Construction and Homes
The Natural House
A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes
Paperback ISBN: 1890132578
This sourcebook examines the options for building a house that is economical, energy-efficient, nontoxic, kind to the environment, and pleasurable to inhabit. Explores the pros and cons of 14 natural building methods, including straw bale, rammed earth, cob, cordwood, adobe, earthbags, papercrete, earthships, and others, all well-illustrated in b&w
The Big House
A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home
Paperback ISBN: 074324964x
A dual history of the Colt family and their summer house on Cape Cod recounts the house's construction one hundred years earlier, the idiosyncratic personalities that stayed there throughout five generations, the major family events that took place there, and the family's last month in the house. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Dare to Repair
A Do-it-herself Guide to Fixing Almost Anything in the Home
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0060959843
Detailed step-by-step instructions and more than three hundred illustrations take busy women through seventy-five simple, do-it-yourself home repairs, from unclogging a toilet to installing a window guard, providing essential background information, safety tips, lists of necessary tools and materials, and how-to advice. Original.
A Style Portfolio
Paperback ISBN: 0764323997
Two hundred and fifty color photographs illustrate current trends in kitchen cabinets, countertops, appliances, color, and workflow. Each set of pictures is accompanied by a brief description of the design. The last page lists manufacturers' and designers' phone numbers and website address. No table of contents or index is provided. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Not So Big House
A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live
Hardcover ISBN: 1561581305
A beautifully illustrated home design reference provides a thoughtful review of social trends and its effects on architecture and design in relation to building and decorating simpler, more affordable, and practical homes to fit a simpler lifestyle. 25,000 first printing.
Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook
The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home
Hardcover ISBN: 0517577003
Combining professional expertise with the author's signature style, a comprehensive home care handbook takes readers step by step through the upkeep of every room in the house, covering everything from removing stains to replacing a window pane, and furnishes valuable t adivce on how to make a home safe and comfortable and how to maintain it properly. 500,000 first printing.
New Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual
Hardcover ISBN: 0895773783
A quick reference guide to do-it-yourself home improvement projects teaches readers how to cope with emergencies and includes information on financing home improvements, working with contractors, obtaining permits, and more
The New Ecological Home
A Complete Guide to Green Building Options
Paperback ISBN: 1931498164
An overview of green home-building techniques, materials, products, and technologies, written for home buyers, builders, architects, and contractors and intended to help avoid common problems when building green. It discusses the principles of green building and why they are desirable; covers logistical aspects of building such as site selection, i