
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Publication Information:
Chicago, IL : Real Estate Education, [1999]

Physical Description:
x, 214 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
"Companion to the Public Television series."

Includes index.
Format :


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TH4817.3 .D42 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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From the "First Lady of Home Improvement" and star of the new PBS Series, HandyMa'am "RM" with Beverly DeJulio, comes this comprehensive family-friendly guide. Home improvement and maintenance, according to DeJulio, is a combination of the know-how (knowing what to do), how-to (learning how to do it), and can-do (gaining the confidence to do it).

Beverly DeJulio passionately believes that every householder has the ability to handle just about any home-based challenge -- because she's been there, and has learned herself. From installing a thermostat or replacing a sump pump to remodeling a kitchen or making your home energy efficient, every area of home comfort is covered.

Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Like many do-it-yourself books, this one provides the maximum amount of information necessary to repair the simple things in life--such as leaky toilets, broken windows, and hole-filled walls. Her instructions are explained in paragraph-length sidebars scattered throughout the book; most are explanations of activities--e.g., metal punching and polyvinyl chloride pipe recycling--that little hands and fingers can handle. Most of the dozens of chores outlined here are well explained for both novice and handy worker, with added notes of encouragement and cheer for single homeowners. (Reviewed May 1, 1999)0793133416Barbara Jacobs