Home Maintenance and Repair
Garage: Reinventing the Place We Park
Garage
Reinventing the Place We Park
Hardcover      ISBN: 1561583782

Anyone who thinks the garage is simply a place to park the car will never think that again after a look at this book. Garage takes a look at the last, undiscovered frontier of home design... the most versatile room not in the house. The book explores many uses for this ubiquitous space -- from studio, library, and museum to soundstage, playroom, and greenhouse. Garage takes this space seriously, after all.
-- Includes more than 200 color photographs of over 50 garages.
-- Shows how to create a garage "room" that meets one's needs for efficiency and style.
-- Provides options for using existing space and floor plans for new structures.

Making Things Right: The Simple Philosophy of a Working Life
Making Things Right
The Simple Philosophy of a Working Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0143130943
A celebration of craftsmanship, teamwork, and the relationship between contractor and client.

"An enriching and poetic tribute to manual labour."--Karl Ove Knausgaard

Making Things Right is the simple yet captivating story of a loft renovation, from the moment master carpenter and contractor Ole Thorstensen submits an estimate for the job to when the space is ready for occupation. As the project unfolds, we see the construction through Ole's eyes: the meticulous detail, the pesky splinters, the problem solving, patience, and teamwork required for its completion. Yet Ole's narrative encompasses more than just the fine mechanics of his craft. His labor and passion drive him toward deeper reflections on the nature of work, the academy versus the trades, identity, and life itself.

Rich with descriptions of carpentry and process, Making Things Right is a warm and humorous portrayal of a tightknit working community, a story about the blood, sweat, and frustration involved in doing a job well and the joys in seeing a vision take shape.
Black & Decker the Book of Home How-To
Black & Decker the Book of Home How-To
Paperback      ISBN: 0760354766

BLACK+DECKER The Book of Home How-To is a comprehensive home reference book with all of the information you need to perform just about any home repair or improvement project you can dream of. And even though it boasts 600 densely packed pages of reliable DIY instructions, this brick of a book will still fit into your toolbox. This book is an A-to-Z encyclopedia with precise how-to instructions and clear photos on every page. With an expanded index of keywords that is intuitive and a simple, alphabetical strategy for organizing the information, you won't spend precious time wading through stuff you don't need to know. And all the most common tasks around your home are covered, including electrical, plumbing, flooring, walls, windows and doors, cabinetry, insulating, heating and cooling, roofing and siding, and much more. BLACK+DECKER The Book of Home How-To it's incredibly easy to use because it thinks like you do. Plus, it is portable so you can take it with you wherever the work is being done.

Restoring Your Historic House: The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners
Restoring Your Historic House
The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners
Hardcover      ISBN: 0884484904

Although there are other books about renovating old houses, this is the first that prioritizes the identification and preservation of the historic, character-defining features of a house as a starting point in the process. That is the purpose of this book: to describe and illustrate a best-practices approach for updating historic homes for modern life in ways that do not attempt to turn an old house into a new one. The book also suggests many ways to save money in the process, without settling for cheap or inappropriate solutions.

Scott Hanson is a historic-building preservation professional and has 40 years' experience rehabilitating historic houses. He has illustrated this authoritative book with hundreds of step-by-step photos, illustrations, charts, and decision-making guides. Interspersed throughout are photo essays of 13 restored historic houses representing a range of periods and architectural styles: Italianate, Victorian, Queen Anne, Federal, Colonial, Colonial Revival, Greek Revival, Ranch, Adobe, Craftsman, Shingle, and Rustic. With interior and exterior photography by David Clough, these multi-page features show what can be achieved when a historic home is renovated with a desire to preserve or restore as much historic character as possible.

Black & Decker Wood Floors: Hardwood - Laminate - Bamboo - Wood Tile - And More
Black & Decker Wood Floors
Hardwood - Laminate - Bamboo - Wood Tile - And More
Paperback      ISBN: 1591866804

BLACK+DECKER Wood Floors is the definitive DIYers guide to everything you need to know about installing, repairing, and maintaining wood, engineered wood, and laminate floors.

Solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate floors can enhance the beauty of any room in a home. Wood creates visual warmth, is available in a wide variety of colors and grain patterns, and is durable enough to last a half century or more when installed and maintained properly.

While home interior trends change, and some of the flooring options may come and go with them, but the popularity of wood flooring does not wane. And now, with BLACK+DECKER Wood Floors, DIYers with moderate tool skills can tackle a wood-flooring project and enjoy the cost savings that go along with their successful efforts.

This intuitive guide covers all phases of basic wood, engineered wood, and laminate flooring installation--from preliminary surveys of flooring choices, tools, and prep work through finishing and reinstalling trim. Of course, not all wood-flooring situations require removal and replacement. Amateur home remodelers will appreciate a chapter devoted to repairing and restoring existing wood flooring.

Here's How Painting: 29 Projects With Paint
Here's How Painting
29 Projects With Paint
Paperback      ISBN: 1589236297

Full color how to photography demonstrates some of the most popular interior painting designs today. From start to finish, this book gives the reader information on everything from choosing paint and tools to cleaning up when the project is done. In between, there are 18 different techniques for painting interior rooms and furniture, including sponge painting, mosaics and faux designs.

Cleaning Up New York: The '70s Cult Classic
Cleaning Up New York
The '70s Cult Classic
Paperback      ISBN: 1936941139
THE EAST VILLAGE, NYC, 1976.

A 26-year-old starving poet needs $60. What else to do but register with a temp agency as a house cleaner? The excitement never wanes as he is catapulted into the everyday yet unimaginable worlds behind closed (apartment) doors.

Bob knows one thing: the dirt will always win. Clients are a bit more unpredictable, he discovers, as he comes to terms with eccentric domestic habits and strange discoveries. When Bob becomes a weekly fixture in his clients' lives, anything can happen, and does, including a memorable encounter with an obliging Hoover that ultimately proves unable to get the job done.

Cleaning Up New York has been a cult classic since it was first published in 1976 in an edition of 750.
Black & Decker the Book of Home Improvement: The Most Popular Remodeling Projects Shown in Full Detail
Black & Decker the Book of Home Improvement
The Most Popular Remodeling Projects Shown in Full Detail
Hardcover      ISBN: 0760353565
This comprehensive guide to home improvement includes the top 100 home improvement projects, all in full, step-by-step instruction, and all from the trusted experts at BLACK+DECKER.

Boasting 560 pages of hardworking, how-to instructions and photos, this is quite possibly the only home remodeling you, or any homeowner, will ever need From basements to attics and everywhere in between, BLACK+DECKER The Book of Home Improvement shows you exactly how to do more than 100 of the most popular improvement projects.

Whether your ambition is as big as remodeling the kitchen down-to-the-studs, or as modest as changing a bathroom faucet, you will find all the guidance you need to do the job right. This giant book is the ultimate resource and trusted advisor for anyone who wants to make the home a better place to live. Not to mention increases its resale value--and all from the experts at Black & Decker.

Just some of the projects covered here are:
  • Planning a Remodeling Project
  • Wall, Ceiling & Trim Projects
  • Floor Projects
  • Cabinets, Countertops & Storage Projects
  • Window & Door Projects
  • Attice & Basement Projects
  • Kitchen Projects
  • Bathroom Projects
  • Room Addition Projects
So stop putting off all the DIY projects that have been piling up BLACK+DECKER The Book of Home Improvement if the only resource you'll need
New Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual
New Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual
Hardcover      ISBN: 0895773783

The most complete and authoritative home repair manual ever published, this book is the yardstick by which all other books on do-it-yourself are measured. The definitive guide to home repair, maintenance, and improvement. Over 4,000 illustrations.

Black & Decker Complete Guide to Bathrooms 5th Edition: Dazzling Upgrades & Hardworking Improvements You Can Do Yourself
Black & Decker Complete Guide to Bathrooms 5th Edition
Dazzling Upgrades & Hardworking Improvements You Can Do Yourself
Paperback      ISBN: 0760361304

BLACK+DECKER Complete Guide to Bathrooms brings you design advice, how-to instructions, and all the facts you need to achieve the bathroom of your dreams on your own.

This fifth edition of the perennial bestseller from the BLACK+DECKER Complete Guide series covers all the bases when it comes to bathroom remodeling. From freshening up decor to a down-to-the-studs remodel, all of the information you need to design the job and do the work yourself is right here.

Through step-by-step photography and instructions, you'll see how to update lighting, ventilation, flooring, surfaces, cabinetry, toilets, bathtubs, and accessories. This comprehensive buyer's guide takes you through one of the most important steps in any remodeling project, and a complete and up-to-the minute section on bathroom design provides education and inspiration.

This new edition of BLACK+DECKER Complete Guide to Bathrooms also includes updated information explaining how to remodel or re-imagine your bathroom to better meet the needs of aging in place, with projects that conform to Universal Design Standards. You'll see a start-to-finish demonstration on how to replace a shower or tub with a curbless shower stall.

To maximize access, a wall-mounted sink is hung and hooked up - and you see every step. Replace a traditional bathroom sink faucet with a hands-free model so you can turn on the water even if you can't reach all the way to the faucet handle. Add a frameless glass shower surround and learn how to install and plumb a vanity cabinet and sink basin. The list of projects is long and the information, vetted by the experts at BLACK+DECKER, is complete and current.