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Rental Style - The Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Apartment or Small Home (Hardcover): Chelsey Brown Rental Style - The Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Apartment or Small Home (Hardcover)
Chelsey Brown; Foreword by Kimberly Duran
R549 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R98 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Must-Have Guide for Renters and Small-Space Dwellers Rental Style, which doubles as a decor piece and handy design guide, shows readers how to decorate and organize small, rented spaces on a budget. The book will cover all home development stages from searching for a rental home to decorating and organizing it. Many people are reluctant to design their spaces due to renter restrictions, which leaves homes bland and boring. Rental Style will erase that unease and demonstrate how you can turn a rented space into a home using temporary, creative tricks that won't drive landlords crazy. Rental Style will demonstrate how to "renovate" a rental through clever design and budget-friendly tips and hacks on the following topics: Beating the stress of finding a home Items to switch out when moving into a rental Furniture to invest in when living in a small home Decorating to maximize small spaces Myths many renters believe Removable products meant for renters Incorporating more seating into your smaller home Combating limited storage Ways to "renovate" a rental kitchen Hosting in a very small home And more! The budget and time-friendly tools, tips, and advice in this book will give readers the ability to stand out among the rest and revamp their rental spaces!

Life Skills - How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform Cpr, and Everything in Between (Paperback): Julia Laflin Life Skills - How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform Cpr, and Everything in Between (Paperback)
Julia Laflin
R305 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R45 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wood Plank Projects - 30 Simple and Creative DIY Decor Ideas for Your Home and Garden (Paperback): Carrie Spalding Wood Plank Projects - 30 Simple and Creative DIY Decor Ideas for Your Home and Garden (Paperback)
Carrie Spalding
R361 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R106 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Personalize your indoor and outdoor spaces with beautiful, rustic, reclaimed wood pieces. Want to make a statement in your home? Look no further than the humble yet versatile wood plank! Reclaim, recycle, and repurpose wood planks to create unique, stylish home decor pieces that are guaranteed to bring warmth and beauty into your living spaces-all on a budget! Featuring thirty DIY tutorials for both indoors and outdoors, Wood Plank Projects includes simple beginner projects that will be ready in an hour, as well as larger and more impressive pieces-with step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs. Find projects for every room in the house, from rustic photo frames and farmhouse clocks to outdoor benches and reclaimed tabletops. Learn to make: Colorful Vintage Sign Weathered Wood Plank Wall Scrap Wood Sunburst Mirror Curvy Wooden Headboard Wood Plank Garden Planter Box Modern Farmhouse Barn Door And more! You'll also find tips for choosing the right wood, finding inexpensive reclaimed materials, and using paint and stain to give new wood a weathered look or a perfect finish. Be inspired and create your own beautiful, handmade wood plank decor!

Planning Social Events - A Beginners Guide (Paperback): Debi Braasch Planning Social Events - A Beginners Guide (Paperback)
Debi Braasch
R319 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R55 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Shed Manual - Designing, building and fitting out your perfect shed (Hardcover): John Coupe, Alex Johnson Shed Manual - Designing, building and fitting out your perfect shed (Hardcover)
John Coupe, Alex Johnson 1
R674 R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Save R124 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The interest in sheds has grown over recent years, with 'man caves' and 'she sheds' becoming part of the garden landscape - either for hobby or office use, a summer house or a place to escape. Television shows, such as George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, along with the Shed of the Year competition have contributed to this rise in popularity. However, many of the shed books on the market have just been picture books, showing the wide variety and themes of sheds around the country/world. The Haynes Shed Manual is a practical, step-by-step guide with wide-covering advice on all aspects of planning and building sheds. Written by two shed experts, it will appeal to the enthusiastic DIYer.

Timber Frame Construction - All About Post-And-Beam Building (Paperback): Jack Sobon, Roger Schroeder Timber Frame Construction - All About Post-And-Beam Building (Paperback)
Jack Sobon, Roger Schroeder
R460 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R74 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If you have only dreamed about the beauty of building with timbers, this book will open your eyes. It will convince you that this method is not only practical today for homes and other buildings, but often is less expensive than "stick building."

Timber frame builder Jack Sobon and writer Roger Schroeder offer a book for builders as well as those wishing to have the work done for them. Here is practical how-to for both beginners and experienced carpenters who want to try this method. It offers:

The basics of timber framing.

How to design for strength and beauty.

How to combine modern tools and time-tested methods.

A starter project: How to build a 12 x 16 garden toolshed.

Dozens of illustrations and photos that make it all easy to understand.

The Metalworker's Workshop (Paperback): Harold Hall The Metalworker's Workshop (Paperback)
Harold Hall
R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When Harold Hall was Editor of Model Engineer's Workshop magazine, he was surprised by how just so many of his readers had no access to a workshop at home, or even at college. This book presents a complete guide to building or converting a workshop space and then equipping it to serve a wide range of metalworking activities including model engineering, model making, car restoration and clockmaking. It explains all the essential requirements of the workshop environment: planning, heating and lighting, condensation plus health and safety factors. It then explains in detail the choice of various tools and equipment for differing tasks so the new workshop owner can avoid making unwise purchases. The book is based on a very popular series of articles which originally appeared in the pages of Model Engineers' Workshop magazine, and which have been revised for publication in this edition.

Natural Cleaning Handbook - Homemade Hand Sanitizers, Disinfectants, Air Purifiers, and More (Paperback): Natalie Wise Natural Cleaning Handbook - Homemade Hand Sanitizers, Disinfectants, Air Purifiers, and More (Paperback)
Natalie Wise
R477 R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Save R60 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Make sanitizers, soaps, and all your personal hygiene needs to kill germs and keep you virus-free! These days, dangerous viruses can suddenly become rampant, and bacteria can adapt to become antibiotic-resistant, so we must be extra-vigilant about our health. The Natural Cleaning Handbook keeps you clean, naturally, with homemade products that are healthy for you and your family. Start with the basics and work your way into every corner of your home . . . from tile grout to shower mold, how to clean lampshades to how to clean water bottles. Germ-killing recipes for cleaning nearly every surface in your home from the carpet to stuffed animals include: Hand sanitizing spray, gel, and foam Antibacterial hand and surface wipes Air purifying spray Liquid hand soap And so much more! You'll also learn storage and organization secrets to keep your home clutter-free, how to manage your time and budget, and why some old-fashioned remedies are still the modern organic ways to keep home. Now is the time to get started.

Chicken Coops (Paperback): Judy Pangman Chicken Coops (Paperback)
Judy Pangman
R467 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R25 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Easy-to-care-for, productive, inexpensive, and full of personality, chickens are popping up in backyards throughout the country--in the suburbs, rural towns, and even on city plots. All it takes to keep a small flock is a bit of land and a properly designed coop.
Just like houses, chicken coops come in all sizes and styles to meet the needs of any chicken family. Author Judy Pangman has combed the country identifying the top chicken coop designs, from utilitarian to high-style. The result is this ultimate collection of 45 building plans that are sure to meet the needs of any chicken owner.
The featured designs include basic easy-to assemble hoop houses, A-frames, and multi-storied wooden structures, as well as larger models for small commercial farms. There are also a variety of moveable coops that can be rotated around the yard, and low-budget coops constructed from found and repurposed materials.
Pangman shares inspirational and instructive stories about the participating coop designers/ builders. Enthusiastic communities of chicken-keepers have organized chicken tours in cities such as Seattle, highlighting the fun and fantastic imagination of some coop architect/builders. There are designs echoing the house styles of the neighborhood, as well as the most contemporary trends in architecture. Building a chicken coop offers a great outlet for any would-be architect who wants to stick to the miniature, scaled-down building
A 16-page color section shows detailed photos of many of the featured coop plans, as well as some amazing kits and one-of-a-kind coops built from recyclables.
With its comprehensive building plans and chicken-laden stories, "Chicken Coops" is sure to inspire a sunny-side-up, no-yolks-barred attitude in all chicken owners who dream of building a bigger, better coop to house their flock.

Wiring: A Homeowner's Guide (Paperback): Steve Cory Wiring: A Homeowner's Guide (Paperback)
Steve Cory
R598 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R98 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Wiring repairs, replacements, and upgrades are among the most popular projects for home DIYers--and, potentially, the most fraught with risk. With an unerring emphasis on safety, wiring expert Steve Cory prepares homeowners for the most common situations they are likely to encounter and gives them the confidence to tackle their own home wiring projects. After introductory sections on understanding the residential electrical system and basic wiring techniques, projects include: replacing switches and receptacles installing lights and fans retrofitting under-cabinet lighting running cable and installing electrical boxes and more With quick tips throughout, this handy reference provides all you need to know to tackle any home wiring repair project.

Upcycling - 20 Creative Projects Made from Reclaimed Materials (Hardcover): Max McMurdo Upcycling - 20 Creative Projects Made from Reclaimed Materials (Hardcover)
Max McMurdo; Photographs by Simon Brown 1
R591 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R150 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ever thought about transforming that rusty old item in the garage into something awesome to impress your dinner guests, or fancied refurbishing the random old dining chair in the shed but don't have the tools or know-how? Discover your inner design genius, find out where to find great scrap items and learn techniques on how to transform them into great designs with this stylish eco-friendly book by Dragon's Den entrepreneur and TV presenter Max McMurdo. Step away from the chipboard and venture out of your comfort zone into a glorious world of doodles, sanding, waxing, stunning colours and the satisfaction of telling people, "I made that!" You don't have to own expensive tools or have any previous experience. Some of the projects involve only a few simple steps and can be completed within an hour, whereas others may take the best part of a weekend and combine several different materials, techniques and tools. Whichever project you choose the most important thing is to have fun and remember design is all about experimenting and learning - and not about always getting it right!

Build Your Own Earth Oven (Paperback, 3rd edition, revised, updated, and expanded): Kiko Denzer, Hannah Field Build Your Own Earth Oven (Paperback, 3rd edition, revised, updated, and expanded)
Kiko Denzer, Hannah Field; Foreword by Alan Scott
R394 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R97 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Kiko Denzer and Hannah Field, maker and baker, invite you into the artisan tradition. First, build a masonry oven out of mud. Then mix flour and water for real bread abetter than anything you can buy.a Total cost? Hardly more than a baking stone a and it can cook everything else, from 2-minute pizza to holiday fowl, or a weekas meals.
Clear, abundant drawings and photos clarify every step of the process, from making aoven mud, a to fire, and to bread. Informative text puts it all into context with artisan traditions of many ages & cultures. Beautifully sculpted ovens (by the author and readers) will inspire the artist in anyone. And the simple, 4 step recipe (based on professional and homestead experience) promises authentic hearth loaves for anyone, on any schedule.
From weekend gardeners to "simple living," back-to-the-landers; Peace Corps volunteers to neighborhood community-builders; third-graders to earth-artists of all ages, this book feeds many hungers!
a[ updated, expanded, re-written, & revised.
a[ foreword by Alan Scott, the grandfather of wood-fired ovens and artisan bread.
a[ super-insulated design holds heat longer with less wood burned.
a[ 8 pages of color photos.
a[ Plus: mobile ovens, rocket mass heaters for the home, hay-box cookers, and more.

The Home Edit - A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals (Includes Refrigerator Labels) (Paperback): Clea Shearer,... The Home Edit - A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals (Includes Refrigerator Labels) (Paperback)
Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin 2
R624 R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Save R185 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
California Bungalows of the Twenties (Paperback, New edition): Harry Leon Wilson California Bungalows of the Twenties (Paperback, New edition)
Harry Leon Wilson
R365 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R57 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Rare architects' catalog includes dozens of authentic designs. Detailed descriptions of special features, dimensions, costs, etc. 231 b/w illus.

Wiring Complete 2nd Edition - Expert Advise from Start to Finish (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Michael Litchfield, Michael McAlister Wiring Complete 2nd Edition - Expert Advise from Start to Finish (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Michael Litchfield, Michael McAlister
R598 R516 Discovery Miles 5 160 Save R82 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume is a comprehensive, authoritative, and easy to use reference for homeowners covering all home wiring situations from the most basic to advanced. The only projects not covered are those that should be left to professionals. This highly visual book focused on real world situations faced by homeowners and real world advice, including how to deal with the inevitable things that can go wrong. What is unique about this wiring guide is that it is easy to find the project and the information on how to tackle it. Intuitive finding devices and visual tables of contents make it easy to identify the material in the book relevant to the reader's situation. The authoritative advice is provided by a professional electrician and presented in text and photos by veteran home-improvement writer, Mike Litchfield.

DIY Wood Pallet Projects - 35 Rustic Modern Upcycling Ideas to Personalize Your Space (Paperback): Karah Bunde DIY Wood Pallet Projects - 35 Rustic Modern Upcycling Ideas to Personalize Your Space (Paperback)
Karah Bunde
R463 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R143 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Turn simple shipping pallets into stunning crafts for your home

With "DIY Wood Pallet Projects," you can finally personalize your space without having to spend a fortune on getting that perfect rustic chic look. Featuring 35 creative upcycling ideas, you'll transform old wood pallets into beautiful projects that will help fill your home and yard with style and personality. If you've never picked up a power tool, don't worry. The easy, step-by-step instructions guide you through the entire woodworking process as you recreate all of your favorite designs. Inside, you'll find one-of-a-kind creations like:

  • Rustic wood clock
  • Herringbone coffee table
  • Planter box with mitered corners
  • Cut-out silhouette art
  • Pallet slat backed bookcase
Complete with stunning photographs and plenty of inspiration, each of the designs in "DIY Wood Pallet Projects" will be the perfect addition to your home."
How to Fix Everything For Dummies (Paperback): Gary Hedstrom, Peg Hedstrom, Judy Ondrla Tremore How to Fix Everything For Dummies (Paperback)
Gary Hedstrom, Peg Hedstrom, Judy Ondrla Tremore
R360 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R80 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The fun and easy way to repair anything and everything around the house
For anyone who's ever been frustrated by repair shop rip-offs, this guide shows how to troubleshoot and fix a wide range of household appliances-lamps, vacuum cleaners, washers, dryers, dishwashers, garbage disposals, blenders, radios, televisions, and even computers. Packed with step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions, it's a must-have money-saver for the half of all homeowners who undertake do-it-yourself projects.

Oak-Framed Buildings (Paperback, Revised edition): Rupert Newman Oak-Framed Buildings (Paperback, Revised edition)
Rupert Newman
R676 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R217 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Oak-framed buildings are beautiful, durable and environmentally friendly. This is a practical book on the technique of timber-frame construction for carpenters, builders and aspiring self-builders, but it will also be a source of inspiration to anyone who appreciates beautiful buildings. Full-colour photographs show projects by the author and others both complete and under construction, and structural details are clearly explained both in photographs and in three-dimensional drawings. Substantial revisions bring the book fully up to date and in line with current building technology. A brief history of timber framing: Starting off; Designing frames; Structural qualities of oak; Making frames; Raising frames; The building envelope; and Finishing details.

Fire Places - A Practical Design Guide to Fireplaces and Stoves Indoors and Out (Paperback): Jane Gitlin Fire Places - A Practical Design Guide to Fireplaces and Stoves Indoors and Out (Paperback)
Jane Gitlin
R635 R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Save R98 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What more appealing scene can you conjure up on a wintry day than a pair of comfortable armchairs pulled up to a crackling fire while wisps of smoke curl from the chimney top? All your senses are in use--the sight of the flickering flames, the sound of the crackling logs, the warmth on your face, and the fragrance and taste of wood smoke. The hearth truly is the essential core of every home, whether it is an actual fireplace or merely a mantel displaying the treasures and trophies of intertwined lives. Long past the days of strictly utilitarian purpose, fireplaces and stoves are a design feature in their own right. They are available in an array of styles, sizes, and colors; offer a variety of fuel choices; and feature benefits beyond mere aesthetics, including heat and cooking. Fireplaces and heat sources are also widely found in many rooms throughout the house, including the family or living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom, as well as outdoors. And the latest innovations in fireplace and stove technologies make having one no longer an expensive proposition.
While the building market is seeing growth in the fireplace market, so too is the remodeling marketplace. In fact, many homeowners are refacing their existing fireplace, upgrading their wood fireplace to gas, or simply installing a new faux fireplace where there wasn't one before. In this book readers will find hundreds of examples of all types of indoor fireplaces--from wood to gas, freestanding, and ventless--and stoves, both wood and pellet. In addition to gorgeous photos of a full range of fireplace styles, materials, and decor for indoor and outdoor fireplaces and stoves, solid information on practical designconsiderations--maintaining a fireplace or stove, remodeling an existing fireplace, safety, converting a wood-burning fireplace to gas, and the like--are explained in detail, making this the only book on the market to offer the breadth of content on both the design and practical components of all types of the latest indoor and outdoor fireplaces and stoves. Aesthetic and practical design considerations for hearths and mantels, built-ins and storage, lighting, and accessories like screen, brooms, and bellows are also covered. A thorough glossary, resources, and index provide reference-like information.

Home Is Where You Make It - DIY Ideas & Styling Secrets to Create a Home You Love, Whether You Rent or Own (Paperback): Geneva... Home Is Where You Make It - DIY Ideas & Styling Secrets to Create a Home You Love, Whether You Rent or Own (Paperback)
Geneva Vanderzeil
R602 R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Save R97 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Nontoxic Housecleaning (Staple bound): Raleigh Briggs Nontoxic Housecleaning (Staple bound)
Raleigh Briggs
R65 R54 Discovery Miles 540 Save R11 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the Zine Archive and Publishing Project's series of DIY Academy workshops, we present to you - how to clean your house while avoiding gross and dangerous chemicals You might remember these tips as being highlights of Secret Mystery Love Shoes, but now that those are long gone, we bring them back, in all of their glory You get: a lesson about the value of DIY cleaning, basic ingredients, some sample cleaners, and various cleaners for various surfaces. What more could you ask for?

Windows and Doors - Installing, Replacing, Reparing (Paperback): "Fine Homebuilding" Windows and Doors - Installing, Replacing, Reparing (Paperback)
"Fine Homebuilding"
R489 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R76 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this book, Taunton present 21 articles from past issues of "Fine Homebuilding" magazine, - all of which deal with windows and doors-choosing them, building them, installing them, fixing them. Written by builders, these articles represent hard-won knowledge and years of experience. Because they're often called on to remodel homes, builders see first-hand what has and hasn't worked. You'd be hard pressed to find better advice than what's collected here. You'll learn techniques that yield weather-tight installation, how to choose energy-efficient units, how to install specialty doors, how to make stock windows a custom look, and more.

Bathroom Upgrades (Paperback): "Fine Homebuilding" Bathroom Upgrades (Paperback)
"Fine Homebuilding"
R593 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R186 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This completely revised and updated edition of the bestselling Bathroom Idea Book features inspirational and practical design solutions for the number one choice for a remodel indoors. A virtual designer's notebook of ideas, inspiration and information, without the high designer price tag, this will be a homeowner's first step in turning a dream bath into a real one, whether it's new construction or a remodel.

50 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens - Chicken Coops, Brooders, Runs, Swings, Dust Baths, and More! (Paperback):... 50 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens - Chicken Coops, Brooders, Runs, Swings, Dust Baths, and More! (Paperback)
Janet Garman
R406 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R125 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Owning and raising chickens doesn't have to be an expensive hobby. With imagination, simple tools, and salvaged or bargain materials, you can make everything your flock needs for their health and safety. Buying a chicken coop can be a major expense. Follow the steps provided in the book to retro fit an existing structure into a chicken palace fit for the fanciest hens. Brooders, grow out pens, and chicken runs can easily be pulled together and give your feathered family a safe place to scratch and peck. If your chickens want fun activities, create boredom busters with the directions for a chicken swing, dust bath, outdoor roosts, front porches, and resting perches. Are you planning to raise your own sustainable flock? Building a nesting box area fit for the best broody is included. You can even set up a maternity ward and brooder pen in the coop. Dropping boards to dust baths, feeding stations to first aid, read and learn the simplest ways to provide the infrastructure and fun that your chickens need to grow and thrive. After all the project building, and chores are done, treat your flock to a delicious seasonal recipe with one of the recipes included. From beak to talon, you're ready to tackle the needs of your flock with 50 DIY Projects you can create on a limited budget. Let's get started!

Creating the Not So Big House (Hardcover): Sarah Susanka Creating the Not So Big House (Hardcover)
Sarah Susanka
R897 R746 Discovery Miles 7 460 Save R151 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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 and design details illustrate this innovative philosophy.

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