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BISAC Subject Headings List, House and Home

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If you need more information on how to select a BISAC code go to our, we have a page that walks you through the process. If you can't find the code you're looking for please go back and review other Major Subjects to find an alternate code or use our Suggestion Form to suggest revisions to the next version of the list.

Step 2: Determine the specific term which describes your book. An asterisk (*) denotes a heading that is new for the 2019 Edition.


Use subjects in this section for works aimed at nonprofessionals.  For historical works and/or works aimed at architects or design professionals, use subjects in the ARCHITECTURE section.  For works concerning the technical or trade aspects of construction, use subjects beginning with "TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction".

Use "HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / Carpentry” for works dealing mainly with large-scale household projects and use "CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Woodwork" for works on small-scale woodworking aimed at hobbyists.

HOM000000   HOUSE & HOME / General

HOM019000   HOUSE & HOME / Cleaning, Caretaking & Organizing

                      HOUSE & HOME / Contracting see TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Contracting

HOM003000   HOUSE & HOME / Decorating & Furnishings

HOM004000   HOUSE & HOME / Design & Construction

HOM005000   HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / General

HOM001000   HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / Carpentry

HOM006000   HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / Electrical

HOM012000   HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / Masonry

HOM014000   HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / Plumbing

HOM024000   HOUSE & HOME / Energy

HOM026000   HOUSE & HOME / Entertainment Systems *

HOM020000   HOUSE & HOME / Equipment, Appliances & Supplies

                      HOUSE & HOME / Estimating see TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Estimating

HOM009000   HOUSE & HOME / Hand Tools

HOM011000   HOUSE & HOME / House Plans

HOM010000   HOUSE & HOME / Maintenance & Repair

HOM025000   HOUSE & HOME / Moving & Relocation

HOM013000   HOUSE & HOME / Outdoor & Recreational Areas

HOM015000   HOUSE & HOME / Power Tools

HOM016000   HOUSE & HOME / Reference

HOM017000   HOUSE & HOME / Remodeling & Renovation

HOM021000   HOUSE & HOME / Security

HOM023000   HOUSE & HOME / Small Spaces

HOM027000   HOUSE & HOME / Smart Home *

HOM022000   HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

Please note that the BISAC Subject Headings List is governed by the following copyright notice. © 2019, Book Industry Study Group, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this list or any attached documents may be distributed or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without the express permission of the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.


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