DIY Home Improvement Basics

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DIY Home Improvement Basics

Tired of spending hundreds or thousands of rands for common repairs around your home? Our home improvement courses will enable you to develop the skills you need to tackle any home repair or enhancement project. Our courses are convenient, affordable and flexible, with step by step video instructions to simplify even the trickiest tasks. Learn at your own pace and get ready to “do it yourself”! Topics covered include: Drywall Repair, Shelving, Window Safety Locks, Window Blinds, Door Stop, Bi-Fold Closet Doors, Interior Doorknob, Exterior Doorknob and Deadbolt, Door Weather Stripping, Light Fixture, Ceiling fan, Light Switch, Unclogging a Sink Drain, Bathroom Faucet, Toilet, Laminate Flooring, Learn basic concepts of preparation, measuring, safety and tool operations and get ready to improve your home one room at a time.

 

Module 1: Introduction to Course and Tools

1.1 Introduction To The DIY Home Improvement Basics

1.2 Hand Tools

1.3 Power Tools

Module 2: Drywall Repair

2.1 Wall Preparation And Compound Application

2.2 Sanding And Primer Application

2.3 Painting

Module 3: Shelving

3.1 How To Install Basic Shelf

Module 4: Window Safety Locks

4.1 How To Install Basic Window Safety Locks

Module 5: Window Blinds

5.1 Removing Existing Blinds

5.2 Installing New Blinds

Module 6: Door Stop

6.1 How To Install Basic Door Stop

Module 7: Bi-Fold Closet Doors

7.1 How To Replace Bi-Fold Closet Doors

Module 8: Interior Doorknob

8.1 How To Replace An Interior Door Knob

Module 9: Exterior Doorknob and Deadbolt

9.1 Introduction To Exterior Doorknob And Deadbolt

9.2 Replacing The Deadbolt And Door Knob

9.3 Replacing The Strike Plates

Module 10: Door Weather Stripping

10.1 How To Replace Weather Stripping On An Exterior Door

Module 11: Light Fixture

11.1 How To Replace A Light Fixture

Module 12: Ceiling fan

12.1 Removing An Exsiting Ceiling Fan

12.2 Installing A New Ceiling Fan

12.3 Installing A Light On The Ceiling Fan

Module 13: Light Switch

13.1 How To Replace A Basic Light Switch

Module 14: Unclogging a Sink Drain

14.1 Introduction To Unclogging A Sink Drain

14.2 How To Remove Or Replace The Under-Sink Plumbing Trap

Module 15: Garbage Disposal

15.1 Removing The Exisiting Garbage Disposal

15.2 Replacing The Sink Flange And Mounting Hardware

15.3 Wiring

15.4 Attaching The New Garbage Disposal

Module 16: Bathroom Faucet

16.1 Introduction To Bathroom Faucets

16.2 Installing A New Bathroom Faucet

16.3 Connecting The Water Supply To Faucet

Module 17: Toilet

17.1 Preparing The Toilet Flange

17.2 Setting The New Toilet In Place

17.3 Connecting The Water Supply To Toilet

Module 18: Laminate Flooring

18.1 Introduction To Laminate Flooring

18.2 Removing The Existing Flooring

18.3 Preparing The Door Jambs

18.4 Transition Molding Layout

18.5 Underlayment - Part 1

18.6 Underlayment - Part 2

18.7 Laminate Flooring Layout

18.8 Cutting The Floor

18.9 Installing The Flooring - Part 1

18.10 Cutting Around The Door Jambs

18.11 Installing Around Doorways

18.12 Marketing Transition Molding

18.13 Installing the Flooring - Part 2

18.14 Final Row Installation

18.15 Installing The Transition Molding

18.16 Installing Quarter - Round Trim

Module 19: Conclusion

19.1 Outro