Products & Resources for Home Owners
Our how-to guides and cost estimating references aren't just for construction pro's. Home owners will find plenty of useful resources here.
I'm a homeowner trying to renovate a 208 year old house. The Craftsman books were a godsend!
Current labor and material prices for home improvement projects. Provides manhours for each job, recommended crew size, and the labor cost for the removal and installation work. Material prices are current, with location adjustment factors and free quarterly software updates on the Web. Gives step-by-step instructions for the work, with helpful diagrams, and home improvement shortcuts and tips from an expert.In stock
Starting at: $44.37
67th Annual Edition - Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material, the labor cost to install the material and a total "installed" cost. For those jobs where you can't rely on your past experience to estimate, rely on the prices in this national standard of construction costs to get you safely in the ballpark. Every cost is carefully described. It even provides suggested crew sizes, and equipment rates.In stock
Starting at: $43.75
Current prices and detailed descriptions for hard-to-find items needed on most insurance, repair, remodeling, and renovation jobs. All items include labor, material, and equipment breakouts. Includes many reinstall/salvage cost estimates, hundreds of sample product images and unique architectural items. FREE BONUS: Includes immediate access to the companion software download while your book is in the mail.In stock$89.50
Wiring a House: 5th Edition, is a must-have reference on home wiring for homeowners, electricians, and apprentices. You'll find all the information is updated to the latest electrical code and contains significant revisions that impact residential work
Written by a master electrician with nearly 40 years of experience. Contains 350 full-color photographs and 120 instructive illustrations.In stock$24.95
Master carpenter Tom Law shares his techniques for smooth and accurate cabinet installation – how to adjust the fit of drawers and doors, shimming techniques to level cabinets, installing hardware, and more.
If you've ever wanted to feel confident about installing kitchen cabinets and countertops, you should see this 48-minute video.In stock$19.95
Build artistic custom concrete floors, cabinets, countertops, sinks, dividers, fireplaces, mantlepieces and more. In this four-color book you'll learn how to custom design, pour, finish, and seal one-of-a-kind custom interior and exterior floors.
Includes information on admixtures, crack control, custom finishes, self-leveling compounds, and reinforcement techniques. Shows how to apply inlays, linework, and stamps and finishes to concrete floors.In stock$32.00