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|Woven with rich, jewel-like colors and intricate symbols, tribal rugs have a timeless quality that fits into any decor. A handmade rug adds comfort and pulls a room together. This is the story of Persian rugs both ancient and modern. It delves into their history and manufacture, and explores their decorating potential and care. In addition, the foreword explains how to select and purchase these rugs wisely -- a major concern of North American consumers. With their vivid colors and patterns, kilims, decorating potential is not limited to the floor. They can be used as pillows, curtains, and wallhangings or to co ver tables, beds, and sofas. From the oldest known rug found in a frozen Siberian tomb to modern weaving done by women nomads and village dwellers, kilims are living art. |
ISBN: 1579590195 Date Published on 5/5/2006
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|This beautifully produced and comprehensive volume presents for the first time the depth and variety of the pictorial Persian rugs made by the villagers and nomadic tribeswomen. |
ISBN: 0905906861 Date Published on 5/5/2006
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|Valuable insights and information for new and experienced designers. Learn how colors used in a room, affect the quantity of light required; how to calculate the quantity and intensity of lamps needed; fixture spacing; creating a lighting plan and more. Authored by Michael De Luca, CKD. The original renaissance man, a licensed general contractor, award-winning kitchen and bath designer and software developer. Mike's hilarious sense of humor and infectious personality are entertaining as well as educational.|
ISBN: 1887127062 Date Published on 8/23/2006
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|Filled with more than 500 inspiring photos, the Kitchen & Bath Idea Book is the ultimate source of design ideas for creating the kitchen and bathroom of your dreams. Today’s leading designers and architects offer inspiration for everything from cabinets and countertops to faucets and fixtures, lighting and flooring, and storage and built-ins.
The kitchen is the true heart of the home, and homeowners spend a lot of time and money to make older kitchens less utilitarian and more creative, a place where people can congregate as well as cook and enjoy good food. This book helps you figure out what you really want and how to get it, whether it’s a contemporary, brushed-stainless workroom worthy of an upscale restaurant; a rustic, farmhouse-style great room with wood flooring and a couch; or an elegant, streamlined space for a small city apartment. For every style, for every budget, it's all here: new appliance technology and cabinetry, fixtures and faucets, doors and counter materials, sinks, pulls, built-ins, and bookcases. Using this idea book, you can create the kitchen of your dreams - regardless of style or budget.
The bathroom today is getting more attention than ever for its value as a personal retreat and resale enhancer. Gone are the days of garish tile and fuzzy toilet seat covers. Now bathrooms are as much about taste and style as the rest of the house. Homeowners want bathrooms to be both beautiful and functional, and manufacturers have responded with many more choices in materials and fixtures. This book covers them all, with ideas for tiny half-baths, medium-size his-and-hers, and large luxurious home spas. Specifics on ventilation, waterproofing, faucets, showers, tubs, and more give you the knowledge to create a bathroom with all your favorite features.
Two books in one, Kitchen and Bathroom Idea Book gives homeowners hundreds of ideas on how to make the hardest-working rooms in the house the most beautiful.
ISBN: 156158794X Date Published on 8/17/2006
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|It is a large industry, and it also is complicated. The function of other rooms in a house are defined by the room's furnishings, and those furnishings can be moved at will. A living room can be changed to a dinning room at any time, or a den to a home office, simply by moving the furnishings. The kitchen differs in that it must be both designed and installed. It is permanent, with permanent plumbing and wiring that must be fitted to it percisely.
Remodeling a kitchen, therefore, demands a special level of training for the designer/sales person who must combine many skills and several trades to merge the needs and budget of a client with the products and physical limitations of the space available.
ISBN: 1887127135 Date Published on 8/18/2006
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|The kitchen ranks as the #1 room to remodel. These decorating ideas finish the job!
Tours of the most stylish kitchens, from country to contemporary.
Decorative, space-saving solutions for storage, display, and work surfaces.
18 how-to decorating projects.
Inspired tips throughout.
ISBN: 0696211149 Date Published on 8/22/2006
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|Kitchen remodeling projects top the charts of home improvement projects. They can also top the budget. Now you can get big kitchen looks on a small kitchen budget.
The quick-read text focuses on no-cost or low-cost steps to improve the function and look of any kitchen without remodeling.
Easy fixes include ideas for gaining space, updating cabinetry, dressing windows, organizing storage, and decorating walls and eating areas.
More than 30 projects with step-by-step instructions and 110 tips and ideas are included along with a glossary and a guide to must-have tools.|
ISBN: 0696229714 Date Published on 8/18/2006
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|A variety of kitchen layouts demonstrate concepts of style and function. An entire chapter explaining what to look for when buying everything from flooring to fixtures ensures the reader makes informed purchases. Explains the basics of design and planning for beginners or more experienced do-it-yourselfers. A real-world installation project covers the entire process.|
ISBN: 0696217449 Date Published on 8/21/2006
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|John Drieman, the former publisher of Best Kitchens & Baths magazine, has teamed up with renowned interior photographer Nancy Elizabeth Hill to write the first truly different kitchen design book of the 21st Century. This copiously illustrated, forward-looking guide captures all the groundbreaking changes in the way we think of, and use, this important room. These kitchens are bigger, often incorporated into a family’s main living space, and include a multitude of distinct work centers. Drieman explains exactly how to create such a room, with advice on planning and budget; adding the latest appliances, countertops, and cabinetry; and making the space seem either bigger or cozier. The book’s entire second half takes readers on a photographic tour of 20 unique kitchens ranging from country casual to high tech.|
ISBN: 1402732244 Date Published on 8/23/2006