Clutter affects us all: stressed time-poor professionals, couples rowing over their junk, older people with a lifetime’s accumulated possessions, people working from home, growing families and people facing life changes such as divorce or bereavement. As we all consume and acquire more and more stuff, we feel increasingly overwhelmed by our possessions.


The fourth title in a successful series, this new book celebrates the enduring popularity of nautically inspired interiors, with a French twist. Azure blue skies and sparkling waves on the horizon are the perfect counterpoints to these cozy interiors inspired by life at the seaside. Sundrenched terraces are accessorized with nautical details including smooth pieces…


“A must for ambitious do-it-yourselfers who are looking for out-of-the- ordinary results.” –Home and Gardens” “The Paint Effects Bible” –“highly recommended” by “Library Journal” and with sales of 48,000 in hardcover–has become a classic among home reference choices. Now in paperback, the book features 100 contemporary faux finishes packed into a compact, easy-to-use guide. Each…


More than 200 timber species are described in this lavishly illustrated, compact edition of U.K. author Terry Porter’s best-selling book. There are handsome colour photographs of each species, and reliable data on working properties, seasoning requirements and typical uses. A further 200 species are listed in brief, and there is a comprehensive index. Aimed squarely…


Homeowners spend more than $200 million a year on home repair–but according to home repair expert Hector Seda, many of them neglect the most important repairs and spend way too much money on projects that do not pay off in the long run. From simple, critical maintenance such as caulking the bathroom and cleaning the…