Author: Betsy Helmuth
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
As seen on the TODAY Show! Homeowners and renters of all means dream of having a beautiful home. With the lingering recession, many of us have less to work with but still long to live in style. Big Design, Small Budget makes luxury an affordable reality. In this DIY home decorating handbook, Helmuth reveals insider tips and her tried-and-tested methods for designing on a budget. In the past year, Helmuth has shared her affordable design advice and step-by-step approaches with millions through live teaching workshops, guest columns, television appearances, and interviews. Now, she has distilled her expertise into this practical guide. The chapters follow her secret design formula and include creating a design budget, mapping out floor plans, selecting a color palette, and accessorizing like a stylist. It’s time to start living in the home of your dreams without maxing out your credit cards. Learn how with Helmuth’s Big Design, Small Budget!
Author: Betsy Helmuth
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated
Offers information on affordable home interior design, including creating a design budget, mapping out floor plans, selecting a color palette, and accessorizing.
Author: Kyle Schuneman, Heather Summerville
Publisher: Potter Style
Presents thirty do-it-yourself projects for first-time apartment dwellers that work with limited budgets and lease requirements, and shares advice on strategies related to flea-market shopping, using colors, and implementing themes.
Author: The Writers of Wise Bread
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Filled with savvy tips on how to live, eat, shop, and have fun on a small budget, 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget is a compilation of the juiciest tips from the #1 personal finance blog WiseBread.com, including: 9 Ways to See the World For Free 12 Ways to Live Rent or Mortgage Free 6 Steps to Eliminating Your Debt Painlessly 7 Ways to Score Free Food Bulk Buying 101 10 Killer Ways to Feel Like a Million Bucks 6 Horrible Financial Products to Avoid 7 Beauty Secrets that Cost Almost Nothing 50 Ways to Get the Most Out of Health Care 12 Fabulous Frugal Party Ideas Too many frugal living books focus on the negative, throwing around words such as "sacrifice" and "responsibility" like there was a fire sale at the Boring Store. But the writers at Wise Bread believe the key to financial wellness isn't a ramen-eating, vacation-skipping, fun-depriving life. Far from it. The best way to ensure that readers will stick to a budget is to help them create a lifestyle that is as much fun as it is practical.
Author: Janet Lee
Publisher: G Arts
What? A DIY valet chair that artfully corrals coats, heels, and handbags in a compact 12 square inches? Rubber garage tiles-to-go that bring sexy back to a tired old kitchen floor in one click? A folding herringbone fireplace liner designed a la Popsicle(R) sticks? Decorate This, Not That! picks up where author Janet Lee's debut book, Decorating in a Nutshell, leaves off, as the quintessential modern, chic, budget-friendly guide to decorating and living posh, portable, and proud in pint-sized spaces. Chock full of inventive, noncommittal space-alluding decor and multifunctional storage ideas that won't hurt walls or windows, Decorate This, Not That! is in a style league of its own. A former Oprah Show producer, Lee has all the tips necessary to create an exceptional environment on a budget of time, space, and finance. She also knows how not to lose control of achieving the perfect small-space environment, and steers readers clear of these pitfalls. Assuming that small spaces will be either vertically or horizontally challenged, Lee has an abundance of plans for how to maximize space, storage, time and budget for every room. Decorate This, Not That! decodes small-space decorating into easy to digest snack-size bites for every petite room in (or out of!) the house, including an outdoor pocket garden. Written in a peppy, clear, encouraging voice with dramatic "before" and "after" photos, and bolstered by sidebars of interactive time, money, and space-saving tips, it is impossible for the decorator not to engage and succeed. One-of-a-kind DIY lighting, storage, and decor projects are clearly illustrated with step-by-step instructions and a materials list. Each project is assigned a ranking based on the amount of prep time and budget needed for completion. A full design resource guide and a list of offbeat decor outlets is included, plus a roundup of small-space tool kit essentials and patterns of one-of-a-kind wall and paint stencils.
Author: Maxwell Ryan
Publisher: Potter Style
Whether you inhabit a studio or a sprawling house with one challenging space, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, co-founder of the most popular interior design website, Apartment Therapy, will help you transform tiny into totally fabulous. According to Maxwell, size constraints can actually unlock your design creativity and allow you to focus on what’s essential. In this vibrant book, he shares forty small, cool spaces that will change your thinking forever. These apartments and houses demonstrate hundreds of inventive solutions for creating more space in your home, and for making it more comfortable. Leading us through entrances, living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms, bedrooms, home offices, and kids’ rooms, Apartment Therapy’s Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces is brimming with ingenious tips and ideas, such as: • Shifting the sense of scale through contrasting colors • Adding airiness by using transparent collections • Utilizing the area under a loft bed for a kitchen and mini-bar • Tucking an office with chic vintage doors into an unused bedroom corner In each dwelling Maxwell points out what makes the layout work and what adds style. Most of the “therapy” involves minor tweaks that can be accomplished on a limited budget, such as dividing a room with sheer curtains, turning a door into a desk, or disguising electrical boxes with art displays. An extensive resource guide, including Maxwell’s favorite websites for buying desks, open storage solutions, and much more, will help you turn even the tiniest residence into a place you are always happy to come home to. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan
Publisher: Chronicle Books
From the Web site that attracts more than 3 million unique visitors a month, this groundbreaking book features 40 homes decorated by real people. Over 400 photos show details of all sorts of abodesfrom a tiny rental in Brooklyn to a condo in San Diego to a ranch-style in Miami. Each home profile includes floor plans, detailed resource lists, and "how I did it" explanations from the renters and owners who created fresh and entirely original interiors. Edited and written by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, Apartment Therapy founder and frequent makeover expert on HGTV, this bible of accessible design ideas is the ultimate home decor book for the DIY-savvy.
Author: Ryan Shauers
Learn How to Travel Better while Traveling on a Budget To experience the freedom of long-term travel you need to either have a lot of money in your bank account or you have to cut corners and travel uncomfortably to stick to a budget. The Real Struggle is That Travel is Just Too Expensive You know you'd love to travel more, but the typical budget travel advice says you should sleep on the couches of strangers, pile into crowded "chicken" buses, or eat Top Ramen in your hostel dorm room. There has to be a better way to travel cheap over the long-term and save money. Ryan Shauers' new book "Big Travel, Small Budget" helps you look at long-term travel in a whole new way. Based on the lessons learned in nearly three years of travel, this book will show you how to save money traveling and provide you with an inexpensive path to a rich life. Introducing: "Big Travel, Small Budget - How to Travel More, Spend Less, and See the World." This book includes sections on: How much money you really need to have on hand and how long it will last you (it probably isn't as much as you think). How traveling as an overlander can be one of the most liberating (and affordable) ways to travel. How to fly around the country or around the world for pennies on the dollar. How you can move overseas, become a temporary expat, and live nearly rent free thanks to the new sharing economy. How to find lodging for weeks or even months in some of the most desirable places around the world and not pay for it.Your biggest obstacle to achieving your travel dreams (and how to overcome it).And much, much more! Each tactic outlined in this book when used by itself will provide you with a big win, but the synergistic effect when combined is where you can save not just hundreds, but many thousands of dollars. But more important than just saving money is the realization that you can finally make your travel dreams come true, even on a limited budget. It's time to stop putting off your travels for "someday" and some to-be-determined date in the future. Big Travel, Small Budget provides a simple framework that will change your perspective on how you can travel more affordably whether for a few weeks, a few months, or even longer. Scroll to the top of the page and click the "buy now" button to turn your travel dreams into your reality!
Author: David Vizard
Publisher: CarTech Inc
Readers are shown how to get the optimal machining performed, select the ideal parts, and assemble the strongest big block engine for a budget of $1,500 to $15,000.
Author: Mike Shea
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Build a cutting-edge sound studio--at a price that's music to your ears How to Build a Small Budget Recording Studio from Scratch, Fourth Edition gives you detailed plans (including 12 studio designs with 23 constructed, tested, and acoustically tuned rooms from renowned acoustician, F. Alton Everest), and other resources for making your own professional-grade recording studio. Start from scratch with techniques, practical advice, and scientific know-how that guide you on how to construct everything from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. You'll get expert recommendations on materials and equipment, how to test and adjust the finished facility for frequency response and reverberation time; mathematical formulas and simple explanations of key scientific principles; and everything else a musician, sound engineer, producer, filmmaker, or hobbyist could possibly want. Coverage includes: Plans for purpose-specific studios (residential, commercial, instructional) How each music instrument creates sound -- and how to best record acoustical instruments Testing, measurement, and how to read acoustic specifications Premanufactured acoustic remedies Noise control (from HVAC equipment and other sources) Comes with exclusive bonus online content, including mathematical equations for acoustics, reverberation, music tempo, and pitch; listings of manufacturers of acoustic materials and test equipment; directions for how to read blueprints; and much more! Go to: www.mhprofessional.com/Shea4
Author: Betsy Helmuth
Live in luxury—on a budget. Homeowners and renters of all means dream of having a beautiful home. The media makes it look so easy, but many of us have less to work with and still long to live in style. Affordable Interior Design makes luxury an affordable reality. In this DIY home decorating handbook, Helmuth reveals insider tips and her tried-and-tested methods for choosing colors, creating a gallery wall, how to use accent tables, entry benches, rugs, and more! Helmuth has shared her affordable design advice and step-by-step approaches with millions through live teaching workshops, guest columns, television appearances, and interviews. Now, she has distilled her expertise into this practical guide. The chapters follow her secret design formula and include creating a design budget, mapping out floor plans, selecting a color palette, and accessorizing like a stylist. It’s time to start living in the home of your dreams without maxing out your credit cards. Learn how with Affordable Interior Design!
Author: Holly Berkley
Publisher: Self Counsel Press
This book shows small-business owners how to cut costs so that they can adapt the same successful marketing strategies that big companies use and bring more revenue into their business.
Author: Janet Lee
Publisher: Harper Collins
A fireplace on wheels? A chandelier lit by Xerox? A shrink-wrapped designer closet? These are just a few of the more than 100 stylish and innovative projects in Janet Lee’s Living in a Nutshell: a one-of-a-kind DIY decorating guide with fresh ideas to fool the eye into seeing—and believing—that even the most cramped little lair can hold more space and glamor than just the sum its of four walls. The design maven behind livinginanutshell.com and Oprah Winfrey’s interior style producer for a decade, Janet Lee has personally handpicked a battery of clever projects for enhancing every area of a tiny living space—all are simple to do, require no craft skills, are emphatically affordable, readily portable, and big on style, so you can make these design dreams become your reality.