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The Latest in Home Repair

From behind the scenes to the finishing touches, these titles offer information on many aspects of home.

Boles, Jennifer
House Beautiful Fabrics for Your Home: 350 Designer Favorites
NK2115.5.F3 H68 2010
Designed to help you choose the ideal fabric for every room of your home.
Carter, W. Hodding
Flushed: How the Plumber Saved Civilization
TH6115.C37 2006
Learn the history behind all those pipes in your walls.
Martin, Lucy
The Home Lighting Effects Bible: Ideas and Know-How for Better Lighting in Every Part of Your Home
NK2115.5.L5 M37 2010
A comprehensive guide to everything about lighting that you may never have thought of—angle, color, direction, strength, and more.
Nayar, Jean
Money-Wise Makeovers: Modest Remodels and Affordable Room Redos
TH4816.N39 2010
Full of before-and-after photos, this book demonstrates actual makeovers designed for practical budget-savvy readers, and is full of money and space-saving tips.
Obolensky, Kira
Good House, Cheap House: Adventures in Creating an Extraordinary Home at an Ordinary Price
TH4811.O26 2005
The co-author of The Not So Big House offers creative options for the adventurous and budget-conscious.
Owen, David
Sheetrock & Shellac: A Thinking Person's Guide to the Art and Science of Home Improvement
TH4816.O945 2006
For those of us who have trouble seeing our home-improvement projects through to the end, we have this memoir of a New Yorker staff writer's experiences with his 200-year-old house and what's been left undone.
Susanka, Sarah With Kira Obolensky
The Not So Big House: A Blueprint For The Way We Really Live
NA7125.S872 2008
The 10th anniversary edition teaches how to live well in smaller quarters.