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Home Improvement 1-2-3
Home Depot Staff (Editor)
0696213273
March 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The first edition of Home Improvement 1-2-3 quickly became a workbench classic. The new edition—with 340 projects, 3,500 color photographs, and more than 100 illustrations, charts, and graphs—offers up-to-the-minute solutions for homeowners tackling home repair, maintenance, and improvement. Chapters cover painting, wallpaper, plumbing, electrical system, walls and ceilings, flooring, doors, windows, cabinets, shelves, countertops, insulation, weatherproofing, exterior maintenance, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. Clear, concise instructions accompanied by detailed how-to photographs ensure your success no matter what your skill level. Every project offers tips, shortcuts and advice on buying and using tools and materials, working safely, avoiding common mistakes, saving time and money, and...


Chix Can Fix
Norma Vally
014200507X
May 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The Discovery Channel’s Tool-Belt Diva urges women everywhere to drop the honey-do list and "Honey, do it yourself!" With more than 250,000 women enrolled in Home Depot’s Do-It-Herself workshops in the last two years, women are definitely taking the lead in America’s home improvement game. Now that women are making more of the home improvement decisions than ever before, it’s only natural that they would look to one of the most recognized home improvement experts on television— Norma Vally, the Tool-Belt Diva. But Chix Can Fix offers much more than just construction tips; it inspires women to take on home repairs—from wiring a light fixture to repairing drywall to fixing that leaky faucet for good—with confidence and gusto. A comprehensive resource to common home...


How to Plan, Subcontract and Build Your Dream House: Everything You Need to Know to Avoid the Pitfalls
Warren V. Jaeger
0964782405
January 1, 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
If You're Thinking About Building A Home, whether you want to be your own General Contractor, and SAVE up to 50,000 Dollars or more, or you want to hire a builder, there are many things that you absolutely must know to avoid costly errors and mistakes. "HOW TO PLAN, SUBCONTRACT AND BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE" has been written by Warren V. Jaeger, a Master Designer-Builder, with more than 45 years experience. Thirty four chapters, more than 130,000 words, and dozens of diagrams take you step by step through the entire building process with practical advice and real life examples. Learn what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, and how to get it done! But, before you even think about construction, PART ONE guides you through: lot evaluation, drainage, sloping sites, public water and sewer connections, well...


Popular Mechanics Complete Home How-To
Albert Jackson
1588163024
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Discover home how-to advice from the magazine millions of do-it-yourselfers rely on—Popular Mechanics! This number-one bestseller has guided more than 200,000 readers worldwide with the best advice in home repairs and maintenance. Every step involved in a home improvement or renovation is covered, making it possible for you to complete the work yourself or stay informed if you hire a professional. Detailed, straightforward instructions for projects inside and outside the house are supplemented with a wealth of photographs, exploded diagrams, and drawings—all in full color. You’ll learn how to: - Lay floor tiles and carpet - Convert two rooms into one - Install windows - Repair overhead garage doors - Protect your family against burglars - Build fences and choose gates - Connect a dishwasher -...


Do-It-Yourself
Collins et al
0754805662
Nov 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is a practical, comprehensive reference book on home improvement that covers all the basics, in detail, for the do-it-yourself self-starter.


The Owner-Builder Book: How You Can Save More than 100,000 in the Construction of Your Custom Home, Third Edition
Mark A. Smith, Elaine M. Smith
0966142888
September 24, 2002
Paperback
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Women's Day Home Remodeling
"... the Smiths' advice covers everything about building a home ... the book is an awesome resource guide"

The Pocket Change Investor
"It's incredibly detailed, with valuable lists, charts, ideas and questionnaires, yet is easy reading ... this is must reading."

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New Fix-It-Yourself Manual: How to Repair, Clean, and Maintain Anything and Everything in and Around Your Home
Reader's Digest
0895778718
October 4, 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
The indispensable bible for keeping a home in tip-top shape, it is the time- and money-saver every homeowner needs. It functions as a repair manual, an evaluation guide, a compendium of household hints, an emergency reference, and a homeowner's encyclopedia. Over 3,000 illustrations.


Do It Yourself
Carolyn Goldstein
1568981279
Apr 1998
Paperback
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LA Times
"In her sprightly little book, 'Do It Yourself: Home Improvement In 20th-Century America, exhibition curator Carolyn M. Goldstein keeps tabs on the human side of home-renovation history, as well as the evolution of products and shifting notions of taste. Beginning with the wistful glorification of manual skill by early 20th century urbanites and the growing ranks of hobbyists idled by the Great Depression, the book ends with a look at the 'This Old House' generation, nostalgically restoring vintage architecture. Peppered throughout the text are reproductions covers, and cartoons skewering home handymen.'"

Book Description
Do It Yourself investigates the history behind the current do-it- ?yourself craze in home repair and remodeling. The origins of home ?improvement can be traced to...


The Complete Decorating and Home Improvement Book: Ideas and Techniques for Decorating Your Home - a Complete Step-by-Step Guide
Mike Collins
076073643X
January 2003
Hardcover
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Big Book of Home How-To
Better Homes and Gardens (Editor)
0696217287
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Innovative layout appeals to consumers of all skill levels by allowing them to follow step-by-step projects and to check specific techniques.

Thorough step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations guide homeowners easily through small or complex projects.

The largest DIY home-improvement book on the market .

Based on the reader-tested and time-proven Better Homes and Gardens Step-by-Step series.



Building Green : A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods Earth Plaster Straw Bale Cordwood Cob Living Roofs
Clarke Snell, Tim Callahan
1579905323
December 15, 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This large, generously illustrated manual is an excellent primer on owner-designed and site-inspired building. Snell, who wrote the eco-friendly The Good House Book, and Callahan, a more conventional but highly experienced builder and contractor, take readers step-by-step through the creation of a charming little guesthouse, demonstrating a variety of "green" techniques along the way. They start with an introduction to building fundamentals and how alternative materials can provide the necessities of housing: structure, climate-control and separation from as well as connection to the outer world. Next comes a mini-course in design. But the bulk of the book is hands-on: the nuts-and-bolts of siting; foundations; flooring; living (plant-covered) roofs; and cob, cordwood, straw-bale and modified stick frame...


ReadyMade: How to Make [Almost] Everything: A Do-It-Yourself Primer
Kate Francis (Illustrator)
1400081076
December 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A partly serious, partly humorous look at materials we usually discard, the work provides step-by-step instructions on how to transform paper, plastic, metal, wood, concrete and fabric into such unlikely (and undesirable) household items as a chopstick clock or a colander light sconce. Berger and Hawthorne (the editor-in-chief and publisher, respectively, of ReadyMade magazine) also include acknowledged failures, such as the water bottle lounge chair, too fragile and noisy to sit on. Each section begins with a history of the "raw" material, designed to make readers more aware of the environment and the uses of these materials. In addition to proposing new uses for Fed Ex boxes (a CD rack) and plastic detergent containers (an "ultraclean coatrack"), the authors also offer how-to advice, both silly (how to write a...


1001 Do-It-Yourself Hints & Tips : Tricks, Shortcuts, How-Tos, and Other Great Ideas for Inside, Outside, and All Around Your House
Reader's Digest editors
0762100494
April 13, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Now you can work like a pro-and accomplish all your maintenance, repair, and decorating projects more easily, at less cost, and with better results. Takes you through every task you'll ever face as a homeowner, presenting handy hints and savvy shortcuts.


How to Plan, Contract and Build Your Own Home
Richard M. Scutella
0071448853
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The Classic Blueprint for Do-It-Yourself Homebuilders Updated to Reflect the Latest Materials, Techniques, and Options! Covering everything from hiring the right vendors to choosing fixtures, this information-packed guide is a step-by-step roadmap for building a new home or remodeling an existing one. The heavily-revised Fourth Edition focuses on the latest technologies, materials, money-saving options, and environmentallyfriendly methods, allowing homeowners to save money, get more for their money, maximize their usable space, decrease maintenance costs, and choose from an exciting array of new options.

From the Back Cover
Save and get more from your money Pick the perfect site Minimize maintenance cost and effort Maximize indoor and outdoor space

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Organic Housekeeping : In Which the Non-Toxic Avenger Shows You How to Improve Your Health and That of Your Family, While You Save Time, Money, and, Perhaps, Your Sanity
Ellen Sandbeck
0743256204
May 9, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
According to the EPA, "the air in the average American home is between two and ten times more polluted than the air just outside the threshold." Sandbeck, a onetime housecleaner and roofer, explains why a homemaker must avoid toxins and pesticides if the home is to maintain a balanced, healthy ecosystem. The first chapter—touting the benefits of tidying up and getting organized—is tedious, but the book hits its groove in a chapter on "Organic Cleaning." Here, readers learn that all too often the very products we trust to keep our homes clean contain toxins and antimicrobials that kill beneficial organisms. Sandbeck touches on a wide array of housekeeping issues, sometimes almost straying dangerously off-topic. From preventing mold and mildew and controlling garden pests, to computer care and avoiding...


The Savvy Woman's Guide to Owning a Home: How to Care for, Improve and Maintain Your New Home
Kitty Werner
0971035601
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
In a light and humorous way, yet clear and detailed enough to be of real help, the book teaches the basics of home care, safety, and getting into a new community. It covers everything from moving into the new place, to seasonal and yearly "to do" lists, to dealing with a host of repairs. The book is laid out in a sensible way and contains sidebars with lots of helpful hints and fun anecdotes. It's something I could easily see becoming a bible for the new homeowner, female or male, but is especially excellent for women because it avoids the jargon often used when such information is geared toward men. KK Wilder, Producer, "Wild Spirit: The Writing Life"

From the Publisher
Finally, here's the book to fill the void for the first-time home buyer who has never had the...


Organize It! : How To Unclutter Every Nook and Cranny In and Outside Your Home
Mervyn Kaufman
1933231106
March 28, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Clutter and disorganization can make even the nicest home difficult to live in. For readers who find it impossible clean up, Mervyn Kaufmann comes to the rescue with this useful guide. Beginning in the entryway, the book takes readers through the public spaces of a home, showing how to identify problem spots and fix them. Tips show how heavy-traffic areas like the foyer, mud room, and living room can become welcoming, as well as functional. Also covered are the den, media room, breakfast room, and other family-oriented spaces that seem to invite disorder. Workhorse areas like the kitchen, pantry, and laundry room, as well as bedrooms and bathrooms, get a surprisingly fast makeover from messy to manageable. Containing a wealth of organizing and storage ideas, expert advice from professionals, before and after projects,...


Home Improvement All-in-One for Dummies
Gene Hamilton
0764556800
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Put on your grubbies, get out your tools, and get ready to tackle home repairs and improvements with the goof-proof instructions in this guide that combines the best of nine For Dummies home improvement books in one comprehensive volume. Whether you’re an accomplished do-it-yourselfer or a novice, the easy-to-follow instructions, complete with photos and illustrations, will guide you through: Basic home maintenance and improvement projects from the foundation to the roof, including windows, doors, and electrical repairs and replacements Painting and wallpapering Bathroom and kitchen remodeling, including installing cabinets, countertops, fixtures, and appliances Carpentry, woodworking and flooring Plumbing, including unclogging fixtures and fixing leaky faucets

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Low Cost Pole Building Construction : The Complete How-To Book
Ralph Wolfe, Evelyn Loveday (Unknown)
0882661701
January 8, 1975
Paperback
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Book Description
278,000 copies in print.

About the Author
Ralph Wolfe has written Storey's Low-Cost Pole Building Construction with the expert advice of Doug Merrilees and Evelyn Loveday. It has received acclaim from Countryside & Small Stock Journal: "The definitive book on the subject, Low-Cost Pole Building Construction, is cheap enough and sufficiently valuable to belong in every homestead library." Ralph has since passed away.


Building Your Own Home for Dummies (Dummies Series)
Kevin Daum
0764557092
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Keep construction on track with helpful checklists

Turn your dream of a custom home into reality!

Thinking about building your own home? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to plan and build a beautiful home on any budget. From acquiring land to finding the best architect to overseeing the construction, you get lots of savvy tips on managing your new investment wisely — and staying sane during the process!

Discover how to: Find the best homesite Navigate the plan approval process Obtain financing Hire the right contractor Cut design and construction costs Avoid common mistakes

Download Description
How to build a dream house - without breaking the bank Packed with useful information, tips, and...



How to Paint Just about Anything (Betters Homes & Gardens Series)
Manufactured by Better Homes and Gardens
0696226936
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The most useful and unique paint book to ever hit the market, with in-depth information on painting walls, furniture, floors, ceilings, and more.

The only book on the market offering techniques for painting virtually all surfaces—plus strategies for painting structures and items that seem too intimidating to conquer.

Vivid how-to photographs demonstrate the best techniques and provide the inspiration needed to complete any painting project.

This book quickly and clearly shows the reader what products to use to transform any surface.



How to Build Small Barns & Outbuildings
Monte Burch
0882667734
January 7, 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
Building your own barns and outbuildings offers many benefits, perhaps the most obvious being the money you can save. About half the costs of any building project is the labor, and, by doing it yourself, you can construct your building more economically, or even put up a larger building on the same budget.

But another important benefit of building it yourself is the satisfaction that comes from improving your own landscape and surroundings. A well-constructed barn, shed, or outbuilding can be a source of pride for many years -- and will also enhance the value of your property.

In How to Build Small Barns & Outbuildings, Monte Burch takes readers step by step through the fundamentals of general construction -- from planning and laying out a site to do-it-yourself instructions on framing, roofing,...

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