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Nora Murphy's Country House Style: Making your Home a Country House

ISBN-10: 0865653542
ISBN-13: 9780865653542
Publisher: Vendome Press
Author(s): Nora Murphy
Publication Date: 2018-09-25

Nora Murphy has turned her passion for country house style and its embodiment—her own home in Newtown, Connecticut—into a multimedia juggernaut. Her blog, website, e-magazine, strong presence on social media, and increasing visibility in print media and on TV have earned her a devoted...Read More

Nora Murphy has turned her passion for country house style and its embodiment—her own home in Newtown, Connecticut—into a multimedia juggernaut. Her blog, website, e-magazine, strong presence on social media, and increasing visibility in print media and on TV have earned her a devoted following all over the country. Now she has distilled the essence of her knowledge about country house style and how to achieve it in this irresistible volume. The first part of the book lays out the universal elements of the style; the second reveals how she has incorporated these elements into her own home; and the third shows how the elements of this comfortable, comforting, easy aesthetic and approach to life can be applied in different ways and in different locations to striking, individual effect. Five homes, each of which expresses a unique take on the style, are featured. Part primer, part wish book, Nora Murphy’s Country House Style is all inspiration.

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The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses

ISBN-10: 0847863069
ISBN-13: 9780847863068
Publisher: Rizzoli
Author(s): Jeff Dungan
Publication Date: 2018-09-04

Light-filled houses built with an emphasis on natural materials by award-winning Southern architect Jeffrey Dungan.

Following in the tradition of populist architects Gil Schafer and Bobby McAlpine, Dungan designs new traditional houses for today—houses with clean lines, made with stone...Read More

Light-filled houses built with an emphasis on natural materials by award-winning Southern architect Jeffrey Dungan.

Following in the tradition of populist architects Gil Schafer and Bobby McAlpine, Dungan designs new traditional houses for today—houses with clean lines, made with stone and wood, that carry an air of lasting beauty and that are made to be handed on to future generations. In his first book, Dungan shares his advice and insight for creating these “forever” houses and explores eight houses in full, from a beach house on the Gulf Coast to a farmhouse in the Southern countryside to a family home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. All speak of authenticity, timelessness, and lived history that reveals itself through the rich patinas and natural textures that come with age. Layered in between are thematic essays and imagery celebrating the importance of elements such as light, stone, and rooflines in creating a home.

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Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House

ISBN-10: 0743272862
ISBN-13: 9780743272865
Publisher: Scribner
Author(s): Cheryl Mendelson
Publication Date: 2005-05-17

The classic bestselling resource for every American home. Choosing fabrics, cleaning china, keeping the piano in tune, making a good fire, folding a fitted sheet, setting the dining room table, keeping surfaces free of food pathogens, watering plants, removing stains -- Home Comforts addresses the...Read More

The classic bestselling resource for every American home. Choosing fabrics, cleaning china, keeping the piano in tune, making a good fire, folding a fitted sheet, setting the dining room table, keeping surfaces free of food pathogens, watering plants, removing stains -- Home Comforts addresses the meanings as well as the methods of hands -- on housekeeping to help you manage everyday chores, find creative solutions to modern domestic dilemmas, and enhance the experience of life at home.
Further topics include: Making up a bed with hospital corners, Expert recommendations for safe food storage, Reading care labels (and sometimes carefully disregarding them), Keeping your home free of dust mites and other allergens, Home safety and security, A summary of laws applicable to the home, including privacy, accident liability, contracts, and domestic employees and more in this practical, good-humored, historic, philosophical, even romantic, guidebook to the art of household management.

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Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home (Nolo's Essential Guidel to Buying Your First House)

ISBN-10: 1413323456
ISBN-13: 9781413323450
Publisher: NOLO
Author(s): Ilona Bray J.D., Alayna Schroeder Attorney, Stewart Stewart Attorney
Publication Date: 2016-12-30

There’s no place like home!

The number of homes for sale is on the rise and mortgage rates remain near historic lows. That makes now a great time to say goodbye to your landlord. With Nolo’s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, you’ll not only find the right house...Read More

There’s no place like home!

The number of homes for sale is on the rise and mortgage rates remain near historic lows. That makes now a great time to say goodbye to your landlord. With Nolo’s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, you’ll not only find the right house for you, you’ll have fun doing it.

This book provides everything you need to:
research the local market and listings decide between a house, condo, co-op, or townhouse create a realistic budget qualify for a loan you can truly afford borrow a down payment from friends or family protect yourself with inspections and insurance, and negotiate and close the deal successfully.
You’ll find insights from 15 real estate professionals―brokers, attorneys, mortgage specialists, a home inspector, a neighborhood researcher, and more. It’s like having a team of experts by your side! Plus, read real-life stories of over 20 first-time homebuyers.

Download the Homebuyer’s Toolkit Dozens of downloadable forms and podcasts that will help you find your dream home, crunch the numbers, interview real estate professionals, inspect the house thoroughly, and more―available on Nolo.com (details inside).

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How Your House Works: A Visual Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Your Home (RSMeans)

ISBN-10: 1119467616
ISBN-13: 9781119467618
Publisher: RSMeans
Author(s): Charlie Wing
Publication Date: 2018-07-18

The updated and highly illustrated guide to understanding how just about everything in your house works!

The revised and updated third edition of How Your House Works is a hands-on guide that gives you the low-down on why your faucet is leaking, your dishwasher is overflowing, or your...Read More

The updated and highly illustrated guide to understanding how just about everything in your house works!

The revised and updated third edition of How Your House Works is a hands-on guide that gives you the low-down on why your faucet is leaking, your dishwasher is overflowing, or your furnace is on the fritz. This comprehensive book is your reference to virtually everything in your house with richly illustrated explanations of electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors, and windows. This must-have book answers most questions homeowners face when repairs are needed or when a new house or addition is in your future.

How Your House Works is filled with easy-to-understand illustrations that show how things should be put together and how they function. The book also highlights issues outside the house as well as clock thermostats, ventless gas heaters, moisture and mold, and passive solar heating. Using the illustrations and the author’s clear explanations might save you the expense of calling a professional. This invaluable guide: 

Offers a colorful resource to home electrical systems, HVAC, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors and windows, sustainability, and much moreIncludes easy-to-follow information for troubleshooting problemsContains dozens of new full-color illustrationsPresents new chapters on solar power and smart home technologiesHelps homeowners save money on many common household repairs

Written for homeowners with little or no knowledge of home maintenance or repair, How Your House Works is your illustrated and updated guide to understanding how appliances, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and more work!


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Your House A Home Book of Elegant Home Crafts, Volume 1: A Step-By-Step, Budget-Friendly, Project Guide To Creating Beautiful Items For Your Home And Garden

ISBN-10: 0578407590
ISBN-13: 9780578407593
Publisher: TSD Design, LLC
Author(s): Toni A. Scott-Daniel
Publication Date: 2018-11-03

Want to live like royalty on a shoestring budget? Now you can have the elegant items found in your favorite home decor stores, at a fraction of the cost ... by recreating them yourself! Using inexpensive, easy to find items and detailed instructions, you will be creating like a pro with Volume 1 of...Read More

Want to live like royalty on a shoestring budget? Now you can have the elegant items found in your favorite home decor stores, at a fraction of the cost ... by recreating them yourself! Using inexpensive, easy to find items and detailed instructions, you will be creating like a pro with Volume 1 of my favorite DIY home projects.In this book you’ll learn to make items such as Faux Mercury Glass, Crackled Glass, and the Mosaic and Stained-Glass look. You will learn how to Distress, Patina and Bronze home items using different painting techniques. You’ll also learn how to brighten up your space by creating, arranging and displaying realistic looking Paper Flowers, Plants and Topiaries. Create beautiful Holiday Decor, Table and Event Centerpieces, Garden Treasures and many other fun projects, using step-by-step, easy to follow instructions and templates.

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The Big Book of Small Home Plans: Over 360 Home Plans Under 1200 Square Feet (Creative Homeowner) Cabins, Cottages, & Tiny Houses, Plus How to Maximize Your Living Space with Organization & Decorating

ISBN-10: 1580117945
ISBN-13: 9781580117944
Publisher: Creative Homeowner
Author(s): Design America Inc.
Publication Date: 2017-09-11

Select from a catalog of more than 360 expertly prepared plans for building small homes—1,200 square feet or less!Over 360 plans to select from for building a variety of small homes 1,200 square feet or underEasy-to-follow construction blueprints and materials lists are available for each...Read More

Select from a catalog of more than 360 expertly prepared plans for building small homes—1,200 square feet or less!Over 360 plans to select from for building a variety of small homes 1,200 square feet or underEasy-to-follow construction blueprints and materials lists are available for each project to ensure successVariety of plans including cabins, cottages, small homes, and tiny houses in Craftsman, Country, Contemporary, and Traditional stylesIncludes helpful advice on rightsizing your home, and maximizing your living space with organization, decorating, and storage solutionsPractical do-it-yourself guide helps save money, making planning and cost estimating easier when building the small home of your dreams

Smaller homes are growing in popularity as more of us decide to live simpler yet fuller lives with less square footage, less responsibility, and less stuff. Smaller homes can provide substantial savings in tax, building, heating, maintenance, and repair costs, with reduced ecological impact.

Build the small home of your dreams by doing all or part of the work yourself! This practical do-it-yourself guide will help you make your dreams a reality. Whether you're looking to build a cabin, cottage, small home, or tiny house, you're sure to find the ideal small home with the features that will fit your lifestyle inside The Big Book of Small Home Plans.

Select from a catalog of more than 360 plans, prepared by expert architects and designers, for building a variety of small homes under 1,200 square feet. Easy-to-follow construction blueprints and materials lists are available to purchase for each project to ensure success. Construction blueprints are available in both print and digital formats.

The Big Book of Small Home Plans is also packed with advice for rightsizing your house while maximizing your living space, with useful tips on small home organizing, decorating, and smart storage.

Choosing a new house design is exciting, but can be a difficult task. The Big Book of Small Home Plans makes it easy with small home designs for everyone, with all of the amenities and features homeowners are looking for in a new home today. Start your search right now for the perfect small home!


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Tiny House Living: Ideas For Building and Living Well In Less than 400 Square Feet

ISBN-10: 1440333165
ISBN-13: 9781440333163
Publisher: Betterway Home
Author(s): Ryan Mitchell
Publication Date: 2014-07-14

Tiny House, Large Lifestyle!

Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny house movement continues to gain momentum among those who thirst for a simpler,...Read More

Tiny House, Large Lifestyle!

Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny house movement continues to gain momentum among those who thirst for a simpler, "greener," more meaningful life in the face of society's "more is better" mindset.

This book explores the philosophies behind the tiny house lifestyle, helps you determine whether it's a good fit for you, and guides you through the transition to a smaller space. For inspiration, you'll meet tiny house pioneers and hear how they built their dwellings (and their lives) in unconventional, creative and purposeful ways. They'll invite you in, show you around their cozy abodes, and share lessons they learned along the way.

Inside you'll find everything you need to design a tiny home of your own:Worksheets and exercises to help you home in on your true needs, define personal goals, and develop a tiny house layout that's just right for you.Practical strategies for cutting through clutter and paring down your possessions.Guidance through the world of building codes and zoning laws.Design tricks for making the most of every square foot, including multi-function features and ways to maximize vertical space.Tours of 11 tiny houses and the unique story behind each.Tiny House Living is about distilling life down to that which you value most...freeing yourself from clutter, mortgages and home maintenance...and, in doing so, making more room in everyday life for the really important things, like relationships, passions and community. Whether you downsize to a 400-square-foot home or simply scale back the amount of stuff you have in your current home, this book shows you how to live well with less.


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Tiny House Design & Construction Guide

ISBN-10: 0997288701
ISBN-13: 9780997288704
Publisher: Tilt Development
Author(s): Dan S Louche
Publication Date: 2016-05-01

Take the first step to achieving your dream of building and living in your very own tiny house! The Tiny House Design & Construction Guide is your road map to the entire build process. This guide will help you to understand each step that needs to be taken and, more importantly, give you the...Read More

Take the first step to achieving your dream of building and living in your very own tiny house! The Tiny House Design & Construction Guide is your road map to the entire build process. This guide will help you to understand each step that needs to be taken and, more importantly, give you the confidence to start building your own tiny house.
This is the expanded, 2nd edition of the Tiny House Design & Construction Guide. This latest edition contains over 50% more content and over 38 more images and illustrations. I listened to my reader's feedback and added much more information into the framing, electrical, and plumbing sections of the book.

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Home Buying Kit For Dummies

ISBN-10: 9781119191704
ISBN-13: 9781119191704
Publisher: For Dummies
Author(s): Eric Tyson, Ray Brown
Publication Date: 2016-03-14

America's #1 bestselling home buying guide

Are you looking to buy a house, but don't quite know where to begin? Have no fear! This new edition of Home Buying Kit For Dummies arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and strategies for buying a home in current market conditions....Read More

America's #1 bestselling home buying guide

Are you looking to buy a house, but don't quite know where to begin? Have no fear! This new edition of Home Buying Kit For Dummies arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and strategies for buying a home in current market conditions. Packed with valuable tips for getting the best deal on your new home and navigating an ever-changing housing market, it shows you how to find the right property, make smart financial decisions, and understand the latest lending requirements and tax implications.

Thanks to looser lending standards, lower down payment mortgages, and a wider selection of homes to choose from, first-time homebuyers are making a comeback in the housing market. But if you don't know a Colonial from a counter offer, the process of buying a home can be daunting. Luckily, this bestselling guide is here to take the confusion out of the process! In plain English, it provides step-by-step guidance for buying the home of your dreams, from inspecting a property to evaluating a location to making sense of loan applications, tax documents, and counter offer forms.Negotiate your best deal and obtain a lower down payment mortgageImprove your credit scoreMake sense of changing lending standardsTake the confusion out of lending laws, mortgage rates, and marketplace conditions

Whether you're a renter, investor, or current homeowner, everything you need to plant roots in a new home sweet home is just a page away.


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