Whether it's a leaky faucet or redecorating a room, the Library has the information to make any home project successful. Below are local resources and websites that will assist your needs.
Books for Adults
Plants for dry climates : how to select, grow, and enjoy
by Duffield, Mary Rose
This is the revised resource for choosing and tending plants that grow in hot climates.
Books for Teens
Super suite : the ultimate bedroom makeover guide for girls
by Montano, Mark.
The makeovers of fifteen bedrooms of real girls, each chapter includes an interview, before and after shots, and step-by-step instructions for completing the inexpensive projects, and a comprehensive resource guide!
Books for Older Children
The kids´ building workshop
by Robertson, J. Craig
15 woodworking projects for kids and parents to build together
Books for Younger Children
Roots, shoots, buckets & boots : gardening together with children
by Lovejoy, Sharon
Parents and children, gardening together
More books for:
Dwellings - maintenance and repair
Answers @ Ace (http://www.acehardware.com/infohome/index.jsp?clickid=body_bspot_txt)
Ace Hardware's "How To" help center
BBCs Gardening Website
Home & Garden Television (http://www.hgtv.com/)
Information on building, remodeling, crafts, collectibles, cooking, decorating, and gardening.
Home Depot Know How (http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContentView?pn=Know_How&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053)
From Home Depot, learn how to troubleshoot an electrical problem, build a deck, install cabinet doors or lay out a garden bed, step by step.
Your online source for home improvement, remodeling, and repair information.
Sponsored by the National Gardening Association, this is a commercial website that encourages children's gardening activities
National Gardening Association (http://www.garden.org/home)
A non-profit organization dedicated to plant-based education
Southern Nevada Water Authority Water Smart Landscapes (http://www.snwa.com/html/land_index.html)
You can earn $1.50 for every square foot of grass converted to a water-smart landscape, with no cap on maximum square footage. Apply for our Water Smart Landscapes program.
The commercial website for the PBS show
A California website dedicated to low-water landscaping
Desert Demonstration Gardens (Gardens at the Springs Preserve) (http://www.springspreserve.org/attractions/gardens.html)
333 S. Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89193
Visit the Desert Demonstration Gardens to gather ideas for your landscape. There's something new and in bloom every season.
Gardening in Las Vegas (http://www.reviewjournal.com/home/gardening/)
Linn Mills, a professor emeritus for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, offers gardening tips for people living in the Las Vegas Valley, a hot, dry desert area with special needs.
Las Vegas Rose Society (http://desertoasis.net/lvrs/index.html)
Information for growing roses in Las Vegas. It's easier than you think!
Las Vegas Valley Water District Rebates and Programs (http://www.lvvwd.com/conservation/ws_rebates.html)
Find out more about saving water and money at the same time!
Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada (http://www.unce.unr.edu/programs/sites/mastergardener/southern/)
Master Gardener Program
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Service
2345 Red Rock Street, Suite100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
The Master Gardener Program provides home gardeners horticultural with information.
A Million Solar Roofs (http://www.millionsolarroofs.org/)
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to moving renewable energy resources into the marketplace.
Nevada's page in DSIRE - the Database for Incentives for Renewable Energy. Save money and fuel!
Improving your home to reduce energy costs will make your home more comfortable and help protect the environment.
Federal Citizen Information Center - Housing (http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/results.tpl?id1=17&startat=1&--woSECTIONSdatarq=17&--SECTIONSword=ww)
Government publications to help you buy, sell, or maintain your home.
Home Improvement (http://www.hud.gov/improvements/index.cfm)
Tips from HUD on how to do it, and how to get help to make it happen!
Home Sweet Home Improvement (http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/products/pro20.shtm)
Tips from the FTC to make your home improvement project run smoothly.
United States National Arboretum (http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/)
All sorts of useful gardening information, and information about national gardening resources.