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The Visual Dictionary of House & Do-It-Yourself

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of House and Do-It-Yourself explores a house’s structure, components and furniture, as well as carpentry, plumbing, masonry, electricity and painting tools for common construction or...


Black Ops Bricks

by Nick Grant Skyhorse (November 25, 2014)

Twenty of the coolest vehicles ever dreamed up, ready to come to life brick by brick!

Black Ops Bricks reconstructs the finest military and spy jets, trucks, and ships ever built. Inside you?ll find step-by-step,...


Elements of Style

by Erin Gates Simon & Schuster (October 07, 2014)

From the rising-star designer and author of the hit blog, Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book packed with honest advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that...


Green Home Building: Money-Saving Strategies for an Affordable, Healthy, High-Performance Home

by Miki Cook & Doug Garrett New Society Publishers (August 18, 2014)

Build a truly green home for the same total net cost as the conventional alternative


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


Hunt Club Management Guide

by J. Wayne Fears Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

If you ever wanted to create your own hunting club, this book is for you.

In Hunt Club Management Guide, wildlife management consultant J. Wayne Fears teaches you how to take your dreams of owning and operating...


Handy Projects for Boys

by Popular Mechanics Press Skyhorse (April 15, 2014)

The projects in Handy Projects for Boys first appeared in a major collection arranged by the editors of Popular Mechanics Press in 1913. During this time period, the methods and techniques used to create these...


The Interior Design Handbook

by Joanna Wissinger Holt Paperbacks (April 07, 2014)

Whether you are moving into a new home or renovating and redecorating an existing one, The Interior Design Handbook is the perfect first step to creating an intimate and unique space that is a joy to live in...


Little Book of Log Cabins: How to Build and Furnish Them

by William S. Wicks Dover Publications (July 24, 2012)

Handy how-to manual, with instructions and illustrations for building cabins in the Adirondack style, fireplaces, stairways, furniture, beamed ceilings, and more. 102 line drawings.


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....


Old-Time Gates and Fences and How to Build Them

by George A. Martin Dover Publications (November 26, 2013)

First published over a century ago, this practical guide shows how to add traditional fences, gates, and bridges to your house, farm, or garden. More than 300 illustrations accompany straightforward instructions....


Sears House Designs of the Thirties

by Sears, Roebuck and Co. Dover Publications (June 27, 2012)

68 Sears-designed homes display handsome exterior and interior views — with vestibules, breakfast alcoves, massive chimneys, unusual roof lines, and other attractive features. Over 200 black-and-white illustrations....


Sears Modern Homes, 1913

by Sears, Roebuck and Co. Dover Publications (September 25, 2012)

Reproduced from a rare edition, this book features 112 designs for homes of "comfort and refinement," with external views, floor plans, and other details. 400 illustrations.


Victorian City and Country Houses: Plans and Details

by Geo E. Woodward Dover Publications (June 05, 2012)

Detailed volume includes 100 front and side elevations, floor plans for five city houses, a country house with a French roof, a summer house, various cottages, more.


How to Build Cabins, Lodges, and Bungalows

by Popular Science Monthly Skyhorse (January 07, 2014)

Many generations ago, the cabin was the backbone of American life; it was the headquarters of that important unit—the home. It provided shelter, protection, and a foundation upon which to build a great empire....


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...


The Natural Building Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to Integrative Design and Construction

by Jacob Deva Racusin & Ace McArleton Chelsea Green Publishing (May 01, 2012)

Natural buildings not only bring satisfaction to their makers and joy to their occupants, they also leave the gentlest footprint on the environment. In this complete reference to natural building philosophy,...


Masonry Heaters: Designing, Building, and Living with a Piece of the Sun

by Ken Matesz & Albie Barden Chelsea Green Publishing (September 07, 2010)

Masonry Heaters is a complete guide to designing and living with one of the oldest, and yet one of the newest, heating devices. A masonry heater’s design, placement in the home, and luxurious radiant heat...


The Passive Solar House: Using Solar Design to Cool and Heat Your Home, 2nd Edition

by James Kachadorian Chelsea Green Publishing (July 31, 2006)

Revised and Expanded Edition - Includes CD-ROM with Custom Design Software

For the past ten years The Passive Solar House has offered proven techniques for building homes that heat and cool themselves, using...


Serious Straw Bale: A Home Construction Guide for All Climates

by Paul Lacinski & Michel Bergeron Chelsea Green Publishing (December 01, 2000)

In 1994, when Chelsea Green published The Straw Bale House, the response from many people was a loud, "Huh?!"

Those days are gone. With more than 100,000 copies sold, and straw bale projects underway in most...


The Rammed Earth House

by David Easton & Cynthia Wright Chelsea Green Publishing (June 13, 2007)

The Rammed Earth House is an eye-opening example of how the most dramatic innovations in home design and construction frequently have their origins in the distant past. By rediscovering the most ancient of all...


Condominiums and Townhouses - What You Need to Know Before and After Buying

by Irfan Alli eBookIt.com (April 18, 2013)

Condominiums are going up in cities all over the world at a rapid pace. For many people it will be their first home. Many buy without knowing what they are getting themselves into. In this book you will:

1....


The Old-House Doctor

by Christopher Evers Skyhorse (April 01, 2013)

Old houses are charming, but owning one can be a labor of love. Expert carpenter and house "doctor" Christopher Evers equates old homes with ailing patients, describing how you can successfully "treat" your...


Wellness By Design

by Jamie Gold & Vivienne Leheny Simon & Schuster Audio (September 01, 2020)

Design your home to optimize your healthy lifestyle with this room-by-room guide from certified kitchen designer and wellness design consultant Jamie Gold.

Like a lot of folks these days, you’re committed...


Wellness by Design

by Jamie Gold Tiller Press (September 01, 2020)

Design your home to optimize your healthy lifestyle with this room-by-room guide from certified kitchen designer and wellness design consultant Jamie Gold.

Like a lot of folks these days, you’re committed...


The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading

by Nicole Faires Skyhorse (March 10, 2011)

Can you make your own bread (sans bread machine)? Grow a garden all winter? What can you use instead of toilet paper? What if the power went out for a month? What if the grocery store closed? Can you make a...


The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living

by Nicole Faires Skyhorse (January 19, 2016)

A beautiful, comprehensive guide to going green and living sustainably.

Permaculture is an important but often misunderstood method of growing food and building homes in a manner that works with nature, rather...


The Heirloom House

by Sherry Lefevre Skyhorse (October 20, 2015)

Inspiration for Every Home Decorator with a Passion for the Past

The Heirloom House is a humorous personal account of two interlocking obsessions: eBay and the quest to create a vacation house that looks and...


Tin Can Homestead

by Natasha Lawyer & Brett Bashaw Running Press Adult (April 30, 2018)

DIY enthusiasts, tiny house-lovers, and van-lifers will find inspiration and step-by-step instructions in Tin Can Homestead, the ultimate resource for living small in your own Airstream paradise.

The Airstream...


Big Book of Small House Designs

by Don Metz, Catherine Tredway, Kenneth R. Tremblay & Lawrence Von Bamford Black Dog & Leventhal (September 18, 2012)

75 unique designs for attractive, efficient, environmentally friendly homes.

Now available in paperback, this collection of 75 plans for small homes offers more than 500 usable blueprints and other illustrations...


Inspire Your Home

by Farah Merhi Tiller Press (October 22, 2019)

Instagram star and founder of Inspire Me! Home Décor shares her creative and elegant interior design secrets so you can create a glamorous yet cozy home without spending a fortune.

Farah Merhi launched Inspire...


Early Mexican Houses: A Book of Photographs and Measured Drawings

by George W. Rustay, G. Richard Garrison & David Gebhard Architectural Book Publishing (March 16, 2012)

Here is a wonderful collection of houses from the days of Mexico's viceroys, presented in this handsomely illustrated book. Every aficionado of architecture or home design will find the patios, window designs,...


Never Again

by Richard La Plante Escargot (September 01, 2015)

"Never again," Richard La Plante promised after he and his new wife completed building their family home in East Hampton, New York. But he did not keep his promise. Instead he bought twenty acres of raw land...


The Most Beautiful House in the World

by Witold Rybczynski & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2012)

Witold Rybczynski takes us on an extraordinary odyssey as he tells the story of designing and building his own house. His project began as a workshed, but through a series of “happy accidents,” the structure...


Pretty Prudent Home

by Jacinda Boneau, Jaime Morrison Curtis & Sonya Lee Benham Abrams (June 04, 2018)

Pretty Prudent Home is part design book, part DIY guidebook, with beautiful photography inviting readers to tackle projects both simple and sophisticated. With images from the authors? homes, as well as those...


Be in a Treehouse

by Pete Nelson Abrams (March 24, 2014)

Pete Nelson, the world?s best-known treehouse designer and builder, wants to put readers in trees?his motto is, ?get ?er done, so you can BE in a TREE.?? His new book is a comprehensive source of inspiration...


Flea Market Fabulous

by Lara Spencer, Jonathan Adler & Ubiña,ChiChi Stewart, Tabori & Chang (September 15, 2014)

Focusing on nine different rooms (including her own recently purchased Manhattan apartment), Lara Spencer shows readers that all it takes is planning, shopping know-how, and a little imagination to create beautiful...


Big Style in Small Spaces

by Sarah Dorsey Page Street Publishing (June 17, 2019)

Compact Living Doesn?t Mean You Have to Miss Out on Great Style

Sarah Dorsey, founder of Dorsey Designs and professional interior designer, has created over 30 beautiful, multifunctional décor projects that...


Inspire Your Home

by Farah Merhi Tiller Press (October 22, 2019)

Instagram star and founder of Inspire Me! Home Décor shares her creative and elegant interior design secrets so you can create a glamorous yet cozy home without spending a fortune.

Farah Merhi launched Inspire...


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...


Weird Homes

by David J. Neff & Thanin Viriyaki Skyhorse (February 20, 2018)

Have you ever walked through your neighborhood, taken a look at a weird house, and thought ?Who lives there?? or, ?What in the world does it look like inside?? We?ve all been curious, which is why the founders...


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 power....


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)

Go back to basics?compost, raising chickens, water and irrigation, dealing with pests, and much more?with this unique, full color bestseller (over 400,000 sold).

Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to...


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...