This book takes the intimidation out of homeownership for countless women. Readers will learn the bare essentials of a working tool kit and be inspired to try their hand at everything from fixing plumbing and electrical outlets to hanging pictures and doors. The book's step-by-step, illustrated techniques will provide confidence from the ground up, coaching readers through repairs and basic construction. From the installation of flooring (baseboards, molding, tiles, linoleum, tile repair, stripping and staining) to building (changing the direction a door swings, tiling a shower, making cabinets for the kitchen, bath or storage), it’s all included. Decorative shortcuts and tips on when and how to negotiate for help complete this practical and supportive right hand reference.