DIY Tool Time | How to home renovate

Everyone loves a good home DIY before and after story. It seems being home forced us to finally finish the odd jobs listed on the fridge. Now everybody is getting on the rotary hammer drill to do a little de-tiling on the weekend.  

Super successful shows like The Block, Renovation Rescue, House Rules and Renovation Australia have inspired us to get on the tools and have a go. 

Australian renovating queen Cherie Barber and her book Renovating for Profit  shows how to avoid common DIY mistakes with a proven step-by-step approach. Cherie’s personally developed over 90 renovation projects, with real-life examples and before-and-after photos. 

The Sunshine Coast community loves a bit of hands-on home improvement. Home DIY fixing, repairing or replacing old or broken features can provide a real sense of satisfaction.

Home renovations before and after

Did you know that library members have loaned DIY related items 19,682 times? Are you ready to tackle home improvements? #tooltime

Check out these top titles that cover the trials and triumphs that do-it-yourself projects can bring (furniture assembly not included).


Oldies but goodies – tool up with these DIY classic books:


Need DIY inspiration? Here is your Friday night, right on the lounge with eMagazines

  • DIY Home
  • Do It Yourself
  • Home Paint It
  • This Old House
  • Your Home and Garden
  • Home Magazine Build Annual
  • Queensland Homes
  • Grand Designs Australia
  • Top Homes
  • Home Design
  • House and Leisure Before and After
  • Homestyle
  • Kitchens and Bathrooms Quarterly 

To get started using free eMagazines download the Libby app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. 


Dive into this DIY eBook anywhere, anytime:

To get started download the ePlatform by Wheelers and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and passwords. 


Listen on the go with these DIY podcasts:

Home DIY Improvements and Amazing Renovation Ideas

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