Books in category House & Home – Design & Construction

  • Building Today s Green Home

    Building Today’s Green Home
    Art Smith

    In Building Today's Green Home, you will learn: &break;&break; How to choose the correct location of your building lot and what is the optimum placement of your house to take advantage of solar energy&break; How to design the right-sized …

  • The Complete Idiot s Guide to Solar Power for Your Home 3rd Edition

    The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Solar Power for Your Home, 3rd Edition
    Dan Ramsey, David Hughes

    This third edition helps readers understand the basics of solar (photovoltaic) power and explore whether it makes sense for them, what their options are, and what's involved with installing various on- and off-grid systems.

  • BIG Little House

    BIG Little House
    Donna Kacmar

    While part of a trend to address growing concerns about minimising consumption and lack of affordable housing, the book demonstrates that small dwellings are not always simply the result of budget constraints but constitute a deliberate …

  • Construction Contractors Survival Guide

    Construction Contractors’ Survival Guide
    Thomas C. Schleifer

    The turnover rate for companies in the construction industry is high. This book identifies the ten key elements of contractor failure and shows how to avoid them.

  • The American Family Home 1800 1960

    The American Family Home, 1800-1960
    Clifford Edward Clark

    Traces the development of American homes, looks at Victorian, bungalow, ranch, and Cape Cod style houses, and describes how the family lifestyle has changed

  • Designing Your Dream Home

    Designing Your Dream Home
    Doe Lang, Susan Lang

    You can have the home of your dreams! This comprehensive guide walks you through every decision and addresses all the details that most homeowners don't even know to consider.

  • The Organized Kitchen

    The Organized Kitchen
    Brette Sember

    A guide to organizing the busiest room in the house includes shelf and storage strategies, five-minute kitchen feng shui, key cleaning tools, facts on freezing food, and the best way to stock the pantry, along with a collection of fool …

  • Creating the Not So Big House

    Creating the Not So Big House
    Sarah Susanka, Grey Crawford

    Offers a look at twenty-five examples of small house designs to show readers what they need to know to plan the home that best fits their goals and lifestyles.

  • Creative Country Construction

    Creative Country Construction
    Robert Inwood, Christian Bruyère

    I strongly recommend this book.”—Last Whole Earth Catalog.

  • House and Home

    House and Home
    Thomas Barrie

    House and home are words routinely used to describe where and how one lives. This book challenges predominant definitions and argues that domesticity fundamentally satisfies the human need to create and inhabit a defined place in the world.

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