Design & Construction Books

Last updated: January 2, 2012
  1. At Home: A Short History of Private Life
    1. At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson Published: October 4, 2011 Score: 19.9
  2. Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room-by-Room Guide to Creating a Home That Makes You Happy
    2. Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room-by-Room Guide to Creating a Home That Makes You Happy by Deborah Needleman, Sara Ruffin Costello and Dara Caponigro Published: October 14, 2008 Score: 4.76
  3. Remodeling A Basement Revised Edition (Taunton's Build Like a Pro)
    3. Remodeling A Basement Revised Edition (Taunton's Build Like a Pro) by Roger German Published: January 5, 2010 Score: 1.75
  4. Designing Your Perfect House
    4. Designing Your Perfect House by William J. Hirsch Jr. AIA Published: November 10, 2011 Score: 1.63
  5. The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live
    5. The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live by Sarah Susanka and Kira Obolensky Published: April 1, 2001 Score: 1.2
  6. Compact Cabins: Simple Living in 1000 Square Feet or Less; 62 Plans for Camps, Cottages, Lake Houses, and Other Getaways
    6. Compact Cabins: Simple Living in 1000 Square Feet or Less; 62 Plans for Camps, Cottages, Lake Houses, and Other Getaways by Gerald Rowan Published: February 5, 2010 Score: 1.17
  7. What Your Contractor Can't Tell You: The Essential Guide to Building and Renovating
    7. What Your Contractor Can't Tell You: The Essential Guide to Building and Renovating by Amy Johnston Published: January 1, 2008 Score: 1.12
  8. Building Construction Illustrated
    8. Building Construction Illustrated by Frank Ching Published: March 3, 2008 Score: 0.99
  9. Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid
    9. Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid by Marianne Cusato, Ben Pentreath, Richard Sammons and Leon Krier Published: August 2, 2011 Score: 0.9
  10. Graphic Guide to Frame Construction: Details for Builders and Designers
    10. Graphic Guide to Frame Construction: Details for Builders and Designers by Rob Thallon Published: October 1, 2000 Score: 0.66
  11. Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction (Builder's Guide)
    11. Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction (Builder's Guide) by David Johnston and Scott Gibson Published: April 1, 2008 Score: 0.6
  12. Creating the Not So Big House: Insights and Ideas for the New American Home
    12. Creating the Not So Big House: Insights and Ideas for the New American Home by Sarah Susanka and Grey Crawford Published: February 1, 2002 Score: 0.58
  13. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction
    13. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction by Andy Rae Published: October 15, 2001 Score: 0.58
  14. Creating a New Old House: Yesterday's Character for Today's Home (American Institute Architects)
    14. Creating a New Old House: Yesterday's Character for Today's Home (American Institute Architects) by Russell Versaci and Erik Kvalsvik Published: January 1, 2007 Score: 0.55
  15. A Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses
    15. A Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses by Larry Haun and Kevin Ireton Published: September 13, 2011 Score: 0.45
  16. Concrete Countertops: Design, Form, and Finishes for the New Kitchen and Bath
    16. Concrete Countertops: Design, Form, and Finishes for the New Kitchen and Bath by Fu-Tung Cheng and Eric Olsen Published: April 15, 2002 Score: 0.44
  17. Drywall: Professional Techniques for Great Results
    17. Drywall: Professional Techniques for Great Results by Myron R. Ferguson Published: January 1, 2008 Score: 0.41
  18. Treehouses of the World
    18. Treehouses of the World by Pete Nelson and Radek Kurzaj Published: November 1, 2004 Score: 0.38
  19. Apartment Therapy: The Eight-Step Home Cure
    19. Apartment Therapy: The Eight-Step Home Cure by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan Published: March 28, 2006 Score: 0.37
  20. Earth-Sheltered Houses: How to Build an Affordable... (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series)
    20. Earth-Sheltered Houses: How to Build an Affordable... (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series) by Robert L. Roy Published: March 1, 2006 Score: 0.33
  21. The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage: The Real Goods Solar Living Book
    21. The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage: The Real Goods Solar Living Book by Ianto Evans, Michael G. Smith, Linda Smiley and Deanne Bednar Published: June 1, 2002 Score: 0.29
  22. Shelves Cabinets & Bookcases
    22. Shelves Cabinets & Bookcases by Fine Woodworking and Fine Homebuilding Published: October 14, 2008 Score: 0.28
  23. Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live
    23. Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live by Sarah Susanka and Marc Vassallo Published: March 10, 2009 Score: 0.27
  24. Prefabulous + Sustainable: Building and Customizing an Affordable, Energy-Efficient Home
    24. Prefabulous + Sustainable: Building and Customizing an Affordable, Energy-Efficient Home by Sheri Koones and Robert Redford Published: April 1, 2010 Score: 0.26
  25. Staying Put: Remodel Your House to Get the Home You Want
    25. Staying Put: Remodel Your House to Get the Home You Want by Duo Dickinson Published: November 15, 2011 Score: 0.24

See also:

  1. Home Design Books
  2. Energy Efficient Home Design Books
  3. House Plans Books
  4. Fish & Shark Books
  5. CLEP Books
  6. Joe DiMaggio Biographies
  7. Women's Studies Books
  8. French Cooking, Food & Wine Books
  9. Marvel Comics & Graphic Novels
  10. Coral Reefs Ecosystems
  11. Immune Systems
  12. Catalogs & Directories
  13. Energy Efficient Remodeling & Renovation Books
  14. Biographies & Memoirs from Mid Atlantic U.S.
  15. Expert Advice Books