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Foundations & Concrete Work

Foundation work is not the glamorous side of home building. It is hard, dirty work. But it's also the work upon which all other work rests, and so a good foundation is critical to every home. No source of knowledge on foundations and concrete work is better respected or more widely followed than that provided by the authors of "Fine Homebuilding" magazine.This latest edition from the editors of ...

Small Houses

So long McMansions and rambling square footage…small homes are in! Easier to maintain and more affordable in hard economic times, small houses are gaining popularity in the housing market after nearly 60 years of trending up in size. Small Houses capitalizes on this shift with an all-new collection of small houses from Fine Homebuilding magazine. The featured writers, well-respected authors in ...

Built-Ins and Storage

Bathroom Remodeling

Smart remodeling decisions start here. Get the bathroom you’ve always wanted and get a solid return on your investment. Written by and for working professionals, Bathroom Remodeling is your roadmap to tackling the typical challenges of bath makeovers, getting the most for your dollar, and adding value to your home. Be prepared – learn from the best in the business. Totally updated and expanded, ...

Windows & Doors

Windows and Doors contains the best field-tested residential construction and remodeling information available for professional builders, remodelers, and homeowners who want real pro advice. Inside these covers is the information you need to spec, install, replace, or repair windows and doors. From simple jobs to more complicated ones, this book from the editors of Fine Homebuilding magazine ...

Building Additions

Carpentry

Carpentry covers every important facet of residential carpentry, from framing the mudsills, walls, floors, ceilings and roof to building stairs, cabinets and other built-ins, as well as basic finish carpentry skills such as interior trim carpentry and exterior siding. For builders and remodelers, Carpentry has the best field-tested advice, tips, techniques and instruction on the most common ...

Cabins & Cottages and Other Small Spaces

Bigger doesn't always mean better. Especially when it comes to your mortgage payment.  Unfortunately the recent real estate crisis taught us that important lesson. Cabins & Cottages: and Other Small Spaces will inspire you to think smaller and smarter. Think small! With each turn of the page you'll be captivated by gorgeous photographs of inspiring, exciting small spaces. In this collection from ...

Framing Floors, Walls & Ceilings

All new...completely updated best-seller: Framing Floors, Walls & Ceilings. With a fresh new design and the latest, up-to-the-minute content, this edition more than lives up to its billing as part of the For Pros By Pros series. Loaded with essential field-tested information from working pros it’s the go-to resource for pros and serious non-pros, covering all this and more: Construction ...

All New Building Decks

All pros on deck in the completely new edition of All New Building Decks. It’s the ideal time to start thinking about your deck – either the one you already have that you want to fix up, or the one that you’ve been dreaming of building. Either way, All New Building Decks – the hot-off-the-press new edition of the bestselling favorite – will walk you through the steps, materials, and do’s and ...

Framing Roofs

This essential reference for pros and passionate amateurs is back with a fresh design and updated content. Written by respected builders from all over America, this extensive revision collects all the latest roof framing articles from the pages of Fine Homebuilding magazine -- from cutting rafters and framing roof valleys to building dormers and working with roof trusses. The contributors offer ...

Kitchen Remodeling

All-new edition keeps you up-to-date! In the ever-evolving world of remodeling, it's important to keep on top of current issues - and that's easy with the newest edition of Kitchen Remodeling, from the editors of Fine Homebuilding. It focuses on the latest ideas and what it takes to renovate a kitchen of any size or shape, on any budget. For Pros by Pros - the resource for builders and serious ...

Tiling

Relatively affordable as DIY projects go, tiling is also one of the most popular among homeowners. New tile can cover a multitude of sins and transform a space from tiny entry to spacious kitchen - in a matter of hours, if it's done properly. This book presents all of the information needed to take on a tiling project from start to finish, including planning and layout, installation, and upkeep ...

Siding, Roofing, and Trim

Details, details, details …they’re what make the exterior of your home stand out from the crowd. This new edition of Siding, Roofing, and Trim—the latest installment in the FOR PROS BY PROS series from the editors of Fine Homebuilding—provides you with all the expert advice and instruction you need to choose, install, and detail these three main parts of your home’s exterior. Among the many ...

Cabinets, Vanities, and Countertops

Add significant value to your home, with more bang for your buck, by renovating and remodeling your kitchen or bathroom space. Cabinets, Vanities, and Countertops is the must-have source of builder-tested techniques to help you remodel with confidence. Learn professional methods and tips to build and install high-quality, durable, and cost-efficient cabinets, vanities, and countertops with a ...