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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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


Homebody

by Joanna Gaines Harper Design (November 06, 2018)

In Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples...


Make Something Good Today

by Erin Napier & Ben Napier Gallery Books (October 02, 2018)

From Ben and Erin Napier, the stars of the hit HGTV show Home Town, comes Make Something Good Today, a memoir that tells us all to seek out the good in life, celebrate the beauty of family and friends, and prosper...


The Everything Guide to Flipping Houses

by Melanie Williamson Adams Media (December 12, 2014)

Expert advice to find, fix, and flip any residential property!

Are you ready to capitalize on the rising real estate market and get in on the red-hot house flipping scene? You need a step-by-step guide to evaluate...


Ergonomic Living

by Gordon Inkeles Touchstone (May 11, 2010)

er*go*nom*ic (er-ga-'na-mik) adj: designed to allow people and the things people use to interact in the safest, most effective, and most comfortable manner

You work indoors. You're not on your feet all day and...


Mrs. Fixit Easy Home Repair

by Terri McGraw Pocket Books (October 30, 2001)

Mrs. Fixit

says

"It's just that simple!"

Clueless about caulking your bathtub or replacing a phone jack? Think fixing a leaky faucet or hanging a window valance are jobs for the experts only? Let Mrs. Fixit...


Sheetrock & Shellac

by David Owen Simon & Schuster (May 23, 2006)

In a world of extreme makeovers, this book is a thoughtful, adventure-filled, witty look at what the space we live in says about us, the pleasures of home renovation projects great and small, and how home renovation...


Organic Housekeeping

by Ellen Sandbeck Scribner (May 09, 2006)

Longing for a kinder, gentler world? As the old saying goes, everything begins at home, and odds are, if you live in the all-American household, the air inside is more toxic than the air outside, even if you...


Home Improvement Projects for the Busy & Broke

by Christina Salway & Monica Pedersen Skyhorse (May 17, 2016)

Searching for a house or apartment is difficult enough on its own—transforming it into your home is an entirely different story, especially for those who have never lived on their own before. As millenials...


Building the Timber Frame House

by Tedd Benson, James Gruber & Jamie Page Touchstone (September 01, 1981)

For centuries, post-and-beam construction has proved to be one of the most durable building techniques. It is being enthusiastically revived today not only for its sturdiness but because it can be easily insulated,...


How Hard Can It Be?

by Mag Ruffman & Steve Smith Atria Books/Beyond Words (October 04, 2011)

"You can pay big money for a self-esteem seminar, or you can buy yourself a cordless drill. I recommend the drill." Only the ToolGirl can make unplugging a blocked drain entertaining! Mag Ruffman, with characteristic...


Restoring and Refinishing Furniture

by Virginie Manuel Skyhorse (October 20, 2015)

Easy and beautiful do-it-yourself projects to restore, recycle, and transform your furniture.

Are you tired of seeing the same furniture in your home? Does your furniture look old and outdated? If you long for...


Nantucket Cottages and Gardens

by Leslie Linsley & Terry Pommett Skyhorse (May 26, 2015)

A definitive, full-color book to help bring the style of Nantucket Island into your home.

There is something essentially charming about a simple cottage surrounded by a fence covered with roses. More than 1,200...


100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know

by Editors Of Family Handyman Reader's Digest (April 07, 2015)

The Family Handyman’s 100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know gives you the knowledge you need to be a better homeowner. You’ll make informed decisions, avoid frustrations and save thousands over the life of...