If you’re looking for inspiration for your home improvement project, the bookstores and libraries are brimming with books just for you. As home improvement shows have proliferated via TV channels and online streaming services, many of the news stars have taken to print to discuss their histories and philosophies more deeply than they can on the screen. To take your home improvement experiences to the next level, these books will enlighten you.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo: As I’ve written about on this blog in-depth before, Kondo has created a fantastic book about how to go through the items in your home and get rid of what you don’t need. According to her method, you begin with the idea that everything in your home must go, and you chose to keep only those items which bring you joy. Short and insightful, this book will help anyone sort through their stuff and live joyfully. The accompanying app will link you with further insights and support.
The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines: Having come to popularity via their smash hit TV show Fixer Upper on HGTV, Chip and Joanna spilled everything about their marriage, business, family life, and faith in their recently-released memoir. Brimming with hysterically relatable anecdotes from college mishaps to classic mistakes of first-time parents, this book will make you fall in love with home renovations and the lifestyle associated with dedication to change all over again.
Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House by Drew and Jonathan Scott: The most lovable twins on all of HGTV’s network, the Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan, have finally assembled their definitive guide to finding the right project and executing it to perfection. From tactics of price negotiation to hundreds of color pictures, the twins have published a fantastic guide with must-know information for all young and aspiring homeowners.
Keep Calm…It’s Just Real Estate by Egypt Sherrod: Brimming with experience and confidence, Egypt Sherrod has made a career as the host of Property Virgins, the HGTV show that coaches first-time home buyers through the overwhelming and confusing process of choosing and buying a house. In her new book, Sherrod imparts some of her best advice for staying sane during the process, avoiding some common pitfalls, and asking all the right questions.
It’s not possible to be over prepared when it comes to purchasing, renovating, or selling a home, and these books by well-respected real estate professionals who have made entire careers guiding average citizens through organization, legal processes, and more will help you find peace and confidence throughout the journey through homeownership.