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House About It : Dream/ Design/ Dwell - KOONES SHERI

House About It

Dream/ Design/ Dwell

Paperback Published: 11th May 2004
ISBN: 9781586853778
Number Of Pages: 360
For Ages: 18+ years old

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When it comes to building or remodeling a home, it is easy to feel bombarded by the countless choices that have to be made. Now, anyone can forgo hours of research and endless footwork by picking up a copy of House About It. From doors and windows to flooring and plumbing, House About It is an all-in-one, totally empowering, homeowner's bible packed with innovative ideas and details to help increase the value, comfort and aesthetics of your home. Looking for windows that are self-washing or an elevator that runs on a vacuum? Can't decide between wood and coconut palm flooring? Want to install an outdoor fireplace? This book is concise and informative, exciting and cutting edge, and profiles countless products to build a new home from scratch or remodel an existing one.
An extensive resource section, helpful tips, and a handy notebook are included for keeping organized notes on preferences for the items reviewed along the way.
House-About It includes information you need to know on:
- Architectural Styles
- Construction Types
- Roofs
- Flooring
- Lighting
- Exterior and Interior Doors
- Mechanicals
- Environmental Health and Safety
Sheri Koones writes a regular column for Home Resource and Design Magazine as well as freelance articles for other magazines and newspapers. She enjoyed building her own dream home several years ago and, through much trial and error, now knows what should be done when building a home. Sheri earned her B.S. degree from Boston University and her M.S. degree from Columbia University. She is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Editors, the Women's Business Development Center, and the Entrepreneurial Woman's Network. She lives in her dream home in Connecticut, with her husband and children.

Introduction Top 10 List
The larger Picture
Architectural Styles
Adirondack A-Frame Bungalow
Cape Cod Chateauesque (Picturesque Eclecticism)
Craftsman Style
Federal French Colonial Style
Georgian Gothic Revival
Greek Revival
International Italianate Mission Style
Moderne or Art Moderne Style
Prairie Style
Pueblo or Adobe Style
Queen Anne Ranch Shingle Style
Spanish Colonial Stick Style
Types of Construction
Stick Building
Steel Construction
Modular Log Construction
Post & Beam/Timber Frame SIPS
Strawbale Construction
Panelized Concrete
Insulated concrete form (ICF)
Concrete Masonry
Removable forms
Precast Concrete
Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC)
Exterior Components
Roofs Roof Parts Considerations Steep Roofs
Wood Shingles & Shakes
Synthetic Roof Shingles
Naturally Weathering
Stainless Steel
With a base Coat of Steel
Stone coated steel
Terne Metal
Galvanized & Galvalum
Fiber cement shingles Low Pitched Roofs
Single Ply
Polymer-Modified Bitumen
Sprayed polyurethane foam-based roof systems (SPF)
Flat seamed metal panels
Siding Criteria for selecting Wood
Solid Wood o Boards o Wood shingle & shakes
Other Wood Sidings
MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) over plywood Vinyl
Exterior Wood Composite Paneling Vinyl Fiber Cement Sheet Metal
Painted Steel, Galvanized Steel, Galvalum
Zinc, Copper, Stainless Steel, Titanium & Tern Coated Stainless Steel
Aluminum Panels Stucco
Traditional three-coat system
Thincoat or fiber reinforced stucco (FRS)
Exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS)
Full Face Brick
Thin Brick Systems
Mortarless brick siding system
Fiber cement brick Stone
Natural Stone
Full thickness Stone
Split stone
Manufactured stone veneer (MSV)
Individual stones
Component systems
New Innovations
Windows Types of Windows
Fixed Windows
Windows that open
Casement windows
Double or single hung windows
Awning windows
Sliding windows
Hopper windows
Tilt-turn windows
Rotating windows
Jalousie windows
Clerestory windows
Transom windows
Glass Block
Projecting windows
Bay Window
Box window
Bow Window
Skylights Secondary Decisions
Glazing Options
Single, double or triple glazing
Argon and krypton gas
Types of glass
Frame Material
Divided Lites
Additional options
Energy Efficiency
New Innovations
Exterior doors
Patio doors
Entrance doors
Fire-rated doors
Garage doors
Interior Components
Flooring Criteria for selecting Hard Floors
Natural stone
Reclaimed terracotta and stone
Manufactured stone
Engineered stone
Ceramic Terra cota
Quarry Glazed Porcelain
Encaustic Photographic
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ISBN: 9781586853778
ISBN-10: 1586853775
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 11th May 2004
Publisher: Gibbs M. Smith Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.3 x 19.8  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.7