You don't need a showroom full of equipment or expertise in calculus to build your own kitchen cabinets. In fact, Danny Proulx's concise, easy-to-follow instructions enable you to create incredible kitchens with just a few power tools—a table saw, circular saw, router and drill.
Completely revised and updated, Build Your Own Kitchen Cabinets, Second Edition, provides start-to-finish guidelines for crafting upper and lower cabinets, plus practical information on kitchen design, material selection and tool shortcuts.
Proulx's instruction is practical, easy to understand and time-tested, refined in his own shop, and taught by him in countless seminars and workshops. You'll learn how to plan, design, construct and install your own complete handmade kitchen, from simple cabinets and over-the-sink cupboards to lazy-Susan shelving, stemware, storage and more: Combine the beauty of traditional face-frame cabinetry with the strength and simplicity of European cabinetry and hardware Build drawers, pull-outs and flip-outs to maximize storage space Use European hinges, adjustable legs and other specialized hardware to take the guesswork out of construction and installation Use simple butt joints to build strong cabinets quickly Customize your cabinets' looks with a variety of door styles, countertops and finishes Page after page, Danny Proulx proves that you can build your own beautiful kitchen cabinets.
Are you surrounded by papers? Overstuffed closets? Are you stepping over toys or searching under piles, and leaving boxes of mementos unopened for years? Do you feel under siege by your belongings? Peter Walsh, the organizational guru from TLC's hit show Clean Sweep, understands.
It's All Too Much is Peter’s proven system for anyone who wants to let go and escape the suffocating clutter in their lives. With his good humor and reassuring advice, Peter shows you how to face the really big question: What is the vision for the life you want to live? Through simple techniques and step-by-step plans, you can assess the state of your home, prioritize your possessions, and let go of the clutter you have been holding on to that has kept you from living the life you imagine. Going way beyond color-coded boxes and storage bin solutions, It's All Too Much shows you how to honestly determine what adds to your quality of life and what's keeping you from living the life of your dreams. The result is freed-up space, less stress, and more energy for living a happier, richer life every day.
In Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste. Today, Bea, her husband, Scott, and their two young sons produce just one quart of garbage a year, and their overall quality of life has changed for the better: they now have more time together, they’ve cut their annual spending by a remarkable 40 percent, and they are healthier than they’ve ever been.
This book shares essential how-to advice, secrets, and insights based on Bea’s experience. She demystifies the process of going Zero Waste with hundreds of easy tips for sustainable living that even the busiest people can integrate: from making your own mustard, to packing kids’ lunches without plastic, to canceling your junk mail, to enjoying the holidays without the guilt associated with overconsumption. Zero Waste Home is a stylish and relatable step-by-step guide that will give you the practical tools to help you improve your health, save money and time, and achieve a brighter future for your family—and the planet.
Most organizational books are written by and for people who are naturally structured and orderly. For the woman who is more ADD than type A, the advice sounds terrific but seldom works. These women are looking for help that takes into account their free-spirited outlook while providing tips and tricks they can easily follow to live a more organized life.
Kathi Lipp, author of The Husband Project and other "project" books, is just the author to address this need. In her inimitable style, she offerseasy and effective ways women can restore peace to their everyday livessimple and manageable long-term solutions for organizing any room in one's home (and keeping it that way)a realistic way to de-stress a busy schedulestrategies for efficient shopping, meal preparation, cleaning, and more
Full of helpful tips and abundant good humor, The Get Yourself Organized Project is for those who want to spend their time living and enjoying life rather than organizing their sock drawer.
Real Life Organizing offers clutter free storage solutions and advice that can help you create a Pinterest worthy home on a small budget: Learn how to organize your home, simplify life and have more time for the things you love. Organizational expert Cassandra ‘Cas’ Aarssen, the guru from YouTube’s ClutterBug channel, reveals her tips, tricks and secrets to a clean and clutter free home in just 15 minutes a day. Aarssen, spends her time organizing other people’s homes, teaching college workshops on organization, and creating weekly videos and blog posts. Cas offers diy Pinterest type tips to people like you who are interested in how to get rid of clutter and how to organize your home.
Organized person on the outside: The secret to her success? She’s a giant mess on the inside, but an organized person who can teach you how to get rid of clutter and organize your home once and for all.
Simplify your life: In her debut book, Real Life Organizing, Cas walks you through the steps you can take to create a beautiful, organized, clutter free, and almost self-cleaning home ─ a DIY Pinterest home. Simplify your life. You do not have to get rid of all of your things, you do not have to be a yoga loving minimalist, and you do not have to radically change your lifestyle or personality in order to simplify your life and have an organized home. The truth is that you do not need to actually be an organized person to live like an organized person.
Organize home: Through her years of experience as an industry expert, Cas has uncovered easy and inexpensive tips, tricks and solutions that allow her to maintain a clean, organized and functional home with minimal effort. After you’ve read Real Life Organizing, you too will be able to live a more organized life without having to give up your sanity.
In Real Life Organizing: Get a Clean and Clutter-Free Home in Just 15 Minutes, you will learn how to:
• Create a Household Management Binder
• Make a “Kids Cupboard” in your kitchen
• Create an IN/OUT system
• Organize paperwork based on your unique style
• Create a Kitchen Command Center
• Organize your holidays with a gift closet
• Build the best toy organizing system
• And, enjoy a DIY Pinterest home
Jonathan and Drew Scott have taken HGTV by storm with their four hit shows, Property Brothers, Property Brothers at Home, Buying & Selling, and Brother vs. Brother. The talented duo’s good-natured rivalry, playful banter, and no-nonsense strategies have earned the popular twins millions of devoted fans who have been anxiously waiting for a Scott Brothers book. Dream Home is a comprehensive source, covering the ins and outs of buying, selling, and renovating a house, with hundreds of full-color photos throughout. The brothers cover numerous topics including the hidden costs of moving, savvy negotiating tactics, and determining your home must-haves. Other handy features include a calendar of key dates for finding the best deals on home products and a cheat sheet of worth-it fix-its. Look inside for a wealth of information on attaining what you want—on time and on budget. Dream Home also includes all the tips and tricks you won’t see on TV, making it a must-have resource not just for fans but for any current or aspiring homeowner.
Elements of Style is a uniquely personal and practical decorating guide that shows how designing a home can be an outlet of personal expression and an exercise in self-discovery. Drawing on her ten years of experience in the interior design industry, Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous professional photographs and illustrations with personal essays about the lessons she has learned while designing her own home and her own life—the first being: none of our homes or lives is perfect. Like a funny best friend, she reveals the disasters she confronted in her own kitchen renovation, her struggles with anorexia, her epic fight with her husband over a Lucite table, and her secrets for starting a successful blog.
Organized by rooms in the house, Elements of Style invites readers into Erin’s own home as well as homes she has designed for clients. Fresh, modern, and colorful, it is brimming glamour and style as well as advice on practical matters from choosing kitchen counter materials to dressing a bed with pillows, picking a sofa, and decorating a nursery without cartoon characters. You’ll also find a charming foreword by Erin’s husband, Andrew, and an extensive Resource and Shopping Guide that provides an indispensable a roadmap for anyone embarking on their first serious home decorating adventure. With Erin’s help, you can finally make your house your home.
Your home requires regular maintenance to operate safely and efficiently. The expert advice in this second edition of Home Maintenance For Dummies can help you save literally thousands of dollars each year by showing you how to perform home maintenance yourself!
This new edition provides the latest tips on how to tune up your home and make repairs to every room of the house, from basement to attic. By combining step-by-step instructions and expert information, this practical guide gives you the skills to tackle everything from furnace tune-ups to leaky roofs. You'll also learn how to conduct routine inspections, keep major appliances running efficiently, and increase energy efficiency.Shows how to keep your home in tip-top shape, preserve its value, and avoid costly repairs Covers all rooms of the house, in addition to the roof, foundation, and exterior Explains how to keep all home systems and major appliances running smoothly Includes a seasonal maintenance schedule Provides the latest green maintenance options to help lower your utility bills
James Carey and Morris Carey have a radio show, a newspaper column, and a Web site, all called On the House, and appear regularly on CBS News Saturday Morning. They are also the authors of Home Remodeling For Dummies
If you've always wanted to tackle home repairs like a pro, Home Maintenance For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your ideal resource!
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (2011) by Marie Kondo helps readers discard unnecessary items, reorganize their possessions, and properly store items in a home. The procedures Kondo developed for organization and decluttering are called the KonMari Method. Those who follow these Japanese methods of organization can experience the magic of tidying and the ways it can transform a person’s life…
PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.
Inside this Instaread of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:Overview of the bookImportant PeopleKey TakeawaysAnalysis of Key Takeaways
Kris Jenner has done everything under the sun from starring as the matriarch in Keeping Up With the Kardashians to writing a New York Times bestselling memoir entitled Kris Jenner… And All Things Kardashian. Inside this incredible cookbook, you’ll find nearly 70 favorite recipes that have become the centerpiece of Kardashian-Jenner family traditions. This book is another way to bring fans into Kris’s home with recipes and entertaining tips that can be used by anyone and everyone.
Join Kris as she rolls up her sleeves to dish out tips on how to do it all and have it all in her new cookbook/entertainment guide.
Who would you be if you felt at peace and had more time and money? An organized life enables you to have more freedom, less aggravation, better health, and to get more done. For nearly twenty years, Regina Leeds has helped even the messiest turn their lives around.
One Year to an Organized Life is a unique week-by-week approach that you can begin at any time of year. Regina helps you break down tasks and build routines over time so that life becomes simple, not overwhelming. Whether you're living in chaos or just looking for new ways to simplify, this essential book will help you get the whole household organized-and stay that way.
Is there an easy system I can use to keep track of bills and receipts? Should I sell, give away, or just throw away the stuff I'm ready to part with? How can I get to all the "fix-it" projects I keep putting off? What's the secret to making a habit of organizing? Where do I start?
In a world with more stuff, more to-do's, and more wants, organizing and efficiency expert Jamie Novak offers clear and simple ideas to help readers cut through the clutter and find what's important. Proven strategies show readers how they can better organize their lives—and find more free time and energy.
The Get Organized Answer Book tackles all areas of life and home:Where to start and how to stay motivated Simple organizing systems for clothes, bills, photos, and more What to keep and what to throw away How to stop the junk mail and end the paper piles Inexpensive storage solutions for every space
It is estimated that 80 percent of the clutter in your home or office is a result of disorganization—not a lack of space. Yet when it comes to finding and fixing the problem, most people have no idea where to begin. The Get Organized Answer Book tells you exactly how, when, and where to start, with simple systems and strategies to cut through the clutter, find what's important, and recharge your life at home and at the office.
The Get Organized Answer Book answers your most important questions, including:What should be put through a shredder instead of thrown away? What can I do to make my desk setup more efficient? How can I locate and organize an aging parent's important belongings? What are the root causes of disorganization? Free items or items on sale aren't really clutter, are they? How can I spend less time running errands?
Written in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, The Get Organized Answer Book is your guide to winning the battle with clutter—for good.
Professional organizer Barbara Reich offers a life-changing program—focused on decluttering and streamlining your home—that helps families live simpler, less chaotic lives: “Everyone should Barbarafy,” raves The New York Times.
Mothers can feel like life is one never-ending loop. Just when one problem or responsibility is overcome, another one trips us up. But help is on the way: Barbara Reich has all the strategies for staying ahead of the curve—and she’s wrapped them up into four easy steps that can be applied to any organizing project: purge, design, organize, and maintain.
The keys to Barbara’s success are simplicity and consistency. Room by room, she goes through the most problematic areas in the home—from the tornado-struck play area to the packed basement or storage unit—and approaches organizing in manageable bites. In addition to cleaning and organizing tips, she talks about how to avoid social overload, preaching the power of “No”—for example, when your child wants to attend six birthday parties in one weekend. As the mother of thirteen-year-old twins, Barbara offers insight into the lives of crazed moms as only a mother could.
Combining the humor of a sympathetic friend and the no-nonsense advice of a true type-A personality, Reich offers clever, appealing solutions that are genuinely achievable for everyone.
Derek Diedricksen has always had a love for small, modest houses ever since his father gave him the book Tiny Tiny Houses by Lester Walker for his tenth birthday. Combining his artistic abilities, wild imagination, and his passion for small houses, he self-published Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts, and Whatever the Heck Else we could Squeeze in Here in 2009. This book is a collection of Diedricksen’s creative/imaginative sketches for building small houses, shacks, cottages, and forts.
The sketches are accompanied with hand-written commentary, both instructive and comical. Derek’s main purpose is to get your creative juices flowing and encourage you to get off the couch and use your hands. Believing that specific building plans squash creativity, he avoids too many detailed instructions, giving you the chance to put your own creative spin on your very own small abode (even if it is just in your imagination).
Here you will learn easy tips for getting each room of your home organized. Easy solutions for busy people that can be tackled in no time at all.
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You don't have to forego electricity or drive a horse and buggy to have your life and house benefit from the sweet simplicity of Amish remedies. You will find these home remedies to be so much easier and less expensive that you will wonder why you've been using chemicals for all of these years. You will also find information about Amish and Mennonite stores in case you wish to order practical products Plain people use and enjoy.
Let these old-fashioned but eminently useful and effective options bring the simple life into your home every day.
Whether you are a home owner, an amateur restorer or decorator, a professional, a realtor, a student, or a do-it-yourselfer, this book will make every job go smoother.
Over 2000 Entries and 250 line drawings logically organised into 12 useful subject areas:
Architects, Designers, and Decorators
Architectural, Building, and Decorating Terms
Colors, Paints, Varnishes, and Decorative Finishes
Fabric and Wallpaper
Furniture and Upholstery
Glass and Ceramics
Oriental and Other Rugs
Styles and Movements
Windows and Window Treatments
Woods for Furniture and Floors
From top to bottom, outside to inside, Mike answers homeowners’ most common questions and provides solutions for everyday problems. Mike also offers trusted advice on maintenance—including instructions for repairs and projects that homeowners can tackle themselves. Packed with colour photographs, handy tips and sidebars, The Holmes Manual is a must-have guide for every homeowner.
These creative, experienced coauthors of the popular More Hours In My Day (over 240,000 copies sold) offer women proven ways to: organize, clean, and maintain every room in the house prioritize time to best serve their families, and God clear clutter and create space for more peaceful living simplify meal planning, preparation, and cooking with fast tips plan efficiently for daily needs, special trips, and family activities
Readers will refer to this practical resource again and again to discover the freedom and gift of conserving energy, space, and time and turning those resources toward richer, more joyful living.
This complete and practical guide shows you, step by step, how to choose the best generator for your needs, safely and properly install it, and handle troubleshooting and maintenance. Home Generator Selection, Installation, and Repair covers a wide variety of models, including those from the most popular manufacturers--Briggs and Stratton, Coleman, and Honda. Nearly 150 photos and diagrams help you to identify the various electrical components. This hands-on resource also describes the tools you'll need and provides sources for additional information and discount parts.
Home Generator Selection, Installation, and Repair explains:How to decipher the technical terminology used in generator manuals Different types of fuels--gasoline, propane, natural gas, and diesel How to evaluate a generator's quality Essential features, including instrumentation, protection from electroshock, and large pneumatic tires for mobility How to safely connect generator output to home or office circuits Portable generator support requirements, including proper fuel storage and an inventory of parts, such as oil and air filters Emergency fixes Generator troubleshooting and repair procedures Engine overhaul
Dealing with a bed bug infestation can be expensive and take its toll on you emotionally. Some types of bed bugs have become insecticide resistant, so an insecticide may or may not help.
When bed bugs bite, they often leave one or many painful welts that may last for days or even a week or two. Many sometimes feel that if they by chance get bed bugs that there is a stigma attached to them. There is a level of embarrassment as some feel that bed bugs are obtained only by the poor, or those that don't maintain a high standard of household cleanliness and hygiene. But this is furthest from the truth.
After reading "Bye Bye Bed Bugs! How To Get Rid Of Them" you will know how to identify, locate, and effectively get rid of Bed Bug infestations. When fighting bed bugs or any or infestation or malady - always stay encouraged and see the battle through to the end.
In this revised and expanded fourth edition of the all-time bestselling book on decks, homeowners learn, in unsurpassed detail, the process of designing, building, and maintaining a deck. Not only are all the classic deck-building techniques included, but the book also shows how to incorporate the latest contemporary options, such as how to work with eco-friendly wood and reclaimed plastic. Hiring a contractor to build a deck easily adds up to tens of thousands of dollars, but with the help of this book, readers can design and build the deck they want without the high price.
For homeowners who already have a deck but are in the market to update or maintain that deck, The Complete Guide to Decks features important projects for repairs, upgrades, and major additions, such as adding full electrical service, lighting, and kitchen appliances. From design to construction, and tools, material, and planning, this is the only book consumers need to build the deck of their dreams.
In this book, you will learn how to determine what you want and what you need, how to clean your spa, how to install your spa, and how to control the settings on your spa. You will learn about the health benefits of hot water, including hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chromotherapy, and Watsu. You will also learn about soft sided spas, acrylic spas, cabinets, pumps, flow rate, skimmers, suction ports and drains, jets, special waters, covers, ozonators, heaters, permanent spas, blowers, spa packs, plumbing issues, alkalinity, water hardness, temperature, sanitizers, oxidizers, water analysis, the PH scale, and test kits. Also included is a discussion of cartridges, including sand and diatomaceous earth (DE), and water chemistry.
Additionally, The Complete Spa Manual for Homeowners will provide you with tips for buying, realistic cost estimates, winterizing, and upgrade options. You will also find countless tricks and tools of the trade, as well as a directory of Web sites and manufacturers that sell low-cost replacement parts. This book is a source for easy-to-understand instructions for installation and repair and much, much more.
Whether you have a spa or hot tub for personal use or you are a business in the health care industry, this book will be your ultimate resource for buying, installing, and caring for your spa. The author's vast knowledge on the topic makes this book an engaging read that will simultaneously teach you everything you need to know.
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
The Complete Guide to Gazebos & Arbors shows basic techniques for building sheltering structures in the landscape, and provides complete project plans and directions for more than 12 versatile, flexible architectural projects. An overhead arbor can turn a patio or deck into a cool oasis from which to enjoy a landscape, while a gazebo can serve as a full-fledged outdoor room with protective walls, ceilings, and even electrical service. Every reader will find this book to be an indispensable source of planning, design, and practical how-to information.
With DIY Wood Pallet Projects, you can finally personalize your space without having to spend a fortune on getting that perfect rustic chic look. Featuring 35 creative upcycling ideas, you'll transform old wood pallets into beautiful projects that will help fill your home and yard with style and personality. If you've never picked up a power tool, don't worry. The easy, step-by-step instructions guide you through the entire woodworking process as you recreate all of your favorite designs. Inside, you'll find one-of-a-kind creations like:Rustic wood clockHerringbone coffee tablePlanter box with mitered cornersCut-out silhouette artPallet slat–backed bookcase Complete with stunning photographs and plenty of inspiration, each of the designs in DIY Wood Pallet Projects will be the perfect addition to your home.
The Versatile Shed offers basic how-to for building your own shed structure, along with recommendations for electrical and comfort needs. Also included are ideas for working with pre-fabricated sheds, with suggestions for customization. But mostly, this book is about ideas. With dozens of ideas for interior and exterior customization that will add an extra, and versatile, space to your home.
From keeping your home clean and in good repair to preparing your own food, self-sufficiency rocks. Having an understanding of the domestic arts gives you a sense of control over your life. These skills also help you save money, not by chasing deals, but by teaching the principle of the mantra: Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. Life skills are the essence of frugality. Whether you just moved out of your parent’s basement or you cut the apron strings a while ago, you’ll learn the skills you need to manage your household.
Inside you’ll find: Quick, easy cleaning solutions for every room of the house, so you can get the job done and get on with life Instructions for removing stubborn stains and offensive odors from fabric Simple fixes to wardrobe malfunctions including broken zippers, missing buttons, and fallen hemlines Troubleshooting advice for common problems with home appliances A minimum home maintenance guide to prevent or catch major repair problems A basic plumbing tutorial that includes clearing and preventing clogs, stopping a running toilet and retrieving items dropped down a drain Ideas for healthy and fast meal planning so you can start cooking and stop relying on takeout or preservative-packed convenience food Definitions of common cooking terms and techniques found in recipes Plans for stocking a pantry so you can make dinner (even if you haven’t been grocery shopping in a week) and be prepared when disaster strikes A complete rundown of essential kitchen equipment from knives to pans to small appliances Equip yourself with the skills you need for everyday life.
Most pet owners keep at least two different types of animals-dogs and cats are the most common pairings-and a surprisingly large number keep even more animals. Domestic birds; pet rabbits, mice and other rodents; ferrets, snakes, turtles-some people may even raise a goat or potbellied pig or two. On top of this, most lovers of domestic pets are also are enthusiastic supporters of wildlife. feeding birds and squirrels all winter long, or creating shelters for butterflies, toads, and even bats.
This book provides nearly two dozen ingenious and fun do-it-yourself projects for anyone who loves animals of all types-from lowly bugs to aristocratic purebred show pets. This is a perfect book for parents or grandparents introducing children to the wonders of raising pets and observing wildlife.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
In the Kitchen
Spreading hard butter
Prevent Glasses From Breaking
Opening stubborn bottle tops
Cooking with green vegetables
Making bread and cookie crumbs instantly
Making self rising flour
Making pie crust flaky
Making pickled onion and cucumber in vinegar
Separating egg whites from yolks
Pungent fishy smell
Keeping fruit and vegetables fresh
How to open a coconut or crack pecan nuts?
Sugar syrup making.
Keep your refrigerator sweet
Stains under the nails
Straining soup without clogging
Best way of slicing bacon
Keep cream from curdling
Get more juice out of lemons
Mixing board slab
Skinning tomatoes easily
Absorbing Extra Salt in the Food
Onions, onions, onions
Stop fish from breaking up when frying:
How to remove a cake without its breaking up
Preventing rice grains from sticking
Getting rid of pests
Get rid of moths
Get rid of rats and mice
Prevent Boiling Eggs from Cracking
In the House
Fresh paint smell
Keeping flowers fresh
Removing grease stains on wallpaper
Cleaning Glass Panes
Protection Against Spilled Water on bed
Sofa cushions stuffing
For Clogged Lavatory Basins
Clean Bath Tub and sink
To Clean Mirrors
To Clean and Purify a Sponge
Lemon clothes whitener
Remove scorch stains from white clothes
Cutting old glass bottles without cutting yourself
Sagging cane chairs
Uses of velveteen
Thawing out icy steps
Using Plaster of Paris to Mend Walls
Stain removing hints
Fruit, tea, wine and coffee stains
Indelible ink stains
Grease stains from white woolens
Remove Perspiration Stains
Car grease stains
To Remove Ink from linen after it has dried in
Ink on Carpet
I began looking at grandma’s household hints when I saw that most of us were using chemical based cleaners to clean our greasy kitchen utensils every morning and evening. Not only was this bad for our general health, because there could be a side effect due to any possible residue of chemicals which had not been washed away during the last rinsing.
This is why this collection of grandma’s household hints, is going to be very useful for all those people who prefer natural or easily available remedies, and solutions available right there in the kitchen or gardens.
Apart from your home and kitchen, you are going to find long forgotten hints, which were used by your and my grandma to get rid of stains, preserve clothes from pests, and other tips, which may sound very amusing and surprising in this day and age. But you should remember that grandma was brought up in times when she had to watch every penny of grandpa’s limited income and make it stretch until it screeched. That is why, she was more prone to using her own natural good sense, inborn shrewdness, or knowledge passed to her from her own grandmother, friends, relatives, and from her neighbors too. In fact, they used to meet once in a while, and exchange household tips, which may have gone something like this “Oh, Mrs…., I have found it so easy to remove stains from my hands, by just rubbing a lemon over them, and I prevent chapping by drying my hands after I have done the washing and then rubbing a pinch of starch all over the surface, ”all the while waving those same unchapped stainless hands in the air.
It’s a surprising guide--tequila didn’t make the cut, and neither did bourbon, but genever did. And it’s a literate guide--describing with great liveliness everything from the importance of vermouth and bitters (the “salt and pepper” of mixology) to the story of a punch bowl so big it was stirred by a boy in a rowboat.
Rammed earth construction is a step forward into a sustainable future, when homes will combine pleasing aesthetics and intense practicality with a powerful sense of place. Rammed earth homes are built entirely on-site, using basic elements—earth, water, and a little cement. The solid masonry walls permit design flexibility while providing year-round comfort and minimal use of energy. The builder and resident of a rammed earth house will experience the deep satisfaction of creating permanence in a world dominated by the disposable.
The tiny house movement is a big trend with a very small footprint. Extremely small house, with less than 1,000 square feet of space, are environmentally friendly, less expensive than typical homes, and often movable. Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials is full of ideas for using reclaimed materials and upcycled goods to construct a tiny house that is good for the earth and truly unique. Ryan Mitchell, author of The Tiny Life blog, shows you how to repurpose everyday items to create your new home, including shipping containers, salvaged barn wood, and reclaimed shingles.
Featuring profiles on tiny house owners with photographs and floor plans of the homes, ideas on where to find materials, and what to look for and avoid when selecting reclaimed materials, Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials is a unique book perfect for your biggest DIY project yet!
Since launching in 2005, domino has attracted a fiercely loyal following, which looks to the brand as the definitive source for decorating and style. The brand’s first book, domino: The Book of Decorating, was an immediate bestseller upon its release and has established itself as the quintessential guide to demystifying interior design. domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home builds on the first book with a more detailed and modern perspective on how to personalize, style, and create a home you love. In a time when the flood of decorating advice and inspiration online can feel overwhelming, domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home provides a trusted filter, using the friendly and authoritative voice of domino to teach readers about attainable, stylish design and how to make it uniquely your own.
domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home will help readers to:
-Identify your personal decorating style
-Find inspiration from hundreds of beautiful, inspiring photos of real homes
-Style the major and minor components of your home—from textiles to table settings to art
-Shop for quality pieces that will stand the test of time
-Learn from domino editors and tastemakers about how to style magazine-quality looks in their own spaces
domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home takes a detailed approach to the specifics of making a space your own—the key pieces, accessories, colors, patterns, objects, decorative treatments, lighting, and art that personalize a space and truly make it a unique and stylish home. It aims to help readers achieve domino’s number one goal: creating a space you love.
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 you
why 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.
Bed bugs were believed to have been eradicated by DDT and organophosphates in the 1950s, but they are now reaching epidemic levels. Some cities have seen a 1000% increase in bed bug infestations. Exterminators were unprepared for the resurgence of these tiny pests and the public is now scrambling for information on how they spread and how to get rid of them. The Bed Bug Book has the answers. A professional pest control manager and bed bug expert with over twenty-five years in the industry details:The complete history of bed bugs The biology of bed bugs--their life cycles with photos of each stage of growth
A guide to prevention--what to look for when you're traveling and steps you can take to protect your home A guide to detection
A guide to treatments--dusts, liquids, steam, etc., and how to choose the best solution for you and your loved ones
How to choose a pest management company--what to expect and what it will cost 10 case studies from the author's own experience with clients who had bed bugs
104 essential things to know about bed bugsExtensive references to help you choose a pest control company, know your rights as a tenant or landlord, and suggestions for further reading
Based on years of first-hand experience, Ralph H. Maestre tells you how to spot bed bugs in your home, hotel, or on the go, how to identify a bed bug bite, and most importantly, the steps you must take to get rid of these pests. Includes 104 essential things to know about bed bugs, handy tips for travelers, advice on buying vintage and second hand goods, what to expect when the exterminators come, and how to protect yourself against future infestations. Includes green methods and environmentally-friendly solutions.Remember, bed bugs can affect anyone—from newborns to the elderly, everyone is at risk. So don’t let the bed bugs bite! Spot them early, take action, and get on with your life.
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