Two new hardcover books from The Taunton Press provide remodelers with extensive design ideas.
In A House on the Water (224 pages), author Robert Knight focuses on six key design factors - a sense of fitting in, the experience of approach, balancing looking in and looking out, creating gracious transitions, shaping interior spaces and composing the elements - that can maximize a home's waterfront location. In Ranches: Design Ideas for Renovating, Remodeling and Building New (208 pages), M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman present more than 20 case-study ranch homes to highlight that architectural style’s design flexibility, noting that many ranches are prime for remodeling because they’re well-built and have sound foundations.
Kevin Rhodes, a construction project manager with 25 years of experience in the building trades, compiled Working Spanish: Bridging the Language Barrier, Construction Edition. The 108-page paperback from 1stBooks Library offers Spanish-to-English translations of construction phrases and tips on communicating with Spanish-speaking workers. Visit www.HousingZone.com/store to purchase any of these books.
Working Spanish also is available in electronic form from the publisher (www.1stbooks.com).