Construction and Homes
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.
A Practical Design Guide to Fireplaces And Stoves Indoors And Out
Paperback ISBN: 1561588350
Brings together more than 280 full-color photographs and the latest information on heating technologies in a comprehensive guide to designing a wide range of indoor and outdoor fireplaces for the home, covering a variety of styles and applications, and explains how to reface a woodburning fireplace, install a gas insert, decorate a mantal, and more. Original.
Paperback ISBN: 1561586536
Stairway design and construction is considered a cornerstone of homebuilding. To address this important topic, "Building Stairs contains design, fabrication, and installation information for a wide variety of options, from simple, site-built utility staircases to elaborate spirals.
Design Ideas for Renovating, Remodeling and Building New
Hardcover ISBN: 1561584363
The second installment of Taunton's "Updating Classic America" series re-introduces readers to the classic Cape Cod home, featuring more than twenty case studies of updated houses.
The Good House Book
A Common-Sense Guide to Alternative Homebuilding
Paperback ISBN: 1579902812
From Lark Books and Natural Home magazine—which has a circulation of 200,000—comes an illustrated, unique guide to building an earth-friendly home. To create a dwelling that’s both ecologically sustainable and attractive, Natural Home magazine is the place to go. With this exquisitely illustrated guide, packed with 400 photos and illustrations, anyone can put environmentally friendly ideas into beautiful practice. Here’s an intelligent look at how a home is supposed to function and a variety of different building approaches. What’s important is finding the right solution to fit your individual needs, local climate, and natural resources. The broad range of topics covered include choosing a site; selecting materials; building with straw bale, cob, adobe, or rammed earth; and plugging into alternative home power systems. Interviews with six homeowners, and photos of the dream homes they built, provide invaluable insight.
Ultimate Guide to Fences, Arbors and Trellises
Plan, Design, Build
Paperback ISBN: 1580113907
Revealing how to enhance one's outdoor space with a variety of gates, fences, trellises, and arbors, an illustrated handbook utilizes step-by-step instructions and photographs to guide readers through the entire design and construction process, covering such topics as fence layout, building techniques, fitting, materials, and the latest trends in design. Original.