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Acrylic Decorative Painting Techniques: Discover the Secrets of Successful Decorative PaintingTotal Hits - 312  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This comprehensive book gives stroke-by-stroke instruction for successful decorative painting - the basics and beyond. All the basic decorative painting techniques are explained with easy-to-follow step-by-step demonstrations. Then more advanced techniques are demonstrated such as color blocking, wash and line work. Whatever your level of expertise, the clear three-step picture panels for each stroke and technique will help you gain the confidence and fluidity of brushstroke to create beautiful results. Take advantage of the author's extensive teaching experience in giving excellent practical advice on all aspects of decorative painting - from the application and execution of strokes, through to the useful notes on care of equipment and how to set up a workshop.
ISBN: 0891347836   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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Adding Character with Architectural Details (Better Homes and Gardens)Total Hits - 3729  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (16)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Homeowners get an overview of the elements of character and an understanding of how to add these elements to rooms in their homes.

Dozens of striking photographs offer ideas for irresistible charm, comfort, style, and visual pizzazz.

Room-by-room options add built-in character, including beds, window seats, bookcases, front-entry benches, mantels, and fireplaces.

Easy decorating and remodeling techniques aid whole-house transformations or smaller projects.

Examples and advice guide do-it-yourselfers and people working with an architect or builder.

ISBN: 0696222256   Date Published on 9/15/2006
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Additions: Your Guide to Planning and Remodeling (Better Homes and Gardens)Total Hits - 380  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (5)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Leads readers from the dream stage through execution of their own additions project.

Includes information on where to shop for materials and how to work with design and building professionals.

120 gorgeous color photos of additions—from small dormers to entire second stories—will inspire readers with beautiful designs and help them visualize their own successful remodeling projects.

“Don’t Do That!" tips throughout the book help readers avoid planning and design pitfalls.

Sidebars offer quick-to-read basics, such as: "The Top Ten" elements of a good floor plan and the "Money-Saver Top Ten" tips for keeping costs in line.

Questionnaires guide readers through their own planning stages.

Question-and-answer segments offer solutions to common problems.

ISBN: 0696206358   Date Published on 9/15/2006
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Adirondack Home Total Hits - 586  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The design and decor of the Adirondacks are forever linked to our modern idea of vacation living and outdoor relaxation. But they are also home to a rich interior design style focused on handcrafted furniture and rustic accessories. From cabins to great camps and everything in between, rustic expert Ralph Kylloe leads a personal tour of fifteen Adirondack homes, including boathouses, riverside cabins, and grand historical great camps such as Top Ridge. He also explores a variety of interpretations of the Adirondack style--from traditional to contemporary--and includes a detailed resource section that facilitates re-creating the Adirondack look in any region of the country.
ISBN: 1586853104   Date Published on 5/29/2006
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Adobe Houses for Today: Flexible Plans for Your Adobe HomeTotal Hits - 406  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (8)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
ADOBE HOUSES FOR TODAY features 12 plans for compact, beautifully-proportioned adobe homes in modern and traditional styles. Yet the book offers much more. The richly illustrated text shows how the basic houses, designed for today's smaller families, can be as flexible as a set of building blocks. Intriguing drawings demonstrate how readers can expand and adapt the plans to fit their own budgets, family sizes, style preferences, and building sites.

After a brief look at adobe's rich history, ADOBE HOUSES FOR TODAY surveys adobe's advantages as a building material. Next, readers take an eye-opening tour through the facts and fantasies of energy conservation. Then, the heart of the book illustrates the basic and expanded versions of the plans, using them as examples of design techniques that increase livability and control costs in any house. The book also explains site requirements, adobe construction, and estimating basics with an adobe house that "assembles itself." ADOBE HOUSES FOR TODAY and its associated construction drawings are valuable, enjoyable tools not only for those buying, building, or remodeling a house, but also for contractors, drafters, drafting teachers, and real estate professionals.

ISBN: 0865343209   Date Published on 10/24/2006
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Advances in Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Technology-3Total Hits - 1339  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (20)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Technology
ISBN: 0963799320   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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Affordable Home Design : Innovations and RenovationsTotal Hits - 278  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

One of our most important requirements as humans is the dwelling. Designing a home is thus one of the most important challenges architecture has to deal with. On the one hand, architects must create homes that guarantee with the highest of quality the wellbeing and comfort of their inhabitants. On the other hand, architects must learn how to manage a client's limited budget by reducing costs without affecting the quality of the final result.

Affordable Home Design showcases a wide array of solutions to this same architectural challenge of good design and structure on a budget. The projects featured include extensions of houses and apartments already in existence, ecological housing design, sustainable and structurally cost-effective homes, and new buildings in strictly coded conservation zones. Through more than 250 full-color photographs, this essential book reveals how today's architects are able to adapt to the necessities of a more affordable budget when approaching the always exciting necessity of designing a home.

ISBN: 0060589086   Date Published on 7/10/2006
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Affordable Home Plans: 200 Best Buys 25 Super Affordable Homes Total Hits - 329  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
One of the powerful forces shaping today's home-building industry is a growing need for more affordable housing. From starter homes for young couples to scaled-down houses for empty-nesters, high-value, low-cost housing is ever more in demand. One of the best ways to maximize your home-building dollars is to build from a house plan that's designed to be attainable - a home that has all the amenities but is scaled down in size and planned for affordable construction. Every house plan in this book helps you do just that.
ISBN: 0376011874   Date Published on 10/24/2006
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Albert Hadley : The Story of America's Preeminent Interior DesignerTotal Hits - 3232  |  Hits Today - 1 Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Here, in his own words, is the first complete look at the career of Albert Hadley, legendary interior designer. A lavishly illustrated celebration of more than half a century of stunning interiors work, the book explores Hadley's personal and professional influences. It traces the path of a career that brought him into contact with all of the major figures in twentieth-century design.
ISBN: 0847827429   Date Published on 11/4/2011
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Alberto Pinto Bedrooms Total Hits - 1077  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Alberto Pinto is among the most celebrated interior designers at work today and is known primarily for his highly creative use of color and texture to achieve the effect of unparalleled opulence. Here, Pinto turns his attention to intimate and personal spaces. Pinto succeeds in giving each of the forty bedrooms in this book his unequaled touch of grandeur while evoking its owner's personality. Under Pinto's direction, the bedroom becomes a fantasy-like oasis adorned with water elements, fine damasks, gorgeously colored mosaics, fancy brocades, or neo-classical columns. The resulting rooms are contemporary bedrooms—some more appropriately described as suites rather than single rooms—from Europe and North America that evoke a spectrum of classical styles updated for the finest in twenty-first century living.Alberto Pinto's bedrooms are spaces that are grand and yet intimate. Each one will be an inspiration to anyone who is designing or redecorating a bedroom.
ISBN: 0847827917   Date Published on 9/1/2006

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