Tuesday, October 17, 2006

House book excerpt

Resources: Print

Along with our non-stop house browsing, we read a lot of books, magazines, and pamphlets. Books included Classic Cracker: Florida's Wood-Frame Vernacular Architecture; Basic Masonry Illustrated; The Home Owner's Diary: What Was Done and When We Did It; Your Home: Buying, Selling, Building, Remodelling; Norm Abram's New House; The Impecunious House Restorer (how to buy, restore, etc.); How to Find Your Ideal Country Home: Ruralize Your Dreams; and various house plan books. Magazines included New Home: Planner and Buyer's Guide; Kitchen and Bath Custom Planner, Fine Home Building, Old House Interiors, Home Products Guide, Kitchens & Baths (Woman's Day), Home Plan Ideas, Build It! Ultra, Building Ideas for Your Home (Better Homes & Gardens), and a lot more. (Go to the library and bookstores.) Pamphlets included Cooling Your Home Naturally, Efficient Air Conditioning, Sunspace Basics. (from the Department of Energy)

Resources: Online

HGTV: http://hgtv.com

Home Ideas: http://www.homeideas.com

Hometime: http://www.hometime.com

Kitchens & Baths: http://www.kitchen-bath.com

Living Home: http://www.livinghome.com

Wood Floors: http://www.woodfloors.org

From Building a Cool House for Hot Times without Scorching the Pocketbook: Barnes & Noble.com - Books: Building a Cool House for Hot Times Without Scorching the Pocketbook, by Joy V. Smith, Paperback


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