Tag Archives: Homeowner’s

Black & Decker Codes for Homeowners: Electrical Mechanical Plumbing Building Updated through 2014 (Black & Decker Complete Guide)

A graphic, highly user-friendly guide to national codes for residential construction. Codes for Homeowners uses clear photographs to show exactly how the parts of your house are supposed to look once the work is done. Written by International Residential Codes-certified home inspector Bruce Barker, this second edition of Codes for …

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Black & Decker Codes for Homeowners, Updated 3rd Edition: Electrical – Mechanical – Plumbing – Building – Current with 2015-2017 Codes (Black & Decker Complete Guide)

You don’t need to be an expert to assess your house’s codes – you just need this guide.What is the proper clearance for an egress window? Does flexible duct have to be supported every four feet or five? Can vent pipe terminations be located near operable doors and windows? The …

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The First-Time Homeowner’s Survival Guide: A Crash Course in Dealing with Repairs, Renovations, Property Tax Issues, and Other Potential Disasters

For many new homeowners, the euphoria that comes with buying the perfect new house can soon turn into total panic. First-time buyers often feel overwhelmed by the amount of maintenance their new home requires-not to mention the nasty problems and surprises that seem to be lurking around every corner (and …

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Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes Cost You Thousands: Secrets to avoiding the 11 biggest bathroom remodeling mistakes that can be embarrassing and cost homeowners thousands (Volume 3)

Have you tried to remodel your bathroom in the past, only to become quickly overwhelmed by the project’s scope, or been cheated by an unscrupulous contractor? This invaluable resource is packed with everything a new or veteran homeowner needs to successfully navigate the treacherous waters of remodeling a bathroom and …

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The Complete Guide to Building Backyard Ponds, Fountains, and Waterfalls for Homeowners: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back to Basics)

In today’s economy, homeowners are looking for a way to increase the value of their houses in a unique and cost-effective way. According to HGTV, the popular home and garden cable television station, water features are currently among the hottest landscaping trends in the United States. They offer a way …

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The California Native Landscape: The Homeowner’s Design Guide to Restoring Its Beauty and Balance

Water shortages and water rationing are commonplace throughout California, rendering expanses of lawn and thirsty, nonnative plants unsustainable. The California Native Landscape addresses both concerns by showing homeowners how to succeed with natives and showing them how lush, colorful, and thriving their landscape can be. The authors stress the importance of …

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The Homeowner’s DIY Guide to Electrical Wiring

A practical, money-saving guide to home electrical wiring Handle residential wiring projects correctly, safely, and according to the National Electrical Code (NEC). Filled with clear photos and helpful diagrams, The Homeowner’s DIY Guide to Electrical Wiring shows you how to quickly and easily navigate the portions of the NEC that …

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F.R. Walker’s Remodeling Reference Book: A Guide for Accurate Remodeling Cost Estimates for Construction Professionals and Homeowners

A comphrensive guide to estimating remodeling jobs from the construction industry’s leading publisher since 1915. Approaches remodeling estimates step by step– figuring the labor costs to remove old installations; figuring the amount of material needed for new installations; and estimating the labor costs to complete such installations. With quick reference …

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Exterior Home Improvement Costs: The Practical Pricing Guide for Homeowners & Contractors

For contractors and do-it-yourselfers alike, this book features professional estimates for popular exterior remodeling and repair projects. RSMeans Exterior Home Improvement Costs includes more than 65 projects with complete, customizable cost breakdowns for doing the work – with or without a contractor. You’ll have access to current costs for your location …

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Landscaping With Fruit: Strawberry ground covers, blueberry hedges, grape arbors, and 39 other luscious fruits to make your yard an edible paradise. (A Homeowners Guide)

Fruit trees, shrubs, and vines are true two-for-one plants. Many varieties are beautiful — well suited to double duty as sources of delicious food and ornamental additions to the home landscape. “Luscious landscaping,” as author Lee Reich calls it, brings fruit-bearing plants to front and back yards everywhere. Spring blossoms, summer …

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The Homeowner’s Guide to Managing a Renovation: Tough-As-Nails Tactics for Getting the Most from Your Money

Major home remodeling isn’t for the faint of heart; there is huge potential for design problems, cost overruns, or just unsatisfactory workmanship. Here, a professional construction manager who masterminded the redesign at New York’s famed Avery Fisher Hall as well as a massive institute-wide renovation of St. Luke’s Hospital, offers …

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