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 …

  • Spanish Colonial or Adobe Architecture of California

    Spanish Colonial or Adobe Architecture of California
    Donald R. Hannaford, Revel Edwards

    This book gives architects, home builders and historians a chance to view photos, sketches, and twenty-six full pages of measured drawings of interior and exterior doorways, paneling, balconies, wrought-iron, and mantels—most from houses …

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Creating Your Dream Bathroom

    Creating Your Dream Bathroom
    Susan Breen

    A complete guide to designing the ultimate bathroom explains how to create a personalized, private, and luxurious retreat that is perfect for relaxation, looking a a variety of all-American dream bathrooms and surveying a host of design …

  • The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings

    The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings
    Marc Kushner

    Like an architectural cabinet of wonders, this book collects the most innovative buildings of today and tomorrow.

  • Building Stairs

    Building Stairs
    Fine Homebuilding, Andrew Engel

    But as this extensively illustrated book demonstrates, any builder who can measure the distance between two floors can plan and build a stunning set of stairs.

  • The Solar House

    The Solar House
    Daniel D. Chiras

    While heat from sunlight and ventilation from breezes is free for the taking, few modern architects or builders really understand the principles involved.

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