Marie's Home Improvement Guide

Book Review

Just in time to wrap up Home Hacks month at Apartment Therapy, we found this book that's like a home improvement book for dummies, but better. Author Marie L. Leonard writes her guide about shopping for tools, hanging pictures, fixing holes in walls and more, with the goal of "empowering women to do their own home repair."

Leonard runs her own home improvement business in Massachusetts and channels that expertise into this book in a way that's intelligent, kind and informative.

I love it, because although I have a tool box, I don't know how to use everything inside of it. (Note: the tools and the box were a wonderful gift.) And I'd much rather read about how to drill a hole than to learn by mistakes and invention.

This is a great book to help with those basic tasks that I should know, but am too embarrassed to ask: how to fix a leaky faucet, hang a shelf, replace a light fixture or even paint a wall.

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