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.
A Short History of an Idea
Paperback ISBN: 0140102310
Walk through five centuries of homes both great and small?from the smoke-filled manor halls of the Middle Ages to today's Ralph Lauren-designed environments?on a house tour like no other, one that delightfully explicates the very idea of "home." You'll see how social and cultural changes influenced styles of decoration and furnishing, learn the connection between wall-hung religious tapestries and wall-to-wall carpeting, discover how some of our most welcome luxuries were born of architectural necessity, and much more. Most of all, Home opens a rare window into our private lives?and how we really want to live.
Geography of Home
Writings on Where We Live
Paperback ISBN: 1568984294
Geography of Home has been hailed as 'an appealing, insightful collection of musings on the architecture, psychology, and history of house and home in America' (Kirkus). Now available in paperback, Geography of Home reminds us that the house is home to many things. Far more than four walls and a roof, it contains our private and public lives, our families, our memories and aspirations, and reflects our attitudes toward society, culture, the environment, and our neighbors. In a literary tour of the spaces of our homes, noted design essayist Akiko Busch reflects on how we define such elusive qualities as privacy, security, and comfort. Part social history, part architectural history, part personal anecdote, this rich and delightful book uncovers the hidden meanings of the place we call home.
Landscape Construction 1-2-3
Expert Edvice from the Home Depot
Packed with practical techniques and technical know-how to help do-it-yourselfers succeed.Covers fences and gates, retaining walls, outdoor sheds, trellises and arbors, outdoor electricity, plumbing and drainage, and working with concrete."Wisdom of the Aisles" on every page guarantees a beautifully landscaped yard.Guarantees great results with step-by-step instructions, timeframe for completion, plus skills and materials lists.Plenty of helpful tips and shortcuts that the pros use.