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Home essentials Package (EC112378)

Home essentials Package

Gain valuable insight and understanding into home maintenance, interior design and renovation. Save money by performing simple repairs and basic plumbing yourself, rather than calling in an expensive contractor. In this course you will learn the basics of home maintenance, interior design and renovation. The course is written by experts in the field of home improvement and it contains step-by-step videos that will instruct you in invaluable household tasks such as changing a light fitting, basic plumbing repairs, toilet maintenance and renovation tasks like laying a floor.

Learn the basic skills needed to carry out basic restoration on a piece of furniture of your choice.You will learn to recognise various types of wood and learn the best types of paint and varnishes to use on them. Step-by-step guides will cover everything from performing small repairs, stripping back and polishing wood and mending dents and scratches. You will build a foundation of knowledge that could help you progress to a career as a professional furniture restorer.

We use only the world’s finest instructors who have a minimum of 15 years real world experience and are experts in their fields. Unlike a live class you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind your lectures, enabling you to fully understand each topic before moving on. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefits of hands on training with the flexibility of fitting it in around your busy schedule.

key learning points

The course takes an in depth look at the tools and techniques you will need to be able to be able to restore furniture. Our course features instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that will guide you step-by-step through everything you need to know. The focus areas of this course include:

  • Introduction and basic repairs - Learn what kind of tools are needed for basic home maintenance and begin to learn how to undertake simple household repairs including blinds, ceiling fans, cupboard doors, door stoppers and taps.
  • Intermediate repairs - Learn more advanced skills and techniques such as filling holes, laying a floor, fixing the inside of a door knob, fitting new light fixtures and light switches.
  • Advanced repairs - In this module you’ll move onto more complex maintenance such as plumbing, putting up shelves, toilet repairs, weather stripping and fitting window locks.

The course takes an in depth look at the tools and techniques you will need to be able to be able to restore furniture. Our course features instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that will guide you step-by-step through everything you need to know. The focus areas of this course include:

  • Safety tips to reduce risks in the workplace - Furniture restoration requires the use of some potentially hazardous tools and chemicals. Learn how to keep yourself and others safe whilst working.
  • Research and inspect - Learn how to identify antiques, how to inspect a piece of furniture and how to decide what is worth restoring and what isn’t.
  • Making repairs - Learn how to make various types of repairs including loose joints, stripping furniture, repairing dents and fractures, staining wood and varnishing wooden furniture.
  • Tools - Explore which tools you will need and how to use them, including the safe use of electrical tools and how to clean your tools. This section also covers different types of wood and paint.

advantages of this course

Learning these techniques will enable you to tackle any element of your home with skill and confidence – you’ll basically become your own handyman and will be able to save lots of money on hiring a contractor to help if something goes wrong. Further benefits include:

  • A thorough understanding of tools and how to use them
  • The necessary skills to tackle almost any home improvement or DIY task
  • Learn practical skills from highly trained instructors
  • Learn at your own pace and fully understand each module

This highly practical and interactive course will give you the confidence and skills necessary to begin to restore and polish old and antique furniture. You will build a foundation of knowledge that could help you progress to a career as a professional furniture restorer. Further benefits include:

  • Know the difference between ordinary and antique furniture.
  • Cover everything from performing small repairs, stripping back and polishing wood and mending any dents and scratches
  • Learn safety tips to reduce risks to injury at the workplace
  • A thorough understanding of tools and how to use them
  • Develop all the necessary skills to carry out basic restoration on a piece of furniture of your choice
  • Make your home look great with beautifully restored furniture

Whether you fancy a change of career or simply a new hobby, this course has been designed for you. So don’t delay – buy now and get started.

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