Home Improvement Reference Center

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, the Home Improvement Reference Center provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Source types include books and illustrations. The Toolbox includes how-to videos, conversion charts, glossary of terms, homeowner's journal, and working with contractors.

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Topics Include


Feng Shui, Painting, Small Spaces, Trim & Finish, Wallpapering, & More


Circuit Layouts & Diagrams, HVAC, Light Fixtures, Wiring, & More


Appliances, Basements & Attics, Garages, Windows & Doors, & More


Concrete, Decks & Patios, Fences, Landscaping & Yards, Pools, Roofing, & More


Basic Tools, Bathrooms, Kitchen, Outdoor Plumbing, Repairs, & More


Built-Ins, Carpentry, Closets, Flooring, Green Design, Project Planning, & More


Basic Techniques, Furnishings, Storage Projects, Workshop Reference, & More

A to Z Topics

From Above-Cabinet-Lighting to Zen Gardens, & More!