Built-ins make a house more functional, livable, personal, and comfortable. A smaller kitchen with well-placed built-ins can be more efficient and inviting than a great big kitchen. A bathroom may become instantly more useful and less cramped with the addition of just one or two well-placed built-ins. And built-ins can claim potentially lost space, say the space under a sloped ceiling or the space under the stairs. They can also fill a space that's too big or smooth out irregular corners.
But with all the information that's online, why buy this book? It's not always easy to tell the wheat from the chaff, and then what do you do with it? Built-ins Idea Book gathers lots of good ideas into one place, easy to look through, easy to carry along. It's an all-in-one resource for not only design ideas but on the pros and cons of the many built-in storage options. Richly illustrated with 260 photos, this completely revised bestseller will help readers update, choose, or create the perfect built-ins for their space.
By Gaines, Joanna
In her design book, Homebody: A Guide To Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. This comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and your instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style.
Room by room, Homebody gives you an in-depth look at how these styles are iterated as well as how to blend the genres you're drawn to in order to create spaces that look and feel distinctly yours.
In each chapter are practical takeaways to help problem solve potential pain points in your home. A fold out design guidebook at the back of the book offers a place for you to take notes and sketch out your own design plans as you make your way through the rooms.
The insight shared in Homebody will instill in you the confidence to thoughtfully create spaces that you never want to leave.
The Art of Discarding
By Tatsumi, Nagisa
The book that inspired Marie Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Nagisa Tatsumi's international bestseller offers a practical plan to figure out what to keep and what to discard so you can get - and stay - tidy, once and for all.Practical and inspiring, The Art of Discarding (the book that originally inspired a young Marie Kondo to start cleaning up her closets) offers hands-on advice and easy-to-follow guidelines to help readers learn how to finally let go of stuff that is holding them back--as well as sage advice on acquiring less in the first place. Author Nagisa Tatsumi urges us to reflect on our attitude to possessing things and to have the courage and conviction to get rid of all the stuff we really don't need, offering advice on how to tackle the things that pile up at home and take back control.
By Slatalla, Michelle
Our homes' outdoor spaces can - and should - be as welcoming and carefully considered as our living rooms; when treated as extensions of our homes, these spaces enrich our lives immeasurably. That was the guiding principle when, under the direction of editor in chief Michelle Slatalla (whose New York Times style columns were weekly must-reads for a decade) , the team behind Remodelista.com launched sister site Gardenista.com. Like Remodelista, Gardenista caters to an older, more established audience (75 percent of readers are over the age of 35) and is known for its sophisticated, well-edited aesthetic.
The book contains lushly photographed tours of 12 enviable gardens; planting guides for a variety of climates and color palettes; in-depth case studies on more than a dozen outdoor structures (from yoga studios to chicken coops) ; do-it-yourself projects; easy-to-implement design ideas; "The Gardenista 100," a guide to timeless everyday objects for the outdoors; plus advice from landscape professionals. Equal parts inspiration and expert intel, Gardenista is both a perfect starting point and an all-in-one manual when questions arise.
The Homeowner's Energy Handbook
By Scheckel, Paul
Are you looking for creative ways to lower your energy costs, use renewable energy, generate more of your own power, or become less reliant on the grid? Energy expert Paul Scheckel offers practical advice for taking matters into your own hands. Understand the fundamentals of solar, wind, water, and biofuel energy production as you make your home ready for renewables. Each chapter of Homeowner's Energy Handbook provides a comprehensive discussion of renewable energy sources along with "green guides" for building your own energy-saving -- and energy-producing -- equipment. Step-by-step instructions show you how to build a bicycle-powered generator, a biodiesel processor, a thermosiphon solar hot-water collector, a biogas generator, a smokeless wood-gas camp stove, and more.
Storey Publishing, LLC
Cozy Minimalist Home
By Smith, Myquillyn
More Style, Less Stuff
Cozy Minimalism isn't about going without or achieving a particular new, modern style. Nope. It's simply a mindset that helps you get whatever style YOU LOVE with the fewest possible items.
You want a warm, cozy, inviting home, without using more resources, money, and stuff than needed. Why use more if you don't have to?
In Cozy Minimalist Home, accidental stylist and bestselling author Myquillyn Smith guides you step by step on making purposeful design decisions for your home. You'll have the tools to transform your home starting with what you already have, and using just enough of the right furniture and decor to create a home you're proud of in a way that honors your personal priorities, budget, and style. No more fretting when it comes to decorating your house!
In Cozy Minimalist Home, Myquillyn Smith helps you
Realize your role as the curator of your home who makes smart, style-impacting design choicesFinally know what to focus on, and what not to worry about when it comes to your homeDiscover the real secret to finding your unique style - it has nothing to do with those style quizzesUnderstand how to find a sofa you won't hate tomorrowDeconstruct each room and then re-create it step by step with a fail proof processCreate a pretty home with more style and less stuff - resulting in backwards decluttering!Finish your home and have it looking the way you've always hoped so you can use it the way you've always dreamed
After reading Myquillyn's first book, The Nesting Place, women everywhere were convinced that it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful and they found real contentment in their homes. But how does a content imperfectionist make actual design decisions?
Cozy Minimalist Home is the answer to that question. Written for the hands-on woman who'd rather move her own furniture than hire a designer, this is the guidance she needs to finish every room of her house. With people, priorities and purpose in mind, anyone can create a beautiful home that transcends the trends.
A pretty home is nice, but a Cozy Minimalist home goes beyond pretty and sets the stage for connection, relationship, and rest.
Good Housekeeping Simple Household Wisdom
By Housekeeping, Good
Your home is the place where you're free to relax, entertain, and express your personality. Filled with fabulous photographs of every room, plus genius tips, savvy shortcuts, and quick fixes for tidying, decluttering, organizing, adding style, and more, Good Housekeeping Simple Household Wisdom is your go-to guide for turning a house into the home you'll love even more.
Beautifully Bold Faux Flowers
By Hague, Sylvia
Today's best quality silk faux flowers are nearly impossible to distinguish from live blooms, and with minimal care they can last forever In her newest book, the queen of faux flowers Sylvia Hague shows how to create strikingly dramatic color arrangements, design grand and glorious displays for gala affairs, take inspiration from the latest trend in single bloom arrangements or single flower types, and create stunning displays. She also demonstrates how to create an arrangement around a specific color theme, and instructs in the basics of color theory and good design. Beautifully Bold Faux Flowers picks up where Sylvia Hague's previous book, Simply Stylish Faux Flowers, left off. This new volume gives you a self-teaching advanced course that can bring your skill level up to professional standards.
Organize Every Room
By Simple, The Editors Of Real
Rein in the chaos and regain control of your space. Whether you live in a small space or a large one, Real Simple has the best why-didn't-I-think-of-that advice for creating - and keeping - an easy, stylish, organized home. This practical and inspiring handbook covers everything from how to pare down to cleaning in way less time; from savvy storage solutions to apps that make organizing a snap; from handy checklists and cheat sheets to the most useful products. Organize Every Room is a clutter-busting, timesaving, space-maximizing road map to simplifying your life and creating a happier home.
Step-by-Step Projects for Self-Sufficiency
By Press, Cool Springs
DIY the self-sufficient way with over 60 detailed projects.
Get ready to be self-sufficient.Whether tackling the garden, raising animals, learning more about alternative energy, or bettering your storage and preservation, Step-by-Step Projects for Self-Sufficiency is the perfect starting point. Step-by-step instructions and photos will guide you through how to make over 60 complete projects. After all, DIY projects are more fun (and generally easier) when you approach them with helpful aides and tools you made yourself.
Projects in this new volume include:
-A portable chicken ark
-Two types of beehives
-A potato growing box
-Hoophouses and greenhouses
-Raised planting beds
-A cider press
With its clear plan drawings, precise instructions and detailed photos, Step-by-step Projects for Self Sufficiency makes DIY easier than ever.
Cool Springs Press
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Aquaponic Gardening
By Stout, Meg
The Complete Idiot's GuideÂ® to Aquaponic Gardening is a comprehensive guide to aquaponic gardening, from choosing a setup to selecting fish and vegetables. In addition to everything one needs to know to run a healthy aquaponic garden and care for both the vegetables and fish, there are step-by step plans with photos for building different size systems. The expert author fully explains how to garden indoors and how to resize and move a garden inside or outside, depending on the season, to produce an abundant supply of edible, organically-raised vegetables and fish.
It's Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It
By Heavey, Bill
Mr. Heavey takes us back to the joysand occasional pitfallsof the humble edibles around us, and his conclusions ring true.”Wall Street JournalLongtime Field & Stream contributor Bill Heavey has become the magazine’s most popular voice by writing for sportsmen with more enthusiasm than skill. In his first full-length book, Heavey chronicles his attempts to eat wild,” seeing how much of his own food he can hunt, fish, grow, and forage.But Heavey is not your typical hunter-gatherer. Living inside the D.C. Beltway, and a single dad to a twelve-year-old daughter with an aversion to nature food,” he’s almost completely ignorant of gardening and foraging. Incensed at the squirrels destroying his tomatoes, he is driven to rodent murderby arrow.
Atlantic Monthly Press
By Diedricksen, Derek "deek"
For everyone who's ever dreamed of simplifying their life and downsizing their home, Micro Living offers an insider's look at what tiny house living is really like.
Best-selling author and tiny house enthusiast Derek "Deek" Diedricksen profiles 40 tiny - but practical - houses that are equipped for full-time living, all in 400 square feet or less. Detailed photography and a floor plan for each structure highlight inventive space-saving design features along with the nuts-and-bolts details of heating, cooling, electric, and plumbing systems. The real-life stories of residents impart the pleasures, as well as the challenges, of day-to-day living. With tips on what to consider before you build, along with framing plans for a prototype small cabin, Micro Living is the perfect starter handbook for both dreamers and doers.
Storey Publishing, LLC
By Cory, Steve
Basements often get a bad rap. They can be dark, dank, and depressing, and are some of the most challenging spaces in a home to remodel. But the rewards of tackling a basement remodel are potentially enormous -- transforming an otherwise ignored space into a bright, open, and usable asset, perfect for a spare bedroom for guests, a game room for the kids, or a den for the adults. In Basements Complete, author Steve Cory covers the most popular remodeing approaches and projects for basements, including information on preventing mold and mildew, moving pipes up or over to make more headroom, bringing more light into a dark space, mitigating radon, and sealing floors and walls. Additionally, some of the projects -- such as flooring, plumbing, and wiring -- apply to other rooms in the house, but are treated here with an eye towards basement needs.
By Gutierrez, Annette Goliti
Hand-made style for outdoor living
Outdoor style often comes at a high price, but it doesn't have to. This lushly designed guide empowers you to create your own show-stopping containers made from everyday materials such as concrete, plastic, metal, terracotta, rope, driftwood, and fabric. The 23 step-by-step projects are affordable, made from accessible materials, and most importantly, gorgeous. They include new spins on old favorites, like the cinderblock garden made popular by design blogs or hanging planters made from enamelware bowls, along with never-before-seen ideas like a chimney flue planter and wall planters made from paint cans. Packed with color photographs and simple instruction, Potted is for anyone who wants to turn an outdoor space into a stylish oasis.