Maple Grove Librarian Ann Pieri Recommends Home Help Books

Six reads to a better home.

Maple Grove Librarian Ann Pieri recommends these six books full of color, pictures and great ideas for your home.

Carter’s Way: a No-Nonsense Method for Designing Your Own Super Stylish Home
Carter Oosterhouse
The HGTV host of “Million Dollar Rooms” shows homeowners how to create beautiful, functional rooms by using principles of design that center around color, space, storage, and material choice.

Carter's Way

Playful Home: Creative Style Ideas for Living with Kids
Andrew Weaving
The author presents full-page color photos of fun and imaginative children’s bedrooms and play spaces. Clever storage options for toys and books are included as well.

playful home

Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid: Your Path to Building an Energy-Independent Home
Sheri Koones
Koones promotes factory-built houses for home buyers who want to add green features, shorten building time and have a strong structure without losing any aesthetics associated with traditional construction.

Step-by-Step Home Design & Decorating
Clare Steel
Ample color illustrations paired with simple instructions guide do-it-yourselfers through every conceivable decorating project, from hanging pictures to tiling bathroom walls.

Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the 21st Century
Lloyd Kahn
Fascinating photos of 150 hand-built lodgings, all under 500 square feet, are presented along with profiles of the owners.

Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love  
Sherry and John Petersik
The popular bloggers ( encourage beginners to tackle simple, inexpensive home improvement projects.