A carefully selected group of home wiring projects that goes beyond the basics of adding a receptacle or rewiring a lamp. With the information in this book you can take your skill in working with electrical systems to a new level. Projects include: adding a stand-alone, direct-current circuit powered by the sun; installing an automatic standby power system; replacing a main service panel; grounding and bonding your electrical system; installing a radiant flooring system; and working with 240-volt and three-phase power.
Or, they can buy this book and do it themselves for a fraction of the cost. Today, virtually all the materials and hardware used by custom closet fabricators is available to consumers on the racks of home centers and hardware stores. Build Your Own Custom Closet is the first book to show consumers all the inside tips on designing a custom closet, and how to install it using materials they can buy themselves. This is the book that will lift readers from closet purgatory into the heaven of the well-organized closet-without selling their souls.
This book is for aspiring flippers, first-time home buyers, or any homeowner who wants to create big profits and own their ultimate dream home—mortgage free! Starting with the essentials, Corbett shares how to crunch the numbers to instantly determine a house’s profit potential. He then covers every step from purchase to sale:
• Get the profit-making house at the price you can afford
• Make the improvements that make you millions
• Insider secrets that save you thousands
• Take advantage of the market’s ups and downs
• Sell your home tax free and pocket the profits
Filled with practical tips, illustrated with before-and-after case studies and easy to use charts and worksheets, Find It, Fix It, Flip It! offers the insider expertise needed to tap into an exciting—and potentially limitless—new source of income and financial independence.
Adding value to your home is about investing your time and money wisely. You’ll often hear that a fresh coat of paint will give you a great return, but a swimming pool doesn’t add value to your home. Scott will show youwhy details like quality hardware matter;what to consider when you’re renovating and reconfiguring your house;which features home-buyers and investors are looking for;when an income suite makes sense; andhow to make inexpensive renovations look like they cost much more.
How to Add Value to Your Home also includes expert advice on maintaining your home, mistakes to avoid, tips on attracting and keeping great tenants and strategies for preparing your house for sale.
Today's homeowners seek the upscale, premium home styling offered by custom built-in shelving, storage units and cabinetry. Window seats, loft beds, library walls, pub bars and kitchen banquettes are just some of the features found in luxury homes.
And these luxury features are now possible for do-it-yourselfers, with the help of this innovative book. The Complete Guide to Custom Shelves & Built-ins shows readers how to achieve the finest built-ins by adapting stock cabinets and pre-made shelving to create amazing effects with only the most basic of carpentry skills. Other projects are based on traditional and classic cabinet-making methods.
With more than 30 ingenious step-by-step projects, this book will help any homeowners achieve custom built-ins that add function and style to any home d¬cor.Features easy-to-achieve built-ins made from stock cabinetryùno expert carpentry skills neededIncludes built-ins for every space in the home -- from garage to formal living roomIncludes a chapter on cabinet basics, including installation
Both for practicality and curb appeal, windows and doors are the most crucial mechanical feature of any home, and this book helps homeowners preserve and improve these essential elements. A fabulous door can add thousands of dollars in "perceived value" to a plain house, just as a few new windows can shave off a decade or two in apparent age.
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Windows & Entryways is a fully-updated revision of Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Windows & Doors. At 288 pages, it features more than 600 beautiful color photographs that are rich with current information. It contains virtually everything readers need to plan and complete any kind of window and door installation. The new version also features an expanded section on door and window hardware, as the types, styles and finishes change frequently. Also new in this edition: an expanded the section on installing and maintaining garage doors; a complete start-to-finish project for enlarging a basement window opening and installing an egress window; a quick and easy technique for giving your fiberglass door the appearance of woodgrain; and much, much more. You'll find no better single book that better covers the ever-changing topic of choosing, installing and maintaining doors and windows.
The long-awaited home décor bible by the beloved design blogger
“Thank you,” wrote a reader to Design*Sponge creator Grace Bonney, “for teaching me that houses don’t have to be frumpy and formal. They don’t have to be matchy-matchy or rigidly modern.” They can just be comfy and unique and reflect who you are, no matter how small your budget or space.
That reader is one of the 75,000 unique daily visitors to Design*Sponge, who make it the most popular design site on the web. The site receives 250,000 pageviews every day and has 150,000 RSS subscribers and 280,000 followers on Twitter. Design*Sponge fans have been yearning for the ultimate design manual from their guru, Grace, and she has finally delivered with this definitive guide, which includes:
• Home tours of 70 real-life interiors featuring artists and designers
• Fifty DIY projects, with detailed instructions for personalizing your space
• Step-by-step tutorials on everything from stripping and painting furniture to hanging wallpaper and doing your own upholstery
• Fifty Before & After makeovers submitted by readers of Design*Sponge—real people with limited time and realistic budgets
• Essential tips on modern flower arranging, with 20 arrangements
With over 700 color photos and illustrations and projects that are customizable, relatable, and affordable, this is the democratizing design book everyone has been waiting for—and all for only $35.00!
Through personal anecdotes, Rentz shows how developing good plans and selecting the right contractor are key to enjoying the process of watching your new home being constructed. How to Build a House provides insight into the construction process in order to avoid the struggles and hassles often associated with home building.