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Patterns of Home: The Ten Essentials of Enduring Design
Patterns of Home: The Ten Essentials of Enduring Design
by Max Jacobson and Murray Silverstein and Barbara Winslow
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Clearly written and profusely illustrated, Patterns of Home brings the timeless lessons of residential design to homeowners who seek inspiration and direction in the design or remodel of their homes. Patterns of Home promises to become the "design bible"... (read more)

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More Not So Big Solutions for Your Home
More Not So Big Solutions for Your Home
by Sarah Susanka
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Readers simply cannot get enough of Sarah Susanka. Homeowners are certain to embrace this new collection of articles by the best-selling author and visionary residential architect who sparked a movement toward “better, not bigger” homes... (read more)

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The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live
The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live
by Sarah Susanka
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Why are we drawn more to smaller, more personal spaces than to larger, more expansive ones? At parties, why do we spend more time in the kitchen and family rooms than we do in the formal living and dining rooms? What makes the sunny, intimate breakfast... (read more)

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A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder
A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder
by Michael Pollan
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"A room of one's own: is there anybody who hasn't at one time or another wished for such a place, hasn't turned those soft words over until they'd assumed a habitable shape?" When writer Michael Pollan decided to plant a garden, the result was... (read more)

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Prescriptions for a Healthy House: A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders, and Homeowners
Prescriptions for a Healthy House: A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders, and Homeowners
by Paula Baker Laporte
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[body] For people who are concerned about exposure to toxins found in conventional building materials and practices, Prescriptions for a Healthy House shows how to design interior and exterior space, and select construction materials that enhance and... (read more)

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The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live
The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live
by Sarah Susanka
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This best-seller was met with an extraordinary response when it was published in 1998. In it, visionary architect Sarah Susanka embraced the notion of smaller, simpler shelters that better meet the needs of the way we live today. The book created a... (read more)

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Building an Affordable House: Trade Secrets for High-Value, Low-Cost Construction
Building an Affordable House: Trade Secrets for High-Value, Low-Cost Construction
by Fernando Pages Ruiz
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The first comprehensive guide of its kind, Building an Affordable House is for homeowners and building contractors who want to incorporate proven cost-saving techniques into their projects. Written by a contractor who has been nationally recognized for... (read more)

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Creating the Not So Big House
Creating the Not So Big House
by Sarah Susanka
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In this sequel to The Not So Big House, Sarah Susanka shows readers how to create extraordinary "Not So Big" homes. She leads a personal tour through 25 of the most beautiful, well-designed homes in North America. More than 200 color photos, floor plans... (read more)

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Graphic Guide to Frame Construction (For Pros By Pros)
Graphic Guide to Frame Construction (For Pros By Pros)
by Robin Thallon
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The classic guide - revised and updated. The book that builders, architects, and students have relied on for almost 20 years has been completely updated to cover new materials, construction methods, and the latest building code revisions. The standard... (read more)

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Home Building Idea File: Your Decision-Making Guide (Better Homes and Gardens)
Home Building Idea File: Your Decision-Making Guide (Better Homes and Gardens)
by Better Homes & Gardens
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From dream to plan, home builders learn how to select sites, home styles, and contractors that suit their lifestyles. Explains options for sites and homes—from custom to kits. Hundreds of photos present design and style choices.... (read more)

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Timberframe Plan Book
Timberframe Plan Book
by Michael Morris and Dick Pirozzolo
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Thirty floor plans along with tips from some of the field's premier builders and designers will enable you to incorporate the art of a centuries-old building craft into your home. Elegant in its simplicity and immensely strong for its fewer parts, a... (read more)

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Great Houses on a Budget
Great Houses on a Budget
by James Grays Trulove
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For the typical American homeowner, Great Houses on a Budget presents case studies from across the country that achieve high style at an affordable cost. Most homeowners can only fantasize about owning and living in beautiful dream homes designed by top... (read more)

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Building Your Own Home for Dummies (For Dummies)
Building Your Own Home for Dummies (For Dummies)
by Kevin Daum
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Keep construction on track with helpful checklists Turn your dream of a custom home into reality! Thinking about building your own home? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to plan and build a beautiful home on any budget. From acquiring land to... (read more)

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What Your Contractor Can't Tell You: The Essential Guide to Building and Renovating
What Your Contractor Can't Tell You: The Essential Guide to Building and Renovating
by Amy Johnston
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This book equips owners with the information and strategies needed to turn their vision into a home or renovation project that can be executed on time and within budget. Chapters give detailed coverage of critical topics: design options, selecting and... (read more)

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The Practice of Home: Biography of a House
The Practice of Home: Biography of a House
by Charles Goodrich
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Charles Goodrich is a poet, a gardener, a father, a husband, a neighbor, a tinkerer, a builder of houses. In twenty essays, shimmering with truth and grace, Goodrich explores the home birth of his son, nights spent walking a screaming infant, years... (read more)

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Design and Construction of Wood Framed Buildings
Design and Construction of Wood Framed Buildings
by Morton Newman
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AT LAST! Design, construction and UBC requirements combined in one building system. Tired of books that treat wood design and construction methods as separate theoretical subjects, failing to weave them together like they are in the real world? Design... (read more)

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Green Home Building: Money-Saving Strategies for an Affordable, Healthy, High-Performance Home
Green Home Building: Money-Saving Strategies for an Affordable, Healthy, High-Performance Home
by Miki Cook
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Green Home Building paves the way to green home ownership on any budget, delivering strategies that not only reduce resource depletion and improve performance, but also lower basic construction costs, freeing funds for premium upgrades. This essential... (read more)

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Complete Guide To Contracting Your Home 3RD Edition
Complete Guide To Contracting Your Home 3RD Edition
by Dave Mcguerty
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The classic on managing home construction, covering everything from financing and site selection to working with suppliers, subcontractors and building inspectors.... (read more)

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Houses Are Designed by Geniuse
Houses Are Designed by Geniuse
by Bob Johnson
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Full of helpful hints, flow charts, and step-by-step planning advice, this book shows a perspective seldom seen in home building.... (read more)

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The New Family Home: Creating the Perfect Home for Today and Tomorrow
The New Family Home: Creating the Perfect Home for Today and Tomorrow
by Jim Tolpin
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Imagine a home designed for the family that lives in it. Author Jim Tolpin features 24 of them in The New Family Home, an innovative and inspiring look at the changing family home in America. The New Family Home takes readers on a tour of homes that meet... (read more)

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