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Making Better Buildings: A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors

by Chris Magwood New Society Publishers (February 24, 2014)

Sustainable building from the ground up – the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies


How to Fix Absolutely Anything

by Instructables.com & Nicole Smith Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

The one book that shows you how to fix anything anywhere in your home!

There are a million things that can go wrong in your home. Faucets leak. Floorboards creak. Paint flakes. Chairs break. With How to Fix Absolutely...


Basement Waterproofing: A Practical Guide & Handbook to Waterproofing Your Basement

by Chaim Packer Bowe Packer (March 15, 2014)

"Are You Ready To Rid Your Basement of Mold, Mildew & Water Damage?" "Ready to diagnose problems in your basement quickly?" "Ready to learn how to properly waterproof your basement?" If you are interested in...


Measure Twice

by Bryan Baeumler Collins (February 24, 2015)

Canada’s #1 expert on DIY simplifies Canada’s most common (and avoidable) DIY disasters.

DIY projects seem quick and easy. You start thinking that you’re repairing a crack in the ceiling, and before you...


How to Avoid Housework

by Paula Jhung Touchstone (June 15, 2010)

Household tips by a popular columnist include fast tidy jobs for unexpected visitors, organizing clutter, creating a self-maintained kitchen, coping with mess-makers, and keeping the bathroom clean.

If you think...


The Solar House: Passive Heating and Cooling

by Daniel D. Chiras Chelsea Green Publishing (October 01, 2002)

Passive solar heating and passive cooling—approaches known as natural conditioning—provide comfort throughout the year by reducing, or eliminating, the need for fossil fuel. Yet while heat from sunlight...


Selecting and Renovating an Old House: A Complete Guide

by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Dover Publications (August 17, 2012)

Clearly written manual tells how to appraise an older home, develop plans for remodeling the kitchen, add a bath, replace floors, roof, windows, doors, interior walls, kitchen cabinets, more.


Wood-Frame House Construction

by Gerald E. Sherwood & Robert C. Stroh Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Completely revised, updated edition of popular U.S. Government manual. Expert advice on site selection, design, excavation, materials, framing, roofing, plumbing, insulation — every step of construction process....


New Life for Old Houses: A Guide to Restoration and Repair

by George Stephen Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

Easy-to-understand introduction to good design and rehabilitation explains everything from selecting an architect and choosing appropriate materials to restoring interiors from ceiling to floor. 300 illustrations....


The Greened House Effect: Renovating Your Home with a Deep Energy Retrofit

by Jeff Wilson Chelsea Green Publishing (May 24, 2013)

With greater public awareness of the need for energy independence, the issue of how we can make our existing homes more resource efficient is becoming ever more critical. Residential buildings make up a large...


Home Comforts

by Cheryl Mendelson Scribner (November 04, 1999)

Home Comforts is something new. For the first time in nearly a century, a sole author has written a comprehensive book about housekeeping. This is not a dry how-to manual, nor a collection of odd tips and hints,...


Remodel My House: How To Do It Right: Understanding The Process Of Remodeling

by Dwight Chung Owen Maskey (July 26, 2013)

Are you living in an older house that is in need of a remodel or are you ready to update your house a bit? If so, you need to have a copy of the book "Remodel My House: How To Do It Right." This book gives the...


Norma Vally's Bathroom Fix-Ups: More than 50 Projects for Every Skill Level

by Norma Vally Wiley (April 28, 2009)

Today more women are tending to their homes, and they're not just sewing curtains and arranging flowers. They're installing new toilets, adding ceramic floors to the kitchen, and drywalling the den.

A survey...


The Holmes Manual

by Mike Holmes HarperCollins Publishers (May 27, 2014)

No-nonsense advice from the star of HGTV’s Holmes Makes It Right and Holmes Inspection

  • Why are my windows fogging up?
  • What can I do about a squeaky floor?
  • Why is my bedroom so much colder than the rest of the...


Dare to Repair, Replace & Renovate

by Julie Sussman & Stephanie Glakas-Tenet HarperCollins e-books (June 02, 2009)

There's no place like home!

And that's why we're back. Dare to Repair, Replace & Renovate is the sequel to Dare to Repair, the national bestselling home repair book for women.

In our first book, we taught you...


The Holmes Inspection

by Mike Holmes Collins (August 27, 2013)

The Holmes Inspection will be the definitive guide to smart home-buying and home-selling for Canadians. It’s often said that a home is the biggest investment most people will ever make, yet many buyers, when...


How To Add Value To Your Home

by Scott McGillivray Collins (March 11, 2014)

How you can get the biggest bang for your buck!

Adding value to your home is about investing your time and money wisely. You’ll often hear that a fresh coat of paint will give you a great return, but a swimming...


Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management

by Isabella Beeton & Sarah A. Chrisman Skyhorse (November 03, 2015)

Originally published as twenty-four newspaper columns from 1859 to 1861, Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management is many things, but it is first and foremost a guide to managing a household during the nineteenth...


Your Creative Work Space

by Desha Peacock Skyhorse (August 15, 2017)

We are all born with an innate desire to creatively express the essence of who we are. This desire is embedded into our soul, a gift at birth, our own Northern Star in a galaxy full of the unknown.

Your physical...


Small Space Living

by Roberta Sandenbergh Skyhorse (November 20, 2018)

Complete with demonstrative illustrations and photographs, Small Space Living offers more than one hundred space-saving ideas from Roberta Sandenbergh, a.k.a the Small Space Architect.

Sandenbergh will introduce...


The Encyclopedia of Wood

by The United States Department of Agriculture Skyhorse (February 11, 2011)

Timber is one of our most precious, versatile, and vulnerable resources, so using it effectively is important. Knowing your material inside and out is the first step to doing just that. Read about the structure...


Household Cleaning

by Rachelle Strauss Skyhorse (October 01, 2009)

Most conventional store-bought cleaning products are packed full of chemicals, many of which are harmful to the environment and your health, let alone your wallet. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover...


Self-Sufficiency

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (November 10, 2010)

Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living—whether they’re urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and...


Living Off the Grid

by David Black Skyhorse (November 17, 2008)

In daily life, we can take control of the resources and services we depend on. Electricity and energy don’t have to come off the public utility grid—alternatives abound in solar, wind, and water generated...


Clean Sweep

by Alison Haynes Skyhorse (January 05, 2009)

Covering every room in the house, this guide is chock-full of advice on green living, especially as related to cleaning. Haynes, author of books on beauty and skin care, tackles a range of topics in great detail....


Rustic Carpentry

by Paul N. Hasluck & Ralph Kylloe Skyhorse (August 17, 2007)

With an introduction by master craftsman Ralph Kylloe, this manual on rustic carpentry is a superb resource for woodworkers, furniture makers, and carpenters of all skill levels. Here are clear and concise instructions...


The Self-Sufficiency Handbook

by Alan Bridgewater & Gill Bridgewater Skyhorse (February 15, 2011)

Anyone considering a shift to a greener way of living must get this inspirational and practical guide. With easy-to-read layouts and simple text, it runs the full ecological gamut, from geothermal heating to...


Mini Farming

by Brett L. Markham Skyhorse (April 01, 2010)

Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending...


Homemade Contrivances and How to Make Them

by Skyhorse Publishing Skyhorse (April 17, 2007)

The traditional American devices contained in this intriguing compilation date from an era long before milking machines, pesticide sprayers, and industrial hay bailers. Yet the simple inventions described for...


Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Homes and Bungalows

by Gustav Stickley Skyhorse (March 01, 2009)

In 1901, Gustav Stickley began to create the first uniquely American style of furniture and home design—known as Craftsman. Stickley's principles of home design include construction that is in harmony with...


Go Green, Spend Less, Live Better

by Crissy Trask Skyhorse (April 20, 2013)

Go Green, Spend Less, Live Better is an authoritative, practical guide that details the money-saving side of greener, healthier, and simpler living. Bestselling author of It’s Easy Being Green and sustainable-living...


Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties

by D. C. Beard Skyhorse (February 08, 2011)

Nineteenth-century building advice that is eminently practical in the twenty-first century. 330 b/w illustrations


The Best Tree House Ever

by Maurice Barkley Skyhorse (June 01, 2013)

When his two young grandsons clamored for a hideout in the trees, what could Maurice Barkley, a sixty-something retiree, do but grab some wooden beams and a level? Now, more than ten years, seven tiny houses,...


The Joy of Hobby Farming

by Michael Levatino & Audrey Levatino Skyhorse (April 01, 2011)

When the farm is a lifestyle, but not quite a way to earn a living, it’s considered hobby farming. Most of us want to live a sustainable and healthy life in which we protect the environment and keep it safe...


The Back to Basics Handbook

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (May 25, 2011)

Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide....


Practical Duct Tape Projects

by Instructables.com & Noah Weinstein Skyhorse (May 01, 2013)

Duct tape has gotten a reputation as the quick-fix tape for every situation. However, did you know that you can use duct tape to create practical items for everyday use? Did you also know that duct tape now...


Fences, Gates, and Bridges

by George A. Martin Skyhorse (February 14, 2011)

First published in 1887, Fences, Gates, and Bridges is an instructional guide to the best ways to build a variety of fences, gates, hedges, bridges, and culverts. The section on fences boasts a wealth of information...


Log Cabins

by William S. Wicks Skyhorse (February 08, 2011)

Ever wanted a cabin or little cottage in the woods but don’t know where to start? With Log Cabins, author William S. Wicks offers clear, practical instructions on how to build your own log cabin—and furnish...


Urban Homesteading

by Rachel Kaplan & K. Ruby Blume Skyhorse (April 27, 2011)

The urban homesteading movement is spreading rapidly across the nation. Urban Homesteading is the perfect "back-to-the-land" guide for urbanites who want to reduce their impact on the environment. Full of practical...


Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer

by Robert K. Hale & Thomas L. Williams Allworth (August 02, 2016)

Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer contains all the necessary tools and strategies to successfully launch and grow a professional design business in the competitive world of interior design. Drawing...


Simpler Living Handbook

by Jeff Davidson Skyhorse (January 27, 2015)

The ultimate guide to streamlining your life.

Life moves too quickly these days, as technology, work, and personal commitments make it almost impossible to relax and enjoy life. Finding yourself stressed over...


The Frugal Homesteader

by John Moody & Joel Salatin New Society Publishers (October 02, 2018)

  • The author is a homesteader and farmer who moved his family of 7 from the city to a 35-acre homestead in Kentucky 10 years ago
  • He is the founder of Whole Life Buying Club and the CEO of Steader.com, an on-line...


Affordable Interior Design

by Betsy Helmuth & Dov Plawsky Skyhorse (January 02, 2019)

Live in luxury—on a budget.

Homeowners and renters of all means dream of having a beautiful home. The media makes it look so easy, but many of us have less to work with and still long to live in style. Affordable...


Garden Renovation

by Bobbie Schwartz Timber Press (November 01, 2017)

“Provides inspiration for turning a tired garden into an enlivening treat.” —The English Garden

Your garden, just like your house, sometimes needs a makeover. The change can be as minor as replacing a...


Young House Love

by Sherry Petersik & John Petersik Artisan (July 14, 2015)

This New York Times bestselling book is filled with hundreds of fun, deceptively simple, budget-friendly ideas for sprucing up your home. 

With two home renovations under their (tool) belts and millions...


Lovable Livable Home

by Sherry Petersik & John Petersik Artisan (September 22, 2015)

This New York Times bestselling book is packed with thoughtful advice and inspiring photos to help you create a home filled with beauty and meaning. 

 

In the three years since Sherry and John Petersik wrote...


Chair Caning and Seat Weaving

by Cathy Baker Storey Publishing, LLC (January 04, 1979)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Be Your Own House Contractor

by Carl Heldmann Storey Publishing, LLC (March 14, 2012)

You don’t need to depend on (or pay) a general contractor to manage your construction project. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating an existing one, you can manage the job yourself. Carl Heldmann...


The Classic Hewn-Log House

by Charles McRaven Storey Publishing, LLC (August 31, 2014)

A classic of early American architecture, the hewn-log house has a unique rustic charm and character. In this engaging and informative guide, Charles McRaven provides illustrated step-by-step instructions that...


Better Than New

by Nicole Curtis Artisan (October 18, 2016)

A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

For the first time, Nicole Curtis, the star of the megahit HGTV and DIY Network show Rehab Addict, reveals her private struggles, her personal victories, and the inspiring...