The cupboards are overflowing, the linen closet holds towels and tools, and your once tidy family room might as well come with a ringmaster. But that's called living, right? Wrong! Marni Jameson is here to prove that you can turn a hectic home into a havenand do so without being voted off the island. With chapters such as “Kids are GreatThey Only Dismantle Your Home One Piece at a Time,” you'll laugh as you learn whether to opt for solids or patterns; what constitutes “indestructible flooring”; how to organize your house from top to bottom; and how to decorate so home appeal goes up and blood pressure goes down.
House of Havoc is that indispensable guide for making the most of the house you have without driving everyone around you nuts.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Marni Jameson is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, and serial home improver who writes regularly for the Los Angeles Times, Woman's Day, and other publications. She lives with her family in Colorado.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was such an enjoyable read -- laugh out loud funny with lots of useful tips. I refer back to it often.
A no nonsense book with lists of ideas on a simplified life
This book was OK. She had a good voice, but I didn't really get all that much useful information out of it. Could be that I'm reading too many of these books lately and they all seem to say the same things.
Besides being hilarious, this book has sooooooo many great ideas! I'm reading the book for enjoyment but have flagged a dozen pages for future use of her clever, cost-saving and potentially beautiful projects. I can't wait to jump in!