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Tiny House Living: Ideas for Building and Living Well in Less Than 400 Square Feet

by Ryan Mitchell

Tiny House, Large Lifestyle!

Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny...


The Interior Design Handbook

by Joanna Wissinger

Whether you are moving into a new home or renovating and redecorating an existing one, The Interior Design Handbook is the perfect first step to creating an intimate and unique space that is a joy to love in...


Making Better Buildings: A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors

by Jen Feigin & Chris Magwood

Sustainable building from the ground up – the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies


Build Your Own Low-Cost Log Home

by Roger Hard

If you're considering building your own log house, whether from your own logs or from a kit, this comprehensive guide has all the information you need. Roger Hard covers everything from choosing a site to planning...


Style, Stitch, Staple: Basic Upholstering Skills to Tackle Any Project

by Hannah Stanton

Revive your living room with these straightforward upholstery techniques!


Outdoor Shower

by Wayne Lennox

An outdoor shower is a practical, affordable cottage upgrade—much less expensive than adding a second bathroom, easier to keep clean, and a lot more fun too. Project designer Wayne Lennox provides the detailed...


The Old-House Doctor: The Essential Guide to Repairing, Restoring, and Rejuvenating Your Old Home

by Christopher Evers & Harriet Hason

"A reliable guide to treating the ailing geriatric dwelling."--Publishers Weekly. Old houses are charming, but owning one can be a labor of love. Expert carpenter and house "doctor" Christopher Evers equates...


Classic Outhouse

by Wayne Lennox

Biffy, kybo, privy. There are many words for “outhouse” but only one way to build the best: with Cottage Life’s Classic Outhouse. Award-winning cottage DIY expert Wayne Lennox provides comprehensive, step-by-step...


Smart Bunkie

by Wayne Lennox

Whether you want a bunkie as much-needed guest accommodation for friends and extended family, as a place for the kids to hide, or as an all-purpose extension of your cottage space, there are few buildings as...


Timber Frame Construction: All About Post-and-Beam Building

by Jack A. Sobon & Roger Schroeder

Timber frame construction, or post-and-beam building, is beautiful and often less expensive than the alternatives. Whether you are building a home yourself or hiring a builder, here is everything you need to...


Carter's Way: A No-Nonsense Method for Designing Your Own Super Stylish Home

by Chris Peterson, Carter Oosterhouse & Rachael Ray

Carter Oosterhouse knows how real people live and how intimidating home design can be. With his reassuring, “you can do it” attitude, he goes out of his way to show readers how to create realistic design...


The Modular Home

by Andrew Gianino

Are you thinking about buying and building a modular home or addition? This comprehensive handbook covers everything you need to know, from choosing a dealer and working with a general contractor to selecting...


Build a Classic Timber-Framed House: Planning & Design/Traditional Materials/Affordable Methods

by Jack A. Sobon

The classic timber-framed house is attractive, affordable, and easily expanded to meet the needs of a growing family. With the step-by-step instructions in this book you can build your own timber-framed house...


Everything You Need to Know about Building the Custom Home: How to Be Your Own General Contractor

by John Folds

More and more people are foregoing and aggravations of hiring a general contractor and opting to oversee their own homebuilding projects.


Early Mexican Houses: A Book of Photographs and Measured Drawings

by George W. Rustay, G. Richard Garrison & David Gebhard

Here is a wonderful collection of houses from the days of Mexico's viceroys, presented in this handsomely illustrated book. Every aficionado of architecture or home design will find the patios, window designs,...


Spanish Colonial or Adobe Architecture of California: 1800-1850

by Revel Edwards, Donald R. Hannaford & David Gebhard

In California, authentic Spanish colonial houses were built with local materials, using the traditions of both Spanish and New England settlers. This book gives architects, home builders and historians a chance...


Quintessentially Living

by Nathalie Grainger

Quintessentially Living is a collection of some of the finest and most exciting home interiors companies, manufacturers and selected designers. Covering all areas of luxury living; from full turnkey design solutions...


Building Today's Green Home

by Art Smith

Make Your Green Home a Reality!

The modern dream home is practical, but doesn't sacrifice quality, and uses sustainable and easily maintained building materials. Building the right-sized green home involves...


Be Your Own House Contractor: Save 25% Without Lifting a Hammer

by Carl Heldmann

While building a home is not a simple task, expert Carl Heldmann shows that it is not as complicated as one might believe. With his sound advice, readers can act as their own house contractor and save a quarter...


The Organized Kitchen: Keep Your Kitchen Clean, Organized, and Full of Good Food-And Save Time, Money, (and Your Sanity) Every Day!

by Brette Sember

An organized kitchen is the salvation every busy cook needs! You'll save yourself time, money, and stress—all while whipping up delicious, healthy meals your family and friends will love.

From aprons to zesters,...