Organization Hacks: Over 350 Simple Solutions to Organize Your Home in No Time [EPUB]
23 February 2018, 00:50
2017 | EPUB | 34.31MB
Fix your cluttered cabinets, overflowing drawers, and messy living areas with these tips, tricks, and project ideas from Carrie Higgins, the organization expert of the Making Lemonade blog.
Carrie Higgins has made it her mission to share fresh ideas for the home on her blog Making Lemonade. In this guide she has collected her best quick fixes, innovative hacks, and DIY solutions to keep your home looking beautiful, such as:
- Using a ladder and a collection of S-hooks for additional pots and pans storage
- Attaching a binder clip to your nightstand for your phone charger so the end never falls under the bed again
- Using daylight saving time as a reminder to check the expiration date on the medications in your cabinet.
And some of her more in-depth projects include:
- DIY magnetic spice jars to keep spices on your fridge and near at hand
- Easy-attach baskets for storing bath toys for the little ones
- A foolproof travel packing grid for quick and easy getaways
With Organization Hacks, you can get your house in order and turn your home from a hoarding nightmare into a clutter-free paradise!
The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse: How to Design and Build a Net-Zero Energy Greenhouse [EPUB]
23 February 2018, 00:00
2016 | EPUB | 22.05MB
Fresh, local nutrient-dense fruits vegetables are hard to find in winter in cold climates. Growing warm-weather crops like tomatoes, bananas, avocados, and other perennials is nearly impossible using conventional structures. The solution for millions of backyard and small-scale commercial growers is self-heating solar greenhouses.
The Year-round Solar Greenhouse is the one-stop guide to designing and building greenhouses that harness and store energy from the sun to create naturally heated, lush growing environments even in the depths of winter, covering principles of solar greenhouse design and siting, glazing material properties and selection, controlling heat loss, ventilation, and construction methods. Additionally, an in-depth section covers sustainable ways of heating the greenhouse without fossil fuels, including using thermal mass and storing heat underground with a ground to air heat exchanger.
Variations include attached solar greenhouses, earth sheltered greenhouses, plus integrating hydroponics and aquaponics. More than a dozen case studies from across North America provide inspiration and demonstrate specific challenges and solutions for growing year-round in any climate.
Grow your own food, anytime, anywhere using the power of the sun!
The Less Is More Garden: Big Ideas for Designing Your Small Yard [EPUB]
15 February 2018, 00:01
2018 | EPUB | 54.28MB
“Gives homeowners solid ideas to help transform small gardens into a personalized, thoughtful, and unique destinations.” —Gardenista
Small space, big solutions
When it comes to gardens, bigger isn’t always better. A smaller space requires fewer plants and less time to design, install, and maintain. The Less Is More Garden shows you how to take advantage of every square foot of space. Designer Susan Morrison offers savvy tips to match your landscape to your lifestyle, draws on years of experience to recommend smart plants with seasonal interest, and suggests hardscape materials to personalize your space. Inspiring photographs highlight a variety of inspiring small-space designs from around the country. With The Less Is More Garden, you’ll see how limited space can mean unlimited opportunities for gorgeous garden design.