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Thinking About Doing Some Remodeling Around the House?

May 1, 2012

The Home Improvement Reference Center is your “go-to” database for any number of home fix-it-up projects. Whether you’re looking at remodeling, electrical work, plumbing or garden projects, the Home Improvement Reference Center will have something for you.

The Home Improvement Reference Center offers a variety of materials including easy-to-understand instructions, magazine articles, videos and hundreds of full-color diagrams that guide you through different indoor or outdoor projects. It also features various ‘photo galleries’ that offer ideas for re-doing your bathroom, bedroom, etc.  The videos are especially useful in showing correct procedures to follow. The database also has conversion charts in case you’ve forgotten how many millimeters are in an inch!

Searches are easy to do at Home Improvement Reference Center. People can search the database for a specific item, browse the handy A-to-Z Topics list or search under specific categories like Electrical, Decorating, Outdoor, Plumbing and so on.  Information can be printed off or saved on to a personalized folder you create.

Here is a brief sampling of topics covered by the Home Improvement Reference Center: wall papering, garages, docks, feng shui, wiring diagrams, home gyms, pools and spas, trim, fire pits, painting, HVAC, plumbing routes, masonry, roofing, birdhouses, home theaters, double-hung windows, security systems, stone tile, vacation homes, porches and decks, clothing storage, utility storage, vanities, party carts, hobby farms, welding, etc.  And that just scratches the surface!

Home Improvement Reference Center can be found on the Marathon County Public Library webpage ( under Research and thenOnline Resources. And not only is it available at the Library, customers can be access it from home using a library card at

So, if you’re considering some home project, check out the Home Improvement Reference Center at the Marathon County Public Library. It’ll help make your project a success!

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