Category: Home Design

The Holmes Manual by Mike Holmes

By Mike Holmes

No-nonsense suggestion from the megastar of HGTV’s Holmes Makes It Right and Holmes Inspection

  • Why are my home windows fogging up?
  • What am i able to do a couple of squeaky flooring?
  • Why is my bed room a lot chillier than the remainder of the house?
  • Are tankless water warmers definitely worth the money?

From best to backside, outdoors to within, Mike solutions householders’ most typical questions and offers options for daily difficulties. Mike additionally bargains depended on recommendation on maintenance—including directions for upkeep and tasks that owners can take on themselves. jam-packed with color photos, convenient guidance and sidebars, The Holmes guide is a must have consultant for each homeowner.

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Log Homes Made Easy: Contracting and Building Your Own Log by Jim Cooper

By Jim Cooper

3rd variation of the best-selling advisor to development log houses. Explores the myths and realities of log domestic building, with pointers on settling on an architect, making plans the positioning, controlling expenditures, and extra. contains designated diagrams and extra assets for purchasing started.

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Patios and Gardens of Mexico by Patricia W. O'Gorman,Bob Schalkwijk

By Patricia W. O'Gorman,Bob Schalkwijk

An arched stone gate, a millstone direction, a blue-and-white tiled pool with a quiet fountain, wonderful marigolds, stone sculptures of playful angels, and stately lions—the Mexican backyard is a serene oasis that screens a range and ingenuity that's really astonishing.
Mexico’s temperate weather, conducive to outside dwelling, mixed with its Indian and Spanish historical past have ended in a different variety of layout and structure. via greater than 400 really good pictures and designated textual content,
Patios and Gardens of Mexico displays the fantastic feel of style and originality attribute of the Mexican backyard.

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Stone Houses of Jefferson County (New York State Series) by Maureen Hubbard Barros,Brian Gorman,Robert A. Uhlig,Richard

By Maureen Hubbard Barros,Brian Gorman,Robert A. Uhlig,Richard Margolis

Early settlers of Jefferson County, long island, chanced on limestone and sandstone in effortless abundance in riverbeds and outcroppings, and by way of 1855, outfitted approximately 500 stone buildings.
In Stone homes of Jefferson County, New York, neighborhood historians express their delight in those stone dwellings as they discover either the wonder and permanence of the stonework and the braveness and ambition of the 1st proprietors. We learn the way expert masons labored the neighborhood stone and the way double-faced stone partitions have been a safeguard opposed to either fireplace and the region’s harsh winters.
such a lot settlers got here from New England, manhattan, and Pennsylvania, yet an influential staff was once from France. Many fought within the innovative struggle or within the struggle of 1812 and equipped on affordable land during this newly opened territory that used to be a buffer opposed to the British in Canada.
Their homes variety from humble vernacular cottages to based mansions within the Federal and Greek Revival types. Public structures comprise resorts and taverns, church buildings and turbines, an army barracks and health facility, a smithy and a prison.
colour and interval pictures of eighty five constructions rfile the origins and evolution of this group throughout the mostly unrecognized worth of its focus of stone architecture.
details on building and upkeep, together with mortar recipes, are integrated to aid present owners

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Solar Ratgeber: Kompendium der Photovoltaik (German Edition) by Gordon Kronzucker

By Gordon Kronzucker

Die 2. Auflage des sun Ratgeber übermittelt Ihnen alles Nötige an Grundwissen, welches Sie für den Kauf, Bau oder die Investition in eine eigene Photovoltaikanlage wissen müssen. Angefangen über den Rohstoff Silizium bis hin zu den unterschiedlichsten Solarzellen- und Modultypen sowie deren unterschiedliche Leistungen, werden Sie in diesem Kompendium der Photovoltaik wieder finden. Nach dem Sie dieses Buch gelesen haben, können Sie Ihre Solaranlage selbst projektieren und können gleichzeitig durch Faustformeln Ihren Gewinn der Solaranlage in reinen Euroscheinen errechnen. Dieses Buch ist ein MUSS für alle, die in eine Photovoltaikanlage investieren wollen! Sie brauchen mit diesem Buch keine kostenintensive Beratung mehr und sind sogleich von allen schwarzen Schafen, die Ihnen nur "etwas andrehen" möchten, durch Ihr eigenes angesammeltes Fachwissen, geschützt!

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Altbau wird Traumhaus: Stilvolle Modernisierung wertvoller by Beate Rühl

By Beate Rühl

concept für Altbauliebhaber

In adjust Bausubstanz bietet sich oft die faszinierende Möglichkeit neue Räume mit hoher architektonischer Qualität entstehen zu lassen. Immer mehr junge Familien kauf sich alte Häuser, um sie nach eigenen Vorstellungen und Träumen zu gestalten. Demoskopische Erkenntnisse deuten darauf hin, dass in den nächsten Jahren viele alte Häuser den Besitzer wechseln werden. Schon heute finden 50 % aller Bauvorhaben in Deutschland im Bereich der Altbausanierung statt.

Außen historisches Ambiente – innen Modernität mit high-tech Ausstattung. Von der denkmalgeschützen Villa über den aufwändigen Dachausbau bis hin zum kleinen, liebevoll gestalteten Refugium stellt Beate Rühl aktuelle Beispiele gelungener Sanierung vor. Sie gibt hilfreiche Tipps zur Renovierung unter Berücksichtigung baubiologischer und gesundheitlicher Aspekte.

Es werden vielfältige Projekte von Architekturbüros präsentiert, die auf das Bauen im Bestand spezialisiert sind. Dank ihrer Erfahrung und der Leidenschaft ihrer Auftraggeber haben alle vorgestellten Häuser auch nach dem Umbau ihre Seele nicht verloren. Das Buch zeigt, wie unterschiedlich Wohnträume aussehen können und wie unser kulturelles Erbe durch die Investition in alte Bausubstanz lebendig gehalten wird.

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Designs for Street Fronts, Suburban Houses and Cottages by M. F. Cummings,C. C. Miller

By M. F. Cummings,C. C. Miller

Excellent sourcebook contains elevations of creating fronts in addition to enlarged drawings of architectural parts integrated in those facades: residential entrances, cornices, a curved roof, dormer window, and masses extra. vital archive for preservationists, restorationists, architectural historians, and concrete archaeologists. 714 illustrations on fifty two plates.

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PlyDesign: 73 Distinctive DIY Projects in Plywood (and other by Philip Schmidt

By Philip Schmidt

Make glossy and practical domestic furniture from low-cost plywood and different off-the-shelf fabrics utilizing basically uncomplicated hand and tool instruments. This particular construction advisor bargains seventy three cutting edge principles for utilizing plywood to make every little thing from desks and workstations to children’s playhouses. tasks for each want and ability point are offered with transparent meeting diagrams, step by step directions, and photographs of the completed product. become aware of the simplistic good looks plywood can carry in your subsequent venture and show pride in making your individual home made furniture.

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Authentic Victorian Villas and Cottages: Over 100 Designs by Isaac H. Hobbs

By Isaac H. Hobbs

More than a hundred really good domestic plans supply fans of Victoriana the best examples of interval structure. Compiled through Isaac Hobbs, a fashionable Philadelphia architect of the interval, the e-book additionally bargains an informative dialogue at the ideas and practices of sensible domestic layout and development.
Designs and flooring and flooring plans for villas, cottages, and different apartments are printed in 122 designated engravings, between them a six-room decorative cottage (without rest room amenities) for $1,500; a chic Elizabethan villa, with access corridor, library, china closet, and 5 bedrooms, for $27,000; and an ornate Gothic suburban place of dwelling, whole with parlor, sitting room, dressing rooms, six bedrooms, and bogs, at a price of $33,000.
Invaluable to architects, preservationists, and residential restorers, this genuine consultant to a wealth of condominium kinds from the past due 1800s also will pride someone intrigued via Victorian life.

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100 Turn-of-the-Century House Plans (Dover Architecture) by Radford Architectural Co.

By Radford Architectural Co.

Affordable reprint of infrequent 1909 catalog, that includes real illustrations and flooring plans for houses starting from uncomplicated three-room bungalows to tricky 10- and 12-room constructions with sitting rooms, libraries, parlors, and wraparound porches. an exceptional reference for domestic restorers, preservationists, and scholars of yank architectural historical past. A satisfaction for Americana lovers and nostalgia lovers.

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