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|The bathroom today is getting more attention than ever from homeowners, as they realize 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. People want them 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 readers the knowledge they need to create the bathroom they've always wanted. Taunton's New Bathroom Idea Book gives homeowners hundreds of ideas about how to make one of the most necessary rooms in the house one of the most enjoyable. |
ISBN: 1561586439 Date Published on 9/2/2006
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|The bedroom is the domestic area designated for absolute repose. Today, one of the most common trends in bedroom design is the absence of unnecessary elements that inhibit our ability to rest and the presence of simple forms and diaphanous spaces. One of the challenges consists of integrating the bedroom into new kind of living spaces generated by evolving social patterns, such as lofts, small studios, and etcetera. The implementation of light – both natural and artificial – is also of major importance in creating pleasant and intimate spaces. For this reason, some of the most interesting bedrooms displayed in this book have focused their architectural interventions around this objective. |
ISBN: 3937718168 Date Published on 9/4/2006
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|Do-it-yourself home projects have become a national pastime, and nothing satisfies that urge more then creating built-ins. The fact that they are a permanent part of a house makes it more critical that they be done with as much skill and imagination as possible. That's where the New Built-Ins Idea Book comes in. Written by Sandor Nagyszalanczy, a former senior editor of Fine Woodworking magazine and an acknowledged expert in the field, this illustrated guide shows step-by-step how to create built-ins that are both practical and appealing. Here are hundreds of design ideas for projects for every room of the house, including kitchens, bathrooms, libraries, kids' spaces, dining rooms, bedrooms, and the increasingly popular media spaces. The book shows a wide range of possibilities for incorporating built-ins, from niches to bookcases to spaces that replace those stacks of clothing in the closet. Complete coverage of materials, lighting, color, and hardware, along with careful, comprehensible drawings and photographs, is included. |
ISBN: 1561586730 Date Published on 9/4/2006
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Everything today's couples need to know to decorate their new home. Special 72-page bonus section addresses all the issues newlyweds face as they set up and merge households. Checklists, quizzes and smart ideas for budgeting, prioritizing purchases, and getting the most benefit from a gift registry.
ISBN: 069622884X Date Published on 5/31/2006
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|New England is as much a feeling as it is a region. It's Cape Cod clambakes in the summer, apple-picking in Maine come fall, snug Vermont inns in the winter, and the colorful, blooming gardens of the spring. Organized by season and anchored by authentic, classic New England houses, this book will show the real New England, capturing the experience of each place: its people, culture, history, and houses.|
With more than 200 color photographs of New England's most picturesque homes and getaways, New England Style will be the book that every New Englander worth his salt will proudly display in his living room, inn, or Nantucket cottage. With its homespun personalities and favorite New England activities and recipes, the book is perfect for every New England native-and anyone who just wants to bring a bit of it home with them. A resource section will provide information on New England's great inns, restaurants, activities, and events.
ISBN: 0847825833 Date Published on 9/4/2006
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|The New Kidspace Idea Book presents fresh and fun ideas for designing a child's room that will also solve parents' space and storage problems. The new book complements the original with 100 percent new photographs showing completely new ideas for bedrooms, playrooms, bathrooms, and outdoor spaces. Topics include tailoring designs to suit the interests of the individual child, customizing a plain room, making the most of unusual spaces, adapting spaces to children's changing needs, and creating safe spaces for active play. Shared rooms, storage solutions, and what to do with computers and televisions are all treated. The book's simple and accessible approach emphasizes quick fixes involving paint and off-the-shelf products, weekend projects that kids can take part in, and makeovers as children grow older. New Kidspace Idea Book is written for parents but will spark kids' own creative ideas too. |
ISBN: 1561586943 Date Published on 9/2/2006
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|The fires lit long ago inside traditional kitchens defined the concept of home since antiquity. Since today, the kitchen can be considered the heart of any domestic space. Kitchen types have evolved over time and adapted to the needs of each time period. Today, kitchen designs from a great number of countries look to the model of the American kitchen, characterized by its open-plan scheme and its integration into traditional apartments, lofts of studios.|
ISBN: 393771815X Date Published on 8/22/2006
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|The kitchen isn't just for cooking anymore, and homeowners are spending a lot of time and money to make it the true heart of their home. Older houses lack the open floor plan that allows the kitchen to become part of the living area, while an increasing number of amateur chefs are going beyond the basics to build a kitchen that's worthy of an upscale restaurant.|
The kitchen has become less utilitarian and more creative--a place where homeowners express their personal style as much as they would in any other room of the house. By that same token, new appliance technology allows for a more useful kitchen, while hiding the pragmatism behind aesthetics--no more avocado and harvest gold refrigeration giants. With all these new possibilities come an overwhelming array of choices and a substantial investment of time and money. Homeowners need guidance, and New Kitchen Idea Book will help them discover what they really want and how to achieve it.
"New Kitchen Idea Book provides inspiration for refreshing your kitchen for more enjoyment in both cooking and entertaining."
--Chuck Williams, founder of Williams-Sonoma
ISBN: 1561586935 Date Published on 8/17/2006
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|You appreciate the ease-of-use, low maintenance and layout of new construction; you admire the charm, detail and warmth of older homes. Why not have both? With New Spaces, Old World Charm , you can! This insightful book, filled with 250 inspiring full color photographs, will help you transform your new home into a vintage space rich with history, warmth and comfort. Inside, fourteen leading designers show you how they brought historical interest, human scale, timeless style and welcoming warmth to newly built or gutted residences.You'll find hundreds of ways to create classic-yet-fresh spaces through architectural details, bold color, rich textiles, antique and reproduction furnishings and much more. Step inside and begin your journey of discovery. You'll find: A large, new Palm Beach home decorated in Bermuda cottage-inspired splendor by Ann LeConey. A large builder's house reimagined as a charming Colonial by Carl D'Aquino and Francine Monaco A historic townhouse revived and imbued with chic sophistication by Joe Nahem. An Asian-influenced penthouse by Peter Chu. And that's just the start -- you'll also find winning projects by top-rated designers Robert Couturier, Elissa Cullman all sharing tips of their trade. For house lovers, for designers, for dreamers-;there are few books that offer as rich an assortment of ideas and sources as this one. New Spaces, Old World Charm indeed has its own charm. It's a book sure to bring delight, whether you keep it for yourself or give it to somebody who truly values timeless craftsmanship and quality. |
ISBN: 0071439293 Date Published on 7/11/2006