This easy to understand, step-by-step guide is clear enough for even a novice to understand, Even if you hire a contractor to build you home, this book will greatly help you understand the process. From shopping for a piece of land to getting a loan to dealing with a contractor, the Smiths' advice covers everything about building a home. The authors advise on getting organized and tackling the hardest parts of the process step by step. Included are valuable lists, charts, ideas and questionnaires. Also, how to shop around for bargains and minimize costs room by room.
A revised edition of a best-selling work on America's consumer culture makes observations about the retail practices of other cultures, describes the latest trends in online retail, and makes recommendations for how major companies can dramatically improve customer service practices. Original.
Heloise shares the hints and tricks that have been passed down to her from her mother, the original Heloise, and adapted for today's fast-paced lifestyles. Her tested "kitcheneering" methods help readers shop economically, store foods efficiently, cook easily, and clean up effortlessly -- so they can spend more time with family and friends.
Diagnose and repair home appliances and air conditioners using the latest techniques "The book has it all...written by a pro with 40 years of hands-on repair and teaching experience...this book is like brain candy"--GeekDad (Wired.com) Fully updated for current technologies and packed with hundreds of photos and diagrams, this do-it-yourself guide shows you how to safely install, operate, maintain, and fix gas and electric appliances of all types. Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances, Third Edition provides easy-tofollow procedures for using test meters, replacing parts, reading circuit diagrams, interpreting fault and error codes, and diagnosing problems. Featuring a new chapter o...
Take the fear out of buying your first home For many, the process of buying a home for the first time can seem intimidating and overwhelming. How to Buy Your First Home is your resource for information on the subject. This book guides you through the entire process, including: Preliminaries-Renting versus buying, determining what you can afford, deciding where to live Searching for Your Home-What to look for in a home, hiring a realtor Finances-Mortgage basics, government agencies, home loans for veterans The Buying Process-Weighing your mortgage options, hiring an attorney, making an offer, inspecting and appraising your home The Future-Caring for your home and increasing the value of your ...
Ben Nicholson's work reflects the concerns of a generation educated and influenced by Daniel Libeskind and John Hejduk but establishes a highly individual search for rigor, precision, and craftsmanship in architecture. Here he analyzes the structure and form of everyday objects such as appliances and bread tags to construct the theoretical and physical framework for an Appliance House, a shelter from Sub-Urban life, a receptacle for all the forgotten objects of society. This book brings together numerous sketches, pencil drawings, color collages, and models that provide a detailed account of this unique fouryear project. Ben Nicholson is Studio Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He completed Appliance House as a Fellow of the Chicago Institute for Architecture and Urbanism.
A house spells security and comfort. It is a place for love, laughter and the joy of family life. Buying a house might be the biggest investment you ever make. It is certainly the wisest one. The price of land is rising steadily-and in the cities, steeply-and it is unlikely to depreciate. However, house-buying can be a challenge for the inexperienced. E. Jayashree Kurup, head of Content and Research at Magicbricks.com, India's leading property website, offers you a guiding hand. Here is a list of her primary checks: Identify the amount of home loan you need and how quickly you can pay it back. Choose a trusted developer and shortlist options based on affordability, property condition and social infrastructure. Survey the neighbourhood and work out security concerns; check ventilation and carpet area. Decide on the best location in terms of connectivity by rail and air, closeness to the market, hospitals and your office. Finally, work out the taxes, registration and insurance. How to Buy a House is the only guide you need to safely make your way to your dream home.