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The Complete Guide to Bathrooms: Remodeling on a Budget, Vanities & Cabinets, Plumbing & Fixtures, Showers, Sinks & Tubs
The Complete Guide to Bathrooms
Remodeling on a Budget, Vanities & Cabinets, Plumbing & Fixtures, Showers, Sinks & Tubs
Paperback      ISBN: 1589235622

This best-selling bathroom remodeling book features practical, achievable bathroom improvements and upgrades shown with clear color step-by-step photos. From replacing surfaces and fixtures to installing plumbing and making easy decorative improvements, Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Bathrooms shows you how to save thousands of dollars by doing the job yourself. Packed with well-chosen projects and on-trend materials, this book has everything you need to serve as a guide for creating a smart, attractive (and maybe a lit luxurious) bathroom. As a bonus, you'll also get a direct computer link to an original series of step-by-step bathroom remodeling videos that you won't find anywhere else on the Internet.

Small Strawbale: Natural Homes, Projects & Designs
Small Strawbale
Natural Homes, Projects & Designs
Paperback      ISBN: 1586855158

Bill and Athena Steen, a couple committed to educating people about sustainable ways of living, along with an architect who consults on strawbale homes, offer practical guidance on building simple, energy-efficient structures including fences, outbuildings, greenhouses, and houses. Color photos provide inspiration for using such natural materials.

The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home
The Big House
A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home
Paperback      ISBN: 074324964x
Faced with the sale of the century-old family summer house on Cape Cod where he had spent forty-two summers, George Howe Colt recounts returning for one last stay with his wife and children in this stunning memoir that was a National Book Award Finalist and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

This poignant tribute to the eleven-bedroom jumble of gables, bays, and dormers that watched over weddings, divorces, deaths, anniversaries, birthdays, breakdowns, and love affairs for five generations interweaves Colt's final visit with memories of a lifetime of summers. Run-down yet romantic, The Big House stands not only as a cherished reminder of summer's ephemeral pleasures but also as a powerful symbol of a vanishing way of life.
Black & Decker Complete Guide to Garages: Building a New Garage, Repairing & Replacing Doors & Windows, Improving Storage, Maintaining Floors, Upgrading Electrical Service, Complete Garage Pla
Black & Decker Complete Guide to Garages
Building a New Garage, Repairing & Replacing Doors & Windows, Improving Storage, Maintaining Floors, Upgrading Electrical Service, Complete Garage Pla
Paperback      ISBN: 158923457x

This is a dual-purpose, two-in-one book that opens with a strong inspiration section of ideas for garage organization and use, then adds a fully developed how-to section that includes a range of step-by-step projects, ranging from the installation of basic shelving and storage features, to complete follow-along sequences showing the construction of three different garage styles from the ground up.

How to Redesign & Renovate Your House or Apartment
How to Redesign & Renovate Your House or Apartment
Paperback      ISBN: 0679728031

Presents a complete, specific how-to book on redesigning and renovating, with clear step-by-step instructions and drawings for exhaustive jobs or for minor changes

Garden Projects for the Backyard Carpenter
Garden Projects for the Backyard Carpenter
Paperback      ISBN: 0764312340

Here are enough projects to keep even the most productive do-it-yourselfer occupied through several seasons of warm weather. This book contains over 30 projects and ideas for ways to expand your living space outdoors. Beautiful color pictures illustrate many of the projects, and more than 130 illustrations and step-by-step instructions make it easy to create these backyard treasures. With this book you can make decks, shade shelters, gazebos, work and storage areas, decorative arbors, planter boxes, garden borders, comfortable benches, a swing, a picnic table, doghouses, and a bluebird nesting box.

Outdoor Kitchens & Fireplaces
Outdoor Kitchens & Fireplaces
Paperback      ISBN: 0764329553

Outdoor living is heating up the marketplace today, and more and more people take their leisure time outdoors. Toward that end, they're bringing the kitchen with them, along with a blazing fire to warm and illuminate their yards into the later hours. This book offers the largest collection of images of landscapes, outdoor kitchens, and fireplaces available on the market today, and with those gorgeous photos come hundreds of ideas. Live vicariously as you leaf through these pages, and then make the dream come true in your own backyard with some of the many inspirations found here.

Fences for Pasture & Garden
Fences for Pasture & Garden
Paperback      ISBN: 088266753x

Whether you're trying to protect your garden from wildlife predators or want to keep your livestock from wandering too far, effective fencing can bring welcome peace of mind. Covering the pros and cons of a variety of fencing types, Gail Damerow shows you how to build a fence that works for your needs. With clearly illustrated instructions for building wire fences, rail fences, electric fences, woven fences, and more, you'll soon be creating effective enclosures that are guaranteed to save you time, money, and worry.

House
House
Hardcover      ISBN: 0395363179

The author of "The Soul of a New Machine" analyzes the intimate details of building a new house from the point of view of those involved--from owners and architects to builders and carpenters

Fire Spaces: Design Inspirations for Fireplaces and Stoves
Fire Spaces
Design Inspirations for Fireplaces and Stoves
Hardcover      ISBN: 076431694x

Warning: This book will make you want to include a fireplace or stove in almost every room in your home, and the yard too The beauty, alluring warmth, and technological ease and cleanliness of today's hearth products make having a fire faster, easier, safer, and more enticing than ever. This book illustrates the allure, with more than 400 gorgeous color images. It's easy to find your style, visiting hundreds of homes and experiencing the way that they have incorporated fire spaces into their living spaces. There has never been a book like this, with so many wonderful images of fireplaces and stoves. Most are shown within room settings, helping you to envision a fireplace as part of your overall decor. Plus, there's an enormous gallery of close-up images showing fireplace and stove details. You'll have trouble choosing just one