Have you ever longed for a second home, a place to head out to for the weekends or for a little vacation? The book I’m sharing today is one I purchased back in January 2008 when I was right in the middle of adding two porches to my home: a small front porch and a screened-in porch. It must have been the wonderful porch on the cover that drew me in, well that and all the great reviews.
In the BNOTP Library: Second Home: Find Your Place in the Fun
Author: Better Homes and Gardens
3 Things I Like About This Book:
- So many great second homes to enjoy in this book including beach homes, lake houses, log homes and cozy, mountain cottages. This book may be a compilation of some of the best homes featured in Better Homes and Gardens up to the time when it was published because every home is magazine worthy.
- Pictures are wonderful! A few of the rooms may feel a bit outdated but the vast majority are timeless and perfect. You’ll find warm, cozy cabin with fabulous rock fireplaces and cabin decor. You’ll also find plenty of white wicker, some amazing kitchens, and quite a few screened porches and outdoor spaces. The gardens are lovely, too!
- This book also contains a lot of practical advice about deciding where and how to buy a second home, choosing one that’s right for your budget and tips about renting out a home when you’re not there. At the very back of the book there’s a section where “Sites and Sources” are listed. Many of the shops listed are still in business today; I recognize their names.
You can read more about this book and preview it at Amazon, where I normally buy my books here: Second Home: Find Your Place in the Fun
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