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Renovating a Bathroom (For Pros by Pros Series)Total Hits - 330  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The For Pros By Pros titles are compilations of articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine, selected by the editors of the magazine and organized by subject. New articles from recent issues of the magazine have been added to Remodeling a Bathroom. This book gives builders the very best current information on this ever-popular home improvement topic.
ISBN: 156158584X   Date Published on 9/7/2006
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Renovating a Kitchen (For Pros by Pros Series)Total Hits - 339  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The For Pros By Pros titles are compilations of articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine, selected by the editors of the magazine and organized by subject. New articles from recent issues of the magazine have been added to this edition of Remodeling a Kitchen. Updated and redesigned throughout, this book gives builders the very best current information on this ever-popular home improvement topic.
ISBN: 1561585408   Date Published on 8/18/2006
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Repairing Old and Historic Windows: A Manual for Architects and HomeownersTotal Hits - 503  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Repairing Old and Historic Windows Windows are a common problem in nearly every rehabilitation project—should they be repaired or must they be replaced? What can be done to repair a water-damaged sill? Can a window be retrofitted with storm windows? How can windows be replaced while still maintaining their historical integrity? Repairing Old and Historic Windows explores these questions and provides detailed information on how to go about refurbishing windows within current preservation standards. Written for homeowners, architects, builders, engineers, and preservationists, Repairing Old and Historic Windows is the complete and authoritative guide to window maintenance and repair. Chapters focus on window problems, including deterioration, weather damage, paint problems, and condensation; window maintenance, including cleaning, weatherstripping, and installing shutters; and window replacement, including design, fabrication, and installation. Some 140 photographs and illustrations, many of which are technical drawings, an extensive glossary of window refurbishing terms, and a suggested reading list provide further ideas and guidance for undertaking the repair of old and historic windows. The complete primer on window repair and maintenance.
ISBN: 0471144185   Date Published on 10/18/2006
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Residential Kitchen Design: A Research-Based Approach Total Hits - 403  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Residential Kitchen Design A Research-Based Approach Thomas Koontz, AIA and Carol V. Dagwell, Ph.D. Kitchens are an increasingly important facet of residential design, and often result in the highest cost per square foot of any room in a residence. Residential Kitchen Design offers a research-based method for both creating new kitchens and remodeling existing ones. This guide accommodates clients with its response to today’s lifestyle factors, technology, and house sizes. With updates of current philosophies and universal design and accessibility, detailed and specific guidelines are provided for successful design of conventional and increasingly popular multiple-cook kitchens. Among the areas covered are:
  • Space—context and spatial delineation, kitchen centers, center arrangement, work triangle, counter heights, and combining and integrating centers
  • Lighting—ambient lighting, task lighting, accent lighting, and daylighting
  • Kitchen services—power, air, and water
  • Materials, appliances, and cabinets
  • Safety and ergonomic considerations
  • Universal and accessible design issues
The authors address every design step from needs assessment to the construction phase. Included are also extensive graphics that clarify various design methods and solutions to spatial problems that may confront the designer. Appendices feature a list of design and construction documents, tables that assist with lighting design, and sources for additional information on specific products and appliances. Residential Kitchen Design is accessible for both design newcomers and experienced professionals. It will be a valuable source for interior designers, architects, builders/developers, and kitchen designers.
ISBN: 0471285552   Date Published on 8/23/2006
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Residential Lighting : A Practical Guide Total Hits - 676  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (9)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Residential Lighting is the complete guide to illuminating single-family homes.
  • Examines the "how" behind the art of residential lighting.
  • Emphasizes use of "light layering"-using variety of lighting sources together.
  • Features more illustrations, room-based design strategies, common lighting mistakes, and a larger color section.
ISBN: 0471450553   Date Published on 4/25/2006
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Residential Windows: A Guide to New Technologies and Energy Performance, Second EditionTotal Hits - 926  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
A look at the state of the art today and the windows of the future. Since the publication of the first edition, research has yielded much new information on window technologies, their performance, and their benefits. This revised edition covers every aspect of window design and technology and includes a much-expanded section on energy performance, with an extended list of climate zones and glazing options. New tools and methods for making window purchasing decisions are also explained.
ISBN: 0393730530   Date Published on 10/18/2006
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Restoring Hardwood Floors (Storey Publishing Bulletin)Total Hits - 1675  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
ISBN: 0882663488   Date Published on 4/29/2006
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Return to Tradition : The Revitalization of Turkish Village CarpetsTotal Hits - 460  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Concerns woolen pile carpets handknotted by village women in the Aegean region of western Turkey and a carpet-weaving project called DOBAG<-->the natural dye research and development project supervised by Marmara University in Istanbul. Discusses the process of making a village carpet, carpet designs, the establishment of two carpet- weaving cooperatives, and DOBAG's effect on the pattern of village life, especially for the weavers and their families. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
ISBN: 0295976896   Date Published on 5/7/2006
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Reupholstering at Home: A Do-It-Yourself Manual for Turning Old Furniture into New Showpieces Total Hits - 249  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This is a revised and expanded edition of a highly successful reupholstering book that has sold thousands of copies. It gives step-by-step instructions with 350 clear and detailed photographs to show how to rebuild that dilapidated chair or sofa to look like new. The author explains what tools and materials you will need, and offers expert advice about which types of fabric are best for your needs. The author then leads your through specific steps with text, photographs and captions to reupholster your chair, couch, or hassock. The result is furniture you are proud to own for years to come, and you did it all yourself! 

Although a book could never substitute seeing first hand, how upholstery is done, this book provides very detailed information. The photos are dated, but the process of the work is not and very clearly explained. Definitely a good reference book to have for anyone learning upholstery who might need additional information.
This book is well written, concise, and easy to follow. It is especially good for first-timers as the authors take you through many steps most beginners do not consider.
ISBN: 088740376X   Date Published on 6/13/2006
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Right Light: Lighting Essentials for the Home Total Hits - 219  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The right light makes the room. It sets the stage for our lives, creates a comfortable environment, and enhances home décor. Bring a new brilliance to your home with this expert guide that demystifies all aspects of lighting your home.

The Right Light examines a wealth of lighting sources, types, and styles. It shows you how to find and use the best light fixtures, how to create mood with lighting, and how to balance the functional and aesthetic aspects of lighting throughout your home on a room-by-room basis, and even outdoors. Read The Right Light and discover hoe to custom-design your own lighting to decorate your home.

-Detailed lighting plans for your home, and inventive ways to use the lighting resources you already have in place.

-Decorative tricks on how to use lighting to enlarge your space, make it more intimate, and give it more height.

-Lighting design tips on working with color and light, designing concealed lighting, and turning a garden into an outdoor room.

-Eight beautiful handcrafted lamp projects to help you make your own lamps and light fixtures.

ISBN: 156496616X   Date Published on 4/25/2006

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