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Home Improvement and Maintenance

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Florissant Valley | Meramec

Spruce things up with Home Improvement classes. Explore basic car maintenance and small engine repair. Learn about tiling, interior design, power tools, remodeling and more. Our classes are the perfect fit for the do-it-yourselfer.

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Home DIY

DIY Home Inspections

Considering buying or selling a home in the near future? Learn to perform your own unofficial inspections to save money, time and headaches by spotting costly repairs before you get to the contract stage! Topics include reasons for home inspections, what home inspectors look for, home inspection reports, how to choose a home inspector and the different types of inspections.
HOME-765 | 1 session | $19.50 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
S02 W 7-9 p.m. | Troy Galloway
May 27 | MC-SO, 107

House Maintenance

House maintenance and repairs don’t have to be daunting tasks that cost hundreds of dollars for someone else to fix—many can be done by you! Learn how to relight a pilot light, fix a faucet, replace a furnace filter or electrical outlet, and where to locate utility shut-offs. Save money by performing these simple tasks yourself!
HOME-713 | 1 session | $25 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
S01 W 7-9 p.m. | Jean Linton
June 3 | MC-HE, 123

DIY Trim and Crown Molding

Learn to measure, cut and hang trim and crown molding with our experienced handy-person. Understand room preparation, proper hardware use and miter saw basics. Whether it’s renovating with confidence or adding value to your home, if trim and crown molding installation are in your future you won’t want to miss this class!
HOME-765 | 1 session | $25 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
S01 W 7-9 p.m. | Jean Linton
June 10 | FV-E, 154

Hands-On Home Repair: Electrical Fixes

When something needs to be fixed, who do you call? Fix it yourself and save time, money and hassle! A variety of simple home repairs are presented with a hands-on focus. Discussion includes electricity and safety, small electrical problems and the difference between aluminum and copper wiring (and how to work with both). Ease the anxieties of how-to, when-to and when it’s safer not-to, and no longer fear performing your own simple DIY electrical repairs or pay someone else to do it. If you need a new light fixture, wall switch or outlet, this class will guide you!
HOME-727 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S01 W 7-9 p.m. | Jean Linton
June 17 | FV-E, 154

Hands-On Home Repair: Electrical Fixes Part II

Practice how to change out switches, outlets and light fixtures in the second installment of electrical fixes. Learn how to strip wire, change a switch to a dimmer, add plugs and do general electrical tests to keep you safe. Prerequisite: Hands-on Home Repair: Electrical Fixes or equivalent experience.
HOME-727 | 1 session | $35 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
S02 W 7-9 p.m. | Jean Linton
June 24 | FV-E, 154

Hands-On Home Repair: Plumbing

Have a leaky faucet or want to upgrade to the latest style? Has a running toilet caused your water bill to skyrocket? Don’t get sticker shock from calling a plumber—come to this hands-on class instead and learn how to fix minor plumbing issues yourself!
HOME-729 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S01 W 7-9 p.m. |Jean Linton
July 8 | FV-E, 154

Home Décor

Interior Décor: Accessories for Home, Kitchen and Bath

Well-chosen accessories are the perfect finishing touch every room deserves. Learn from a professional interior designer how to select the right shapes and sizes for your accessories and how to place them into the correct proportionate spaces. Choices of color and the combinations of patterns will be demonstrated. After this class, your home will reflect your personality with a professional touch! Please bring a pen and notebook to class.
HOME-709 | 1 session | $20 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S01 Th 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Kathryn Leinauer
June 4 | MC-SO, 107

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Create your own accessories to personalize your space. Be sure to check out our Crafts classes!


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