Author(s): Sarah Beeny
Architecture and Interior Design
Sarah Beeny’s practical good sense and expert eye, combined with her natural warmth and energy, are familiar to fans of her hugely popular TV programmes. Her down-to-earth attitude and expert knowledge, gained at the coalface of house renovation, inform her approach to DIY and, in 100 DIY Jobs, she shows exactly how to tackle 100 most common household jobs. For each, a comprehensive tool list is given, followed by clear, step-by-step instructions, and precise technical illustrations for those jobs that need a little more clarification. From the smallest tweak - such as fixing a squeaky door, or dealing with a dripping tap - to more advanced weekend projects such as tiling a bathroom wall or fixing a skirting board, Sarah’s advice eliminates any uncertainty. Every area of the home is covered, from Bathrooms and Kitchens to Floors, Walls and Ceilings and Doors and Windows. For those who’ve recently inherited wooden floorboards, there is advice on filling gaps, sanding them down and bringing their natural beauty to the fore. In a chapter on Painting and Decorating, traditionalists can embrace the new vogue for classic wallpaper while tricky painting jobs that involve obstacles such as radiators are demystified. With its wealth of practical information and clear illustrations, this guide provides a key reference for every homeowner, and an essential item for any Sarah Beeny fan.