Love the House You’re In: 40 ways to improve your home and change your life by Paige Rien
It seems like there’s a cottage industry based around people who don’t like the house they bought (I tried watching Love it or List it but the hosts annoyed me so much I couldn’t stand it). This book offers a guide to assessing your home and explores ideas for making improvements. The content covers home improvement considerations including resale value, municipal codes and requirements, planning for your family’s future, and so on. It looks at that type of big picture but also gets to the nitty-gritty of choosing durable fabrics and paint colors. This book refers often to finding inspiration in magazines and online, but does not provide that kind of visual help itself, keeping strictly to the informational content.