For over 20 years, Fine Homebuilding readers have consistently picked the Tips and Techniques column as their favourite part of the magazine. It is easy to understand why. This is the place where veteran carpenters, plumbers, electricians and other tradesmen share their shortcuts, trade secrets, jigs and ingenious solutions. With over 350 entries, this collection…


A facsimile reproduction of the food, fashion, fiction and fitness features that formed the backbone of Britain’s wartime homemaking. Including stories and adverts, along with the cleaning and craft tips that defined the ‘make do and mend’ generation, it includes features ranging from managing without milk to how to get on with Americans.


“We want to be modern, but we want to be human too’ Ilse Crawford Ilse Crawford is constantly breaking new ground in her study of the individual’s search for the perfect home. Continuing the theme of ‘one eye sees, the other feels’ from her previous book, Sensual Home, this book moves beyond the senses to…


An unprecedented tour of stunning and architecturally significant Cuban palacios, mansions, and private homes that have been meticulously preserved, previously un-photographed, and inaccessible to visitors. At a time when more travelers are rediscovering Cuba, this lavishly illustrated volume offers a different view of the island’s cultural achievements. It presents not the picturesque Cuba of Castro’s…


Peek into hundreds of private backyards, where artists have crafted the most charming and intimate areas! Discover delightful dens hidden in the foliage or tucked on tiny terraces with beautiful vistas. Explore innovative ideas for designing and decorating private porches, patios, pagodas, and decks that provide the perfect space for outdoor living and the intimacy…