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Mendelson addresses the meanings as well as the methods of housekeeping with a keen sense of the history and values involved. The result is a warm, good-humored, engagingly written book with a message and a point of view, one that is overflowing with useful reflections and information.
The New Bohemians Handbook: Come Home to Good Vibes
The New Bohemian Handbook guides readers in beautifully simple techniques for adding good vibes and style to living spaces. Packed with hundreds of ideas for bringing positive energy to your home, the book features exercises and activities for thinking about rooms in new ways.With Justina’s expert guidance, learn how to rearrange, paint, prop, and plant your way to a home that’s fresh and inspiring. Uncover your “spirit environment” and learn how to use color and scent to enhance mood, productivity, and relaxation. Revel in Justina’s encouraging advice (“you got this!”), and easily and affordably turn any dwelling into a personal sanctuary.
The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes
In The New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant, or even a pop-up shop. The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located primarily on the East and West coasts. Exclusive interviews with the owners, 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes, and a "Plant-O-Pedia" offer insight into achieving this aesthetic. In addition, each home is accompanied by an Adopt-an-Idea section that offers general decor, styling, and shopping tips for easy duplication in your own home.
You don't have to put up with a bath that is outdated or uninspiring - todays' DIY-friendly fixtures and materials are easier to work with than ever. All it takes is a smart design, a few simple tools, and some thorough how-to information to transform your bathroom into a room you can be proud of and enjoy every day. This updated 5th edition offers all the help you need, including:• Complete step-by-step instructions for the most popular installation projects• The latest designs, styles, tools & materials• Practical guidance on planning & safety• All the help you need to save thousands of dollars by doing it yourself
The Complete Guide to Decks (6th Edition, Black + Decker)
Cool Springs Press
Be inspired by new design and follow the latest codes as you custom build the deck of your dreams!Architecture, building codes, and design are not static; they change constantly. That's why there's a new edition of the bestselling Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Decks, incorporating updates to national building codes, as well as new developments in building materials and design. Calling attention to composite deckboards and railings, as well as other PVC products made from recycled plastic, the new materials systems featured in this book are environmentally friendly, easy to work with, rot resistant, and very low maintenance.Whether you opt for manufactured deck products or wood, the success of your project depends upon a sturdy deck undercarriage. Accomplishing this isn't difficult, but building the framework requires that you have the latest information on building codes. In recent years, these codes have changed significantly, affecting everything from post diameter to allowable joist hangers to railing height and even the size of concrete footings. Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Decks is the only DIY deck book that's fully updated to conform to the latest codes.
Rise: How a House Built a Family
If you were inspired by Wild and Eat, Pray, Love, you’ll love this extraordinary true story of a woman taking the greatest risk of her life in order to heal from the unthinkable. After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan and a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four children. It would be the hardest thing she had ever done. With no experience nailing together anything bigger than a bookshelf, she and her kids poured concrete, framed the walls and laid bricks for their two story, five bedroom house. She had convinced herself that if they could build a house, they could rebuild their broken family. This must-read memoir traces one family’s rise from battered victims to stronger, better versions of themselves, all through one extraordinary do-it-yourself project.
Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Spirit
Where we come from is who we are. And Candice Kumai's Japanese heritage has informed her journey back to health at every turn. Now, in Kintsugi Wellness, Candice shares what she's learned and guides us through her favorite Japanese traditions and practices for cultivating inner strength and living a gracious life. Interwoven with dozens of recipes for healthy, Japanese-inspired cuisine, Kintsugi Wellness provides the tools we all need to reclaim the art of living well.
The Color Scheme Bible
With 200 color scheme ideas to choose from, The Color Scheme Bible is an easy-to-use and inspiring reference to using color in the home. It describes how colors interact and the effects they have on a room. It explains how to choose colors that complement each other for a subdued effect, and which colors and combinations energize a room. The book also includes 50 recommended palettes that can be used with different materials for refreshingly original color schemes. Features include: How color creates ambiance and atmosphere How to use color to give a small room the illusion of space and depth 200 distinctive color schemes inspired by nature, art, travel, and even a favorite possession 50 recommended palettes A "How to Use This Book" gatefold.
Cleaning products that save money--and the planet!Forget about chemical cleaners and pricey "green" products--all you need are a few simple kitchen staples to make your whole house sparkle! The Organically Clean Home features 150 easy-to-make recipes for cleaning products filled with all-natural ingredients you can trust (and actually pronounce!). From dishwasher detergent to antibacterial wipes, America's favorite cleaning blogger Becky Rapinchuk guides you through the steps needed to make these everyday necessities--without spending a fortune.Complete with simple instructions for packaging and storing your homemade cleaners, you'll enjoy turning each room into a beautiful and toxic-free space with fresh-scented products like:• Lemon and clove hardwood floor cleaner• No-bleach laundry whitener and brightener• Peppermint glass and mirror wipes• Lavender and lemon bathroom disinfecting spray• Citrus foaming hand soapWith The Organically Clean Home, you'll save hundreds of dollars every month--and have a clean, healthy home that you and your family can feel good about.
Mandalas to Crochet
Crocheted mandalas are having a moment! And it's no wonder the lovely mandala is in vogue: one evening is often enough to begin and finish something eye-catching. Many crocheters make mandalas as a meditative activity, while others love them simply for the wonderful opportunities they offer for mixing colors and stitch textures. A new take on traditional shapes, like granny squares or hexagons, these attractive crocheted circles are causing a real buzz in the crochet community.Included are complete written and charted directions for a variety of types of circular designs, plus a range of creative techniques and ideas to make yours stand out from the crowd. With full patterns and inspiring photos, a review of crochet techniques, a discussion of materials, colors, finishing techniques, and lots of project ideas including bags, shawls, blankets, and pillows, this book guarantees many hours of happy mandala-making.
She Sheds Style: Make Your Space Your Own
With She Sheds Style, you'll browse ideas, step-by-step projects, and decorating tips from a variety of creative “she shed” owners—then add your personal style to your own shed!It's no secret that the she shed revolution is underway and gaining steam. What is a she shed? It's simply any outbuilding that has been renovated, outfitted, redesigned, or otherwise reassigned into service as a refuge from the intense pace of modern life.Consider it a woman's response to the “man cave” craze. Whether you already have that sought-after shed or are still in the dreaming phase, author Erika Kotite will help you on your journey. You'll start by browsing the sheds and shed interiors, which range from modern and eclectic to rustic and shabby chic. Learn what architectural details play into a shed's look and consider how these elements work with your preferred decor.Once you're charged with inspiration, explore loads of DIY projects and ideas from some of the most creative she shed owners around the world. A variety of front entrance ideas provide inspiration for welcoming guests to your space. Ideas for re-purposing furniture abound, such as transforming an old door into a drop-down potting bench. You can even extend your shed's impact beyond the walls with garden features like stepping stones and string lights. Most projects are shown with detailed, step-by-step photos so you can see exactly how the work is done.So get started and create your own she shed style!
Little Free Libraries & Tiny Sheds
Expand the sharing movement to your community with Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds—your complete source for building tiny sharing structures, including plans for 12 different structures, step-by-step photography and instructions, inspirational examples, and maintenance.
Celebrate Everything! Fun Ideas to Bring Your Parties to Life
Packed with planning strategy and original ideas, Celebrate Everything!, from recognized celebrations expert Darcy Miller, is the ultimate guide to making special occasions unforgettable. Darcy invites readers to dozens of parties she’s thrown, and shares hundreds of chic and cheerful ideas for ways to make a celebration personal. It’s a blueprint for making the best occasions in life even better, filled with fun ideas to inspire:• everything from baby showers to birthday parties plus themes that turn any day into a celebration• D.I.Y. craft projects and recipes• insider sources and pro tips• Darcy’s own inspirations
City Farmhouse Style: Designs for a Modern Country Life
Come along on the hunt to coveted country sources and the best secret antiquing spots, and learn how to create country farmhouse style in your city dwelling. Author Kim Leggett is the creator of City Farmhouse, an interior design business, pop-up antiquing fairs, and vintage store. She is also a legendary “picker” and favorite designer to celebrity clients (and country-style mavens) including Meg Ryan, Ralph Lauren, Sheryl Crow, and Phillip Sweet and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. In City Farmhouse Style, Leggett offers great style advice, breaking down the design vocabulary that makes for fresh country style (no matter the setting).The popularity of farmhouse style has designers, homeowners, and fans in search of inspiration to create this look in all its rural glory. City Farmhouse Style is the first design book of its kind to focus entirely on transforming urban interiors with unfussy, welcoming, country-style decor.
Easy, do-able, down to earth ideas and suggestions for everyone to help save the planet.If you want to save the planet, but your to-do list is already pretty long and remembering your re-usable coffee cup feels like a Herculean task, then this is the book for you. Covering every aspect of our lives from the stuff we buy and the food we eat, to how we travel, work, and celebrate. This book provides stacks of practical, down to earth ideas to slot into your daily life, alongside a gentle kick up the butt to put your newfound knowledge into action.Find out how to fit "sustainable living" into your life, in a way that works for you. Change your impact without radically changing your life and figure out the small steps you can make that will add up to make a big difference (halo not included).
Build-It-Yourself Birdhouses: 25+ DIY Birdhouses and Bird Feeders
Join home improvement pro Chris Peterson as he shares a variety of creative designs for birdhouses and bird feeders, from the classic bluebird house to a mid-century modern home. While all the designs are remarkable, most are also approachable for beginning woodworkers. Every project contains a showstopping photo of the finished house and step-by-step instructions to take any guesswork out of the assembly.
Zero Waste Home
In "Zero Waste Home," Bea Johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste. Today, Bea, her husband, Scott, and their two young sons produce just one quart of garbage a year, and their overall quality of life has changed "for the better" they now have more time together, they've cut their annual spending by a remarkable 40 percent, and they are healthier than they've ever been. This book shares essential how-to advice, secrets, and insights based on Bea's experience. She demystifies the process of going Zero Waste with hundreds of easy tips for sustainable living that even the busiest people can integrate: from making your own mustard, to packing kids' lunches without plastic, to canceling your junk mail, to enjoying the holidays without the guilt associated with overconsumption. "Zero Waste Home "is a stylish and relatable step-by-step guide that will give you the practical tools to help you improve your health, save money and time, and achieve a brighter future for your family--and the planet.
Flea Market Fabulous: Designing Gorgeous Rooms with Vintage Treasures
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 and comfortable homes that reflect their personal style. She takes readers through the step-by-step process of overcoming the challenges of the room, offering helpful tips and lessons along the way. She identifies the design dilemma; comes up with a decorating plan; makes a mood board for inspiration; compiles a shopping list; scours flea markets for furniture and accessories that fit the bill; restores, repurposes, and reinvents the pieces she finds, giving them new life; and brings all the elements together in the gorgeous, finished space. With illuminating before, during, and after photographs of her DIY projects and the room installations, Lara demystifies the decorating process and allows readers to envision endless possibilities for what they can do in their own homes.
Open Concept Houses
One of the hottest lifestyle trends today, open concept living spaces eliminate doorways and walls to create a large combined area for cooking, dining, entertaining, and relaxing. No longer are the kitchen, dining room, and living room compartmentalized. Instead, each space blends into the next to create one large area "separated" and defined by islands, carpets, and furniture. This increasingly popular style provides a sense of expansiveness, connectedness, and flow that traditional architecture and design - defined by spaces broken by walls - lack.This engaging, inspiring, and informative volume brings together a diverse collection of houses from all over the world, including spaces that have been designed from the ground up or have been renovated to reflect this popular trend. Inside Open Concept Houses you’ll find an array of beautiful and creative homes by distinguished international architects and designers who have conceived practical and functional solutions adapted to the specific needs and particular tastes of their clients.Filled with hundreds of full-color photographs as well as sets of floorplans for renovated residences - both the original and remodeled blueprints - this imaginative, idea-filled book is a must-have for architects, designers, decorators, and home owners looking to create or adapt the open concept style in their own dwellings.
Nomad: Designing a Home for Escape and Adventure
A reclusive designer living in a custom tiny house in the middle of the Montana wilderness. A couple who traded their expensive Bay Area apartment for a slip at a nearby marina, where they live on a docked sailboat. A family of five who decided to simplify their lives by moving into a school bus, selling most of their possessions in the process. Nomad features their stories, and many more. From vanlifers to boondockers, liveaboards to tiny-house dwellers, these freedom seekers have forged a new way of life for themselves - one that values experiences over things, is environmentally conscious, and is often more budget-friendly than their “rooted” lives ever were.The ubiquity of the internet has ushered in a new era of connectivity that makes working from an Airstream beside a roaring river or running a photography business from a mountaintop a reality. It’s now possible to do whatever you want from wherever you want and still have a foothold in the world. This book shows you how, with tours of 26 unconventional homes and the people who live in them, plus all the information you need to make your own off-the-grid dream a reality. There are chapters on bathroom and storage - two of the most challenging aspects of this lifestyle - plus a comprehensive guide to finding the right home, assessing the cost of renovation, handy products for small spaces, and indispensable resources (including sources for replacement RV parts, portable power solutions, tiny wood stoves, and much more).
Home Is Where You Make It: DIY Ideas & Styling Secrets to Create a Home You Love, Whether You Rent or Own
Add style and individuality to your home with DIY - even when you’re renting!The concept of a large, professional renovation isn’t possible for many people who are short on time and money, especially when you rent. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want a beautiful, cozy home that reflects your unique taste and personality - it just means you need (and want) to get creative!Home Is Where You Make It is a simple, practical, and affordable craft and styling book that offers tried and tested design advice and top hints and tricks for key spaces, including:-Six steps to success, with color palette and reno tips-Update your rental space and restyle on a budget-Transform an imperfect room into a beautiful and functional space-Unique solutions for tricky spots-DIY projects and styling advice that works for any room-Easy-to-grow indoor plants and planter ideasChanneling the simplicity and beauty of modern living, this is a room-by-room guide to making and DIYing your own place, with hundreds of smart styling hacks, repurposing and upstyling ideas, and easy weekend projects to create the home of your dreams.
Simple Happy Parenting: The Secret of Less for Calmer Parents and Happier Kids
Create space for calmer, more creative kids and restore order and happiness at the heart of family life.In Simple Happy Parenting, Denaye Barahona, Ph.D., provides a revolutionary approach to parenting, full of practical tips to help you step back from the system overload so common in modern family life and, instead, create more time to enjoy living and learning together. From easier meal planning to mindful shopping, worry batching to waste reduction, Simple Happy Parenting is an honest and practical roadmap for all families striving for balance.Start with the Simple Manifesto:• Buy less• Fear less• Referee less• Hurry less• Entertain lessThen begin your journey to simple by embracing a new, lighter way of life in your home. Step-by-step projects and realistic goals guide your way. Discover how a curated toy cabinet fosters imaginative play; a smaller, carefully selected wardrobe reduces stress; and structured, nourishing meals create relaxed family dinners.Next, expand the simplicity to your mindset. Learn how letting go of fear provides children with valuable opportunities to grow and develop; positive discipline strategies strengthen family relationships; and inviting more unscheduled time in your calendar gives your family space to thrive.Not only will these straightforward solutions allow your children the room to progress and flourish, this mindful approach to family life will provide you with more energy, calm, and joy.
My Floral Affair: Whimsical Spaces and Beautiful Florals
Discover Rachel Ashwell’s floral inspirations and the unique touch she brings to interiors in her first book dedicated to flowers, a deeply-held passion come to life.Flowers and floral decoration are at the core of Rachel Ashwell’s world and her designs. From her showcase rose garden in California, she set out with photographer Amy Neunsinger to capture the full-blown romance of the quintessential English country house, the dramatic colorways of northern Europe, and the faded opulence of a Parisian apartment. This is the story of that magical journey, which takes us through a variety of beautiful spaces large and small, some ornate and others simple. Every aspect of floral accents is showcased, from wallpaper to fabrics, floors to ceilings, architectural details, lighting and, of course, flower arrangements, some breathtaking and some simple . . . but all beautiful in their own right.
Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More
For anyone looking to declutter, organize, and simplify, author Erin Boyle shares practical guidance and personal insights on small-space living and conscious consumption. At once pragmatic and philosophical, Simple Matters is a nod to the growing consensus that living simply and purposefully is more sustainable not only for the environment, but for our own happiness and well-being, too. Boyle embraces the notion that “living small” is beneficial and accessible to us all - whether we’re renting a tiny apartment or purchasing a three-story house.Filled with personal essays, projects, and helpful advice on how to be inventive and resourceful in a tight space, Simple Matters shows that living simply is about making do with less and ending up with more: more free time, more time with loved ones, more savings, and more things of beauty.
New Order: A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folks (and Everyone Else)
For readers of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and The Power of Habit comes a revelatory, witty guide to a clearer home and a more creative mind. Can a decluttered space fuel a creative mind? Heck yes, says organizing expert Fay Wolf, who has helped everyone from Hollywood celebrities to schoolteachers to work-from-home parents achieve a simpler, more fulfilling life. Here, Wolf outlines her basic rules for saying goodbye to the stuff crowding up your space and hello to new habits that free you up for the things you're passionate about. And it can all be done in as little as a few minutes a day. Learn how to create productive to-do lists * stem the flood of paper * downsize digital clutter and social media * arrange your space to spark creative juices * curb your desire to accumulate * collaborate and connect with others for support * embrace imperfection * keep up the momentum Wolf also shares her favorite productivity apps and resources for donating your many, many items. From the outer clutter of your home to the inner clutter of your chatty mind, this handbook will help you make room for artistic inspiration and invite you to treat yourself to less.
May I Come In?: Discovering the World in Other People's Houses
Wendy Goodman has discovered and published stories on an astonishing array of private houses, notable for their character, personality, and flair, in her 30 years of design hunting. In May I Come In? she visits more than 75 that capture and express their owners’ spirit and passions. In this pantheon, imagination and originality hold sway: Artists and eccentrics are the equals of aristocrats and the mandarins of design, and every room has a story to tell. May I Come In? is profusely illustrated with superb images by leading interior photographers, as well as Goodman’s own snapshots and memorabilia related to her quests. It is an irresistible visual record of the art of living by one of its most penetrating observers.
How to Fix Anything: Essential Home Repairs Anyone Can Do (Popular Mechanics)
For any home repair, big or small, homeowners can turn to this practical and portable reference.Got a squeaky floor or a rattling door? Is your grout a color you don’t recognize anymore? From quick fixes like linking broken chains and patching drywall to more involved projects like replacing a fuel line and bleeding your brakes, Popular Mechanics How to Fix Anything is the handy and reliable go-to guide for the most common household problems offering a primer on plumbing, unexpected hacks like using a golf tee to fill a stripped screw hole, instructions for tuning up the garage door, and so much more. Throughout the book Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics’ senior home editor, answers questions about the trickiest fix-its, including how to deal with a recurring ceiling cracks or get rid of that stench from the kitchen sink.. And because it’s organized room by room, from basement to bathroom to bedroom, it’s simple to find the solution you need—so you won’t have to hire someone else to do the job.
Create your very own hideaway for relaxing, crafting, reading, or just to have a private place just for you. She Sheds provides the instruction and inspiration in this lovely gift-able edition.They've got their man caves, and it's time for you to have a space of your own. She Sheds shows you how to create cozy getaways with inspiration from across the country. You will start by defining the goal and purpose of your space. Will you use it for entertaining? Crafting? Alone time?Then, use the gallery of over 100 photos as inspiration for your decor, paint colors, and landscaping. Construction ideas, as well as ideas for upcycling and other green resources, are at your disposal throughout so you may truly personalize your she shed.Get inspired, and get started on your very own tricked-out retreat!
Farrow & Ball Decorating with Colour
Shaw, Ros Byam
Interiors fashions come and go, but iconic British brand Farrow & Ball transcends passing trends and has become a byword for its sophisticated wallpapers and highly pigmented paint.Following on from the best-selling Farrow & Ball Living with Colour, this exciting book features a diverse range of fabulous homes. Whether a converted factory in Paris, the attic of an Amsterdam canal house, or a family home in Southern Germany, these interiors are full of fresh ideas and clever ways to use paint and wallpaper. The book is divided into three main chapters: Classical, Country, and Contemporary. Under these headings, 18 locations are presented as case studies. In addition, spread throughout are ten informative Decorating Principles, each one discussing a different decorating concept and enabling the reader to put it into practice in their own home. At the end of the book there is a glossary of Farrow & Ball’s popular neutral palettes and information on choosing the right paint for the right place. Practical, intriguing, and often surprising, this is a book certain to inspire creativity in all home decorators.
Sheds (3rd Edition)
Sheds helps the do-it-yourself builder think through all the issues involved in designing and building a shed: intended use, size, cost, placement, degree of construction difficulty, and much more. Following a chapter on construction basics, the authors preview each step of building a beautiful and useful shed -- from foundation to cupola, and everything in between. Packed with detailed illustrations, plans and commonsense advice, this new edition of the classic book on building a shed is like having a professional carpenter beside you, making the project easy to control and successful.
Creative Living: Bohemian Interiors Around the World
Creative Living sidesteps the world of carefully constructed interior design images, instead diving into the liberated and nonconformist atmosphere of offbeat beauty and artistic delights. The homes of more than 20 international style icons and tastemakers are profiled across Italy, France, America, and Australia—from the studio and archives of Barnaba Fornasetti and the New Orleans home of Anthropologie artist and designer Rebecca Rebouche to the home of Bella Meyer, Marc Chagall’s granddaughter and one of New York City’s most popular floral designers. Lea is an incredible storyteller with a deep understanding of the creative spirit. Tracing the journey from unusual childhoods to bohemian, often unorthodox, adult worlds, each profile reveals the twists of fate that have allowed each person to realize their full creative potential in the spaces they live and work in.
Green Enough: Eat Better, Live Cleaner, Be Happier (All Without Driving Your Family Crazy!)
A real, no-holds-barred take on making smart, healthy choices for you and your family.In Green Enough, Mamavation blogger Leah Segedie uncovers the truth behind the food and household products that are misleadingly labeled "all-natural" and healthy but are actually filled with chemicals and toxins. From furniture to packaged food, Leah guides you through detoxifying your home, diet, and lifestyle, showing you how to make the best choices possible. She exposes the brands and products that contain toxic and hormone-disrupting ingredients and gives guidelines on choosing safer products and organic produce that are free from toxic and persistent pesticides. She instructs you on making the move to meat, dairy, and eggs that are free of antibiotics, GMOs, growth hormones, and dangerous pathogens. She explains at what phases of childhood children are the most vulnerable and need more protection. And she includes delicious and kid-approved recipes to help you detoxify your cooking routine. It’s not about being perfect or 100% clean—none of us are—it’s about being green enough.
Open Concept Apartments
The ultimate resource for modern apartment design and renovation, featuring hundreds of creative ideas from around the world, curated by the author of Open Concept Houses and the 150 Best design series.With the explosion in popularity of urban living, more people are trading houses for high-rises. But these sophisticated urbanites don’t want to sacrifice the expansive feel that a house affords. The answer is open concept apartments. By eliminating doorways and walls, open concept design blends separate areas for cooking, eating, and entertaining into one breezy, bright, large, unconstructed space. Special touches—from furniture to lighting to accessories—can be used to subtly define each area, creating a sense of expansiveness and intimacy.Open Concept Apartments brings together a number of examples from all over the world—from New York to Sydney, Chicago to Rio de Janeiro, Santa Monica to Tel Aviv—that magnificently illustrate this popular design trend. Showcasing the vision and brilliance of distinguished international architects and designers, each of these apartments—including both original constructions and renovations—have been created using practical and functional solutions that suit the needs and tastes of their individual clients.Packed with more than five-hundred pages filled with gorgeous and inspiring before-and-after color photographs, as well as handy floor plans, Open Concept Apartments is an essential resource for architects and interior designers and an inspirational guide for every apartment dweller.
#shelfie: How to Style and Display your Collections
Use your shelves to display your collections and create ever-evolving works of art with Geraldine James's inspirational ideas.Whether you want to group a collection of colorful vases against a dark wall, use picture rails to line up a selection of prints, or organize treasured finds from the natural world, any shelf can be a stage for artful arrangements with this innovative guide. You can find a home for all your prized possessions, and the best thing about shelves is that you can change a display whenever the mood takes you. Chapter by chapter, discover ideas for how to arrange virtually anything and begin a journey into color, textures, and themes to create elegant focal points that give a home character and charm.
Duct Tape Engineer: The Book of Big, Bigger, and Epic Duct Tape Projects
Roll up your sleeves, de-clutter the workbench, and stake out a space in the garage. You're going to need it - or perhaps the whole backyard - when you become a duct tape engineer. The fourteen projects in this book range in size from backpacks to kayaks. We'll show you how to make a geodesic dome, sturdy toolbox, catapult, queen-sized bed frame, and all the rest of the bedroom furniture in case you can't stop taping once you get started.
Simply Spaced: Clear the Clutter and Style Your Life
Simply Spaced is your step-by-step guide for clearing clutter and styling a beautiful home that aligns with your passion and purpose. Broken into projects by room, across a “year of clear,” the 3-step method dispels the myth that you can’t learn to be organized.Simply Spaced teaches you to think like a professional organizer. Learn to simplify like a pro by implementing the fail-safe method to declutter any space, keeping only what you love, need, and use. Streamline your home and take back control by optimizing space with strategic storage. And finally, style your home to inspire creativity and connection. Monica Leed, CEO and owner of Simply Spaced, will reshape how you think about your home and belongings. Her practical tips make getting organized desirable, achievable, and sustainable. She’s made this all possible through a belief that simplicity and order create the mental and physical space we all need to thrive. Complete with checklists and tear-out worksheets, Monica shares her best advice on how to create a home that “rises up to meet you.” Each chapter includes:• 5 clutter culprits• 5 pro tips to combat clutter• 15 things to let go of now• Style tips for every roomFrom kitchens and closets to kids’ spaces and storage, Monica will inspire you to conquer one room at a time, overcoming overwhelm and organizing it all.
Sasha in Good Taste: Recipes for Bites, Feasts, Sips & Celebrations
Welcome to the party!Sasha Pieterse has had a passion for food and entertaining practically from birth. In Sasha in Good Taste, she shares her flair for the festive with a collection of her favorite recipes, décor ideas, and tips and tricks for throwing the ultimate party for any occasion. Covering every aspect of party planning, from budgeting to creating a menu to fun DIY projects to help set the mood, Sasha in Good Taste includes:SAVORY RECIPES: Burrata Meatballs, Stuffed Jalapeños, Whipped Ricotta Cheese Toast, yum . . .SWEET BITES: Whiskey Cupcakes, Adult Cookies and Milk, Churro Bowls, oh my!CURATED COCKTAILS: With "polite," "sassy," and nonalcoholic optionsPARTY IDEAS: From Cigar Bars to Paint Parties to Friendsgiving, and much moreInside you’ll find everything you need to throw the party of your dreams.
Organization Hacks: Over 350 Simple Solutions to Organize Your Home in No Time!
Fix your cluttered cabinets, overflowing drawers, and messy living areas with these tips, tricks, and project ideas from Carrie Higgins, the organization expert of the Making Lemonade blog.Carrie Higgins has made it her mission to share fresh ideas for the home on her blog Making Lemonade. In this guide she has collected her best quick fixes, innovative hacks, and DIY solutions to keep your home looking beautiful, such as:- Using a ladder and a collection of S-hooks for additional pots and pans storage- Attaching a binder clip to your nightstand for your phone charger so the end never falls under the bed again- Using daylight saving time as a reminder to check the expiration date on the medications in your cabinet.And some of her more in-depth projects include:- DIY magnetic spice jars to keep spices on your fridge and near at hand- Easy-attach baskets for storing bath toys for the little ones- A foolproof travel packing grid for quick and easy getawaysWith Organization Hacks, you can get your house in order and turn your home from a hoarding nightmare into a clutter-free paradise!
Bathroom Ideas You Can Use (Updated Edtion)
Bathroom Ideas You Can Use is jam-packed with the latest and best ideas for bringing style, comfort, and function to the hardest-working room in your house. Featuring hundreds of inspirational photos and a wealth of practical information, this book covers fixtures, organization, lighting, unique furnishings, luxury upgrades, and much more. You'll find tips for picking the right equipment and material for your space, plus tricks and techniques for keeping it in top condition. It's a beautiful, indispensable design resource, whether you are planning a full remodel or just replacing a single fixture.
Christmas At Home (Country Living)
Make your Christmas spectacular! Inside you'll find 200 fresh ideas for decorating, tree-trimming, as well as crafting unique and thoughtful gifts. Plus the dozens of recipes will help you celebrate deliciously. It will be a holiday to remember!
The PVC Pipe Book: Projects for the Home, Garden, and Homestead
Put that spare PVC pipe to work with more than 50 inventive, step-by-step projects that yield tough and durable storage, furniture, gardening, toys, and much more, with The PVC Pipe Book.With a few simple fittings, common home-improvement-store PVC pipe can be treated much like building blocks. Learn to engineer it in new ways for DIY projects that prove useful indoors and outside.Whether you're a homeowner, gardener, homesteader, prepper, or just a parent looking for some new toy ideas, the projects in The PVC Pipe Book give you plenty of options. Step-by-step instructions, parts lists, and photographs of completed projects make sure you will have fun and love the results of your work.Projects range from simple creations like chicken feeders and waterers, to much more complex builds like a rolling workshop table.Other projects include:• Practical creations include a step-stool, toy bin, safety gate, and gardening caddy• Fun, fanciful ideas include a rocket launcher, water table, even soccer goals• Homestead projects include a pet washer, chicken feeder, birdhouse, and hanging herb gardenFor anyone who needs some insight and a few tips on working with PVC, Peterson covers all the basics, as well as finishing techniques.
Ellen DeGeneres has bought and renovated nearly a dozen homes over the last twenty-five years, and describes her real-estate and decorating adventures as "an education." She has long cared deeply about design: "I think I wanted to be an interior designer when I was thirteen."This deluxe edition of Home is printed on extremely high quality paper, printed on a sheet-fed press, and bound in a real cloth covered case with a tipped in photo of Ellen DeGeneres' living room featuring her Picasso.In Home, DeGeneres will, for the first time, share her passion for home design and style. She believes, "You don't have to have money to have good taste," and she is eager to share what she has learned over the years. DeGeneres offers a personal look at every room in each of her homes. Included are seven of her homes past and present, from the famous "Brody House" up to her current homes, and she offers tips and advice on what each house taught her. An added bonus is a look at the homes of her friends and collaborators-some of the finest designers in the country. They share their advice on home design, furnishings, as well as a glimpse at their awe-inspiring rooms.Full of beautiful photographs, this book is a treasure trove of amazing California architecture, unique home furnishings, breathtaking art, and hundreds of ideas on putting together the home you've always dreamed of.
Farrow & Ball: Decorating with Colour
Shaw, Ros Byam
Discusses how to create a colorful decorative scheme using Farrow & Ball paints and wallpapers, and provides examples of finished interiors from a wide range of homes.
Farrow & Ball Living with Colour
Shaw, Ros Byam
Iconic brand Farrow & Ball began in the 1940s as a small firm based in Dorset specializing in paints made in the traditional way from traditional ingredients.Despite its success, Farrow & Ball has stayed true to its origins. It is the quality of the paint, with its exceptional depth and subtlety of color, that has made the company famous worldwide. Farrow & Ball paints look as good on the walls of a slick apartment as they do in a period drawing room and are as perfect for a cottage as in a castle. Divided into chapters according to style, including Classical, City, Modern Country, Cottage and Country House, the first part of the book shows Farrow & Ball paints and wallpapers in a variety of beautiful interiors. Part Two is devoted to color. From All White and In Neutral to Softly, Softly, and Bright and Beautiful, each chapter explores a particular palette and shows how color can be used to create atmosphere and character. Inspiring, instructive, and celebratory, this book brings out the painter and decorator in us all.
Building with Secondhand Stuff (Second Edition)
From Craig's List, your basement, and estate sales, you can salvage what you need to upcycle all kinds of cool things. You can build tables, install vintage hardwood floors and salvaged windows, mason reclaimed stone walls, and do much more using free or very inexpensive, high-quality, reconditioned materials.You'll encounter opportunities to upcycle usable building materials everywhere. By using Building with Secondhand Stuff, 2nd edition, good judgment, and a few salvage tricks, you can take advantage of these chances to gather free (or nearly free) project supplies and put them to work in your house.This second edition of the best-selling book includes new projects such as a pallet chair, pallet table, chalkboard message door, door-backed island, and a reclaimed window greenhouse.
The Book of Home How-To (Black+Decker)
Cool Springs Press
BLACK+DECKER™ The Book of Home How-To Complete Photo Guide to Outdoor Building is jam-packed with popular projects for better backyard living. From building an attached wood deck or a patio to designing and creating a shed or pergola, you'll see exactly how to get the job done in this illustrated guidebook.Complete plans, including technical illustrations and even cutting and shopping lists, will lead you through the building process, punctuated by clear step-by-step photographs and how-to descriptions.If you value entertaining, recreating, or growing vegetables and flowers in your own yard, you will find everything you need to create the structures and hardscaping that support your interests. The projects are all selected based on more than 30 years of publishing BLACK+DECKER™ books for the home DIYer. The most requested and most frequently chosen backyard projects are all included. Among them are:• Attached wood deck• Patios of multiple types• Greenhouses• Sheds• Raised planting beds• Pergolas and trellises• Garden walls• And more!If you are ready to up your backyard game, Outdoor Building is just the spark you need to get started.
Welcome houseplants into your space and use them to make beautiful home decor projects that showcase your plants and your creativity.It's time to change the way we think about houseplants. For too long we have overlooked potted plants and failed to appreciate the many benefits they can bring into our homes: improved air quality, natural decor, brilliant colors, and a greener lifestyle, just to name a few.Living Decor is a manual to introducing the life, beauty, and health benefits of plants into your home in creative ways. Maria Colletti (Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass) brings fun to creating your own arrangements with moss, succulents, air plants, and other favorite indoor greenery. Also find simple guidance for taking care of your plants and DIY tips.This guide to houseplants takes you through modern trends in filling your space with plants, such as display with macramé, concrete planters, new plant stands for popular botanicals like Fiddle Leaf Figs and Monstera, and also shows what a beautiful, unique, and even artistic experience living with plants can be. Step-by-step projects include:• Chandelier-style planters• Moss jar gardens and photo frames• Terrariums• Succulent centerpieces• And more!Beyond the individual projects, you'll find endless ideas for botanical styling from the author, as well as a large network of shopkeepers and interior designers who bring you into their homes to see remarkable interior design that celebrates everything green.
DIY Wood Pallet Projects: 35 Rustic Modern Upcycling Ideas to Personalize Your Space
Turn simple shipping pallets into stunning crafts for your home!With DIY Wood Pallet Projects, you can finally personalize your space without having to spend a fortune on getting that perfect rustic chic look. Featuring 35 creative upcycling ideas, you'll transform old wood pallets into beautiful projects that will help fill your home and yard with style and personality. If you've never picked up a power tool, don't worry. The easy, step-by-step instructions guide you through the entire woodworking process as you recreate all of your favorite designs. Inside, you'll find one-of-a-kind creations like:• Rustic wood clock• Herringbone coffee table• Planter box with mitered corners• Cut-out silhouette art• Pallet slat–backed bookcaseComplete with stunning photographs and plenty of inspiration, each of the designs in DIY Wood Pallet Projects will be the perfect addition to your home.
Style & Simplicity
Watson, Ted Kennedy
Ted Kennedy Watson - acclaimed retailer, blogger, and stylist of the beautiful and unusual - has a passion for the art of display and an understanding of how distinctive touches make a space inviting. Here, in a lush, lavish, A-to-Z guide, he presents dozens of insider secrets and ideas that will empower you to create a serene, harmonious home that delights the five senses.
Open House: A Life in Thirty-Two Moves
Moving house has never flustered author Jane Christmas. She loves houses: viewing them, negotiating their price, dreaming up interior plans, hiring tradespeople to do the work and overseeing renovations. She loves houses so much that she’s moved thirty-two times.There are good reasons for her latest house move, but after viewing sixty homes, Jane and her husband succumb to the emotional fatigue of an overheated English housing market and buy a wreck in the town of Bristol that is overpriced, will require more money to renovate than they have and that neither of them particularly like.As Jane’s nightmare renovation begins, her mind returns to the Canadian homes where she grew up with parents who moved and renovated constantly around the Toronto area. Suddenly, the protective seal is blown off Jane’s memory of a strict and peripatetic childhood and its ancillary damage—lost friends, divorces, suicide attempts—and the past threatens to shake the foundations of her marriage. This latest renovation dredges a deeper current of memory, causing Jane to question whether in renovating a house she is in fact attempting to renovate her past.With humour and irreverence, Open House reveals that what we think we gain by constantly moving house actually obscures the precious and vital parts of our lives that we leave behind.This is a memoir that will appeal to anyone whose pulse quickens at the mere mention of real estate.
For many, the idea of prefab housing may bring to mind trailers and other less desirable images of home life. But this idea couldn't be more wrong! Rather, the newest trends in prefab have emerged as a great way for a design- (and cost-) conscious generation to achieve the dream of home ownership. Today, prefab houses are manufactured to the highest standards of construction and aesthetics. And with the internet, these houses can be ordered from all over the world--affording people everywhere the opportunity to acquire an affordable home of distinction. Prefab Modern explores the best prefabricated houses on the market today, from all over the world along with a resource directory on how you can purchase them. Included are case studies from all over the US and around the world, from top architects and designers. Prefab is the inevitable next step to "cool" housing as the market looks for reasonably priced housing for first and second homes. Prefab Houses Designsource is the perfect guide to this undeniable and fascinating trend.
The Complete Guide to Bathrooms (Black + Decker, Updated 4th Edition)
Cool Springs Press
Create your own state-of-the-art bathroom. This book features clear photos and step-by-step instructions for the most popular bathroom updates.
Be Bold: Interiors for the Brave of Heart
Fly the flag for maximalism—bring playful patterns, bold prints and vivid colors into your home with Emily Henson’s new book Be Bold.Interiors trends for 2018 include strong, saturated color and rich jewel tones. According to Pinterest, statement ceilings are in vogue and statement art is the next big thing, while trend forecasters predict that dramatic textures such as velvet and concrete are making a comeback. In Be Bold, Emily embraces this individual, free-spirited look and shows how to translate it to any home.In the first section, ‘Decorate like no-one’s watching’, chapters such as ‘More is More, ‘Pattern Riot’, and ‘Paint it Bold’, are brimming with inspiration plus easy ideas to recreate in your own home. In the second half, 'Trailblazers', discover homes with adventurous, spirited styling that will inspire you to decorate with confidence. These are interiors for those who love colour, pattern and adventure.
Ditch the City and Go Country: How to Master the Art of Rural Life From a Former City Dweller
Though moving to the country takes determination, every ex-urbanite says it was the best decision they ever made. The same rings true for Alissa Hessler, who relocated from Seattle to rural Maine years ago and has never looked back. In this book she uses her wit, charm and experience to help you chart a path to successful country living.Ditch the City and Go Country covers the ins and outs of how to find a home, how to keep your current job remotely or where to look for a new one, how to own livestock and prepare for disasters, how to make a smooth transition and become a part of your new community and how to embrace the seasons. With this must-have guide, you’ll be able to stop daydreaming and finally live the life you’ve always wanted in the country.
The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America
On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata, Missouri, assemble two bikes, and pedal off into the night, bound for a homestead they've purchased, sight unseen. Meanwhile, a horticulturist, heir to the Great Migration that brought masses of African Americans to Detroit, and her husband, a product of the white flight from it, have turned to urban farming to revitalize the blighted city they both love. And near Missoula, Montana, a couple who have been at the forefront of organic farming for decades navigate what it means to live and raise a family ethically. A work of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history and sparked by a personal quest, The Unsettlers traces the search for the simple life through the stories of these new pioneers and what inspired each of them to look for - or create - a better existence. Captivating and clear-eyed, it dares us to imagine what a sustainable, ethical, authentic future might actually look like.
The Complete Guide to Outdoor Carpentry (Updated 3rd Edition, Black + Decker)
Cool Springs Press
In this updated third edition of the best-selling BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to Outdoor Carpentry you will find a wealth of popular building projects that are fun and easy to build. The wood projects are shown in full detail with color how-to photos, step-by-step instructions, and exploded-view building diagrams, along with cutting lists and shopping lists. Carpenters of just about every skill level love to build outdoor projects. A picnic table has a different set of expectations than a dining table, which makes us more comfortable building it ourselves. Dimensional lumber, simple joinery, sturdy, satisfying results...these are just a few of the qualities we love about outdoor furniture.Inside are complete plans for creating your own:• Adirondack chairs• patio tables• garden benches• cooking and entertaining accessories• a handsome four-post pergola• and more!Build your carpentry skills while beautifying your outdoor space and making it more usable with this comprehensive guide.
Design*Sponge at Home
Design*Sponge fans have been yearning for the ultimate design manual from their guru, Grace, and she has finally delivered with this definitive guide, which includes: Home tours of 70 real-life interiors featuring artists and designers. Fifty DIY projects, with detailed instructions for personalizing your space. Step-by-step tutorials on everything from stripping and painting furniture to hanging wallpaper and doing your own upholstery. Fifty Before & After makeovers submitted by readers of Design*Sponge - real people with limited time and realistic budgets. Essential tips on modern flower arranging, with 20 arrangements. With over 700 color photos and illustrations and projects that are customizable, relatable, and affordable, this is the democratizing design book everyone has been waiting for.
Better Than New: Lessons I've Learned From Saving Old Homes (and How They Saved Me)
Nicole Curtis is the tough, soulful, charismatic dynamo who for the past twenty years has worked tirelessly to restore historical houses, often revitalizing neighborhoods in the process. And also, in the process, drawing millions of fans to her television show, Rehab Addict, where they follow each step of the hard work and singular vision that transform the seemingly lost cause of a run-down building into a beautifully restored home. But there is so much more to this self-taught expert and working mom. With her signature irresistible honesty and energy, Curtis writes about a project that every reader will find compelling: how she rehabbed herself. Better Than New reveals what’s not seen on TV - Curtis’s personal battles and her personal triumphs, her complicated relationships, her life as a single mother, the story of how she got started remodeling houses, and the consuming ins and outs of producing a mega hit television show while keeping up with two kids, two rescue dogs, and countless tasks on her home renovation punch lists. Followers of the show will get an inside look at some of her most famous restorations, including the Dollar house, the Minnehaha house, the Campbell Street project, and the Ransom Gillis mansion.Part inspirational memoir and part self-help guide, Better Than New is a journey in eight chapters - each pinned to the story of a house that Curtis has remodeled, each delivering a hard-fought lesson about life - that takes readers to the place we all want to be: home.
Shabby chick, with its muted pastels, slightly wilted roses, chipped paint and pure whites, is the perfect blend of wistful, old fashioned aesthetic appeal and modern practicality. With stunning photos and informative text by shabby chic pioneer Ashwell, Shabby Chic offers easy-to-follow instructions on how to create this romantic, inviting look. 150 color photos.
How does the consummate host throw a sophisticated soiree that makes guests feel welcome? Whether it's a lavish party for a dozen or an intimate tete-a-tete, you'll find tasteful ideas for choosing an eye-catching centerpiece, offering just the right appetizers and cocktails, setting an air of joie de vivre, achieving that elusive "X Factor," and more to create perfect events filled with special touches.
A House in Fez: Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco
The Medina -- the Old City -- of Fez is the best-preserved, medieval walled city in the world. Inside this vibrant Moroccan community, internet cafes and mobile phones coexist with a maze of donkey-trod alleyways, thousand-year-old sewer systems, and Arab-style houses, gorgeous with intricate, if often shabby, mosaic work. While vacationing in Morocco, Suzanna Clarke and her husband, Sandy, are inspired to buy a dilapidated, centuries-old riad in Fez with the aim of restoring it to its original splendor, using only traditional craftsmen and handmade materials. So begins a remarkable adventure that is bewildering, at times hilarious, and ultimately immensely rewarding. A House in Fez chronicles their meticulous restoration, but it is also a journey into Moroccan customs and lore and a window into the lives of its people as friendships blossom. When the riad is finally returned to its former glory, Suzanna finds she has not just restored an old house, but also her soul.
Cleaning Hacks: Your All-Natural, Go-To Solution for Spots, Stains, Scum, and More!
Clean everything in your home from your clothes and sheets to your shower curtain, vents - even the inside of your washing machine - with these simple short-cuts using all-natural cleaning products.Did you know you should be cleaning your sponge on a weekly basis by putting it in the microwave for just 90 seconds? Or that you could use a rubber glove to clean up pet hair instead of a lint brush? Or that wax paper can be used to make your faucets and sink fixtures shine instead of a chemical polish?Avoid long lists of mysterious chemicals and skip buying multiple cleaning products and get back to basics and use simple, all-natural solutions that are safe, inexpensive, and effective. Take control of your cleaning to-do list with these easy, natural cleaning methods. With this book, you’ll learn to:• Use vinegar to clean out a washing machine that’s starting to smell• Mix lemon juice and salt to really clean out the cracks in your cutting board where food can get stuck• Rub chalk onto a greasy stain to help absorb extra oils before washing• And much more!Organized by cleaning project, you’ll be able to find the perfect easy solution for all your cleaning jobs, however large or small, with this handy guide!
Home Hacks: Clever DIY Tips and Tricks for Fixing, Organizing, Decorating, and Managing Your Household
In this book you'll find hundreds of tips and tricks to make household chores a breeze while keeping the costs of home maintenance to a minimum. Discover simple ways to organize every room in your house, kitchen hacks to get healthy meals on the table fast, ingenious ideas for keeping your home and family safe, and the quickest ways to make minor household repairs.
Clean House, Clean Planet
How many times have you said you're killing yourself trying to keep your house clean? You might have been joking, but you're closer to the truth than you think if you're using expensive commercial cleansers. Karen Logan, an environmentalist with years of experience developing and selling her own line of eco-friendly cleaning products, reveals the secret of using simple, ordinary ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, soap, lemon juice, and salt to make safe, inexpensive cleaners.
Prints Charming: Create Absolutely Beautiful Interiors with Prints & Patterns
Layers of pattern bring serious style to any interior—and the pages of every shelter magazine currently feature this well-loved look. This bright, lively interior design book is like no other: it shows readers how to choose and use pattern (whether on upholstered furniture, walls, and floors, or in curtains, rugs, and accessories) to create gorgeous room designs. It also teaches readers how to layer pattern for fresh, exciting, personalized spaces. The book is delightfully illustrated with inspiring images of design elements and finished rooms—and each chapter is packed with lively DIY projects, plus Dos and Don’ts, Try This, and more.
Wood Floors: Hardwood, Laminate, Bamboo, WoodTile, and More (Black & Decker)
Cool Springs Press
Solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate floors can enhance the beauty of any room in a home. Wood creates visual warmth, is available in a wide variety of colors and grain patterns, and is durable enough to last a half century or more when installed and maintained properly.While home interior trends change, and some of the flooring options may come and go with them, but the popularity of wood flooring does not wane. And now, with BLACK+DECKER Wood Floors, DIYers with moderate tool skills can tackle a wood-flooring project and enjoy the cost savings that go along with their successful efforts.This intuitive guide covers all phases of basic wood, engineered wood, and laminate flooring installation--from preliminary surveys of flooring choices, tools, and prep work through finishing and reinstalling trim. Of course, not all wood-flooring situations require removal and replacement. Amateur home remodelers will appreciate a chapter devoted to repairing and restoring existing wood flooring. It includes essentially any wood-based flooring product that is manufactured from processed, reconstituted materials, usually with a laminated structure and real wood or photo-replicated pattern beneath a wear layer. It generally refers to products like Pergo, which are well represented in Black & Decker Wood Floors. The projects on pages 74-89 (bamboo strip, floating laminate) would fall into this category, as well as some of the projects in the following chapter (parquet tile, decorative medallion).
150 Best Eco House Ideas
Featuring an extensive collection of full-color photographs, 150 Best Eco House Ideas features eco-friendly house designs created by internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and tastes of their clients. Included here are the latest innovations in sustainable home design, including solar paneling, wind energy systems, environmentally-friendly heating and cooling solutions, thermal glazing, and trombe walls. 150 Best Eco House Ideas covering the diversity of current trends in sustainable home design, and is both the perfect resource for designers, interior decorators, and architects, as well an inspirational sourcebook for all homeowners interested in creating warm and inviting homes that cause only a fraction of the environmental impact of those created using conventional building methods.
Quick and Easy Paint Transformations: 50 Step-by-step Ways to Makeover Your Home for Next to Nothing
With this book in one hand and a brush in the other, you can learn how to create different finishes and effects with paint to change everyday rooms and furnishings into something special, all for the price of a pot of paint. The first section of the book tells you everything you need to know before you start - how to prepare surfaces properly, choose the right paint for the right place, use the best tools and select a color scheme that will work with the room in question. Then, the 50 different techniques are divided into nine sections: color washing; distressing and aging; fabric effects; wood effects; stone effects; metallic effects; stenciling and printing; stripes, checks, and spots; and, varnishing and glazing. There are step-by-step photos showing how to achieve the finished look, backed up by inspirational photos showing the effect used on walls and doors, furniture and floors. Learn how to bring old second-hand furniture bang up to date, or how to give modern pieces a softly aged appearance, as well as ways to treat and transform floorboards, doors and plastered walls, all with the aid of a pot of paint and a brush. Whatever the style of your interiors, "Quick and Easy Paint Transformations" will show you the best way to make over your home.
Flipping Houses (The Everything Guide to)
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 property, avoid rookie mistakes, and build a profitable, successful business. In The Everything Guide to Flipping Houses, successful house flipper Melanie Williamson walks you through the opportunities, the risks, the work involved, and the potential for real profits in flipping real estate. She teaches you to:• Assess properties, work with contractors, and manage renovations• Handle legal and tax regulations• Flip multiple houses at one time• Use green renovation options to keep costs low• Select the right banks, investors, and real estate agents• Choose marketing strategies that guarantee salesInside you'll find detailed information for every milestone, from purchase to planning renovations to making the sale and managing profits. It's a competitive market out there, but with this guide in hand, you'll have everything you need to successfully flip any residential property--and reap the lucrative rewards.
Deck Ideas You Can Use (Updated Edition)
There was a time when the typical backyard deck was little more than a glorified wood pallet with a railing and steps. Functionally, there is nothing wrong with that. But in recent years a combination of forces has expanded the world of decks in ways that inspire the imagination, delight the eyes, and greatly reduce deck maintenance needs. If your current deck looks like it's better suited for packing major appliances than hosting an elegant soiree, you are in for a pleasant surprise. Inside Deck Ideas You Can Use, you'll find hundreds of cutting-edge photos and concise but detailed explanations that put a face on the modern deck and give insight to many amazing new possibilities.• New low-maintenance materials that look like the real thing.• Small-space decks.• Innovative solar and LED lighting.• Improved access.• Amazing, over-the-top decks.• Elegant solutions.
Tracery: The Art of Southern Design
Schnell, Paige Sumblin
Tracery was founded by Paige Sumblin Schnell in 2004 on two principles: that all aspects of design are interconnected, and that the visions and needs of the client are paramount. Featuring 19 homes from across the country, Tracery explores Schnell’s signature style and her talent for creating timeless and evocative interiors. Divided into five categories that define Schnell’s portfolio - Enduring Style, Spirit of Place, Crafted with Care, Along the Waterfront, and In Harmony - Tracery lavishly illustrates the welcoming aesthetic of her interiors that also reflect the taste and style of her clients. In addition to the beautiful spaces and gorgeous photography, Tracery offers inspiration for your own style and will appeal to anyone interested in design and the art of living well.
The Ultimate Tool Book: Every Tool You Need to Own
This tool . . . or that? Learn how to choose the right one for tackling any home project and completing it quickly, correctly, and efficiently. The editors of Popular Mechanics share their expertise, explaining which tools deserve a prominent spot in your shop and how to keep them in tip-top shape. Divided by type, this must-have guide covers multipurpose and single-purpose tools that cut, tighten, measure, and mark. You’ll also find tried-and-true suggestions, helpful notes, and simple hacks to make any job easier.
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