According to conventional wisdom, building a green home is an expensive endeavor. The standard approach treats green as an add-on, tacking "e;premium"e; products, finishes, and equipment onto a traditional home design. As a result, many green home projects end up over budget or fail to achieve their environmental and performance goals.Green Home Building explodes the…


This title shows how to get rich fast by making ugly houses beautiful! Want to find great opportunities and make big bucks in the hottest business there is? Now you can take advantage the nation’s huge and growing demand for quality housing and get rich doing it! “Investing in Fixer-Uppers” helps you develop the knowledge…


An inspiring and enticing do-it-yourself guide. With its almost 50 projects and many lovely interior photos, this home-improvement manual is an idea bank for the hobbyist as well as the interior designer. The projects included range from small, practical bookends to a large, spacious shed, and include bookcases, shutters, beds, shelves, a tray table, a…


bed bugs do not only live in beds. They can hitch a ride on passengers’ belongings and infest planes, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ships. Any residences with large numbers of occupants, such as hotels, motels, hospitals and other health care facilities, apartments, rooming houses, college dormitories and camp cabins, are prone to infestations. Bed…


Rebecca Yaker, co-author of the best-selling “One-Yard Wonders, ” offers this complete introduction to making your own curtains, covering everything from measuring to calculating yardage, choosing the best fabrics, sewing your curtains, adding linings, and selecting the right fixtures and hardware for hanging.She includes step-by-step instructions for making five different curtain styles: pleats, eyelets, tab…


Discovering the pleasures of a handmade life was a longtime dream for urban homesteader Jenna Woginrich. At 24 years old, living in an apartment in Knoxville, Tennessee, and working as a computer designer, Woginrich was nurturing her dream of learning to homestead. Now, at 27, she’s settled on a rented farm in rural Vermont, where…