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I am 22, living with my parents. I plan to buy a house in the next 4 or 5 years. I want to learn more about home improvement so I can renovate my future house easily. My dad does renovations, but I see how his lack of education in this domain makes him do mistakes occasionaly. I want to learn about this domain in case I need to renovate a part of my house or if I need to hire a contractor and make sure he is qualified.

What can I do to learn about home improvement? Read books?

marked as duplicate by Steven, Niall C. Jan 11 '14 at 4:39

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  • See this question and this question – Steven Jan 11 '14 at 3:30
  • Join your local "Habitat for Humanity", depending on the tasks at hand, you may be doing renovations or new home builds. In our group, we had a few professionals volunteering and they were pretty willing to teach to people wanting to learn. – Fiasco Labs Jan 11 '14 at 4:54