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The Complete Decorative Painter Total Hits - 120  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The Complete Decorative Painter
ISBN: 0517142236   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home Total Hits - 466  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Whether you want to take all the responsibility to contract your home or simply want to intelligently communicate with your homebuilder, The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home can save you up to 30 percent or more on the cost of home construction by teaching you the practical day-to-day details of managing a construction project.

The fact is, this book has helped tens of thousands of people reach their construction goals. And with totally updated information--including up-to-date finance, tax and Internet resources--this all-new third edition will help you reach your construction goals, too.

ISBN: 1558704655   Date Published on 9/4/2006
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The Complete Guide to Doors & Windows (Black & Decker)Total Hits - 1218  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (21)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
One of the hottest home improvement trends is "daylighting" remodeling to increase the number and size of windows and light-transmitting doors in a home. In addition, simple repair and replacement of doors and windows is a perennially popular home improvement project. This book is an all-in-one reference that provides everything a homeowner needs to know about choosing, repairing, replacing, and installing all types of windows and doors in all kinds of structures houses, garages, sheds and outbuildings. It includes information on exterior doors, interior passage doors, sliding patio doors, French doors, skylights, and basement egress windows.

You'll find step-by-step directions and hundreds of photographs that take you through the process of framing new windows and doors as well replacing the ones you already have. There's even a section showing how to trim and finish windows and doors with hardware, locksets, wood trim, draperies, and other window treatments. Plus, we share ideas on ways you can make your doors and windows more secure and how to install digitally keyed locksets.
ISBN: 1589230450   Date Published on 10/18/2006
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The Complete Guide to FlooringTotal Hits - 2963  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The Complete Guide to Flooring is the only truly comprehensive flooring book available, combining information on using flooring as a design element with complete step-by-step instructions for installing virtually any type of flooring-classic standards to the newest materials. The book covers ceramic tile, terrazo, natural stone, terra cotta, hardwood, wood laminate, floating plank, carpet, vinyl sheet, resilient tiles, cork, carpet tiles, leather, and the new plastic laminates. In addition, readers will learn how to repair problems with all types of flooring, how to soundproof and insulate floors, how to refinish hardwood floors, and how to create decorative paint finishes on wood floors.

Flooring is one of the most visible finish surfaces in a home, and serves to unify the entire interior design. With this in mind, The Complete Guide to Flooring opens with an exciting idea section that shows the many ways in which flooring can enhance the appearance and function of a home. Following this is a chapter that introduces all types of flooring, discussing their merits and limitations. Next, a planning section shows all the preliminary steps-measuring, removing old flooring, evaluating and repairing the subfloor, estimating and ordering flooring. Then comes the heart of the book-complete instructions on how to install all types of flooring, with complete, easy-to-understand, step-by-step details.

With no aspect of home flooring left unexamined, The Complete Guide to Flooring is destined to become a home improvement classic.

ISBN: 1589230922   Date Published on 4/25/2006
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The Complete Guide to Home Plumbing : Newly Expanded 3rd Edition (BLACK & DECKER COMPLETE GUIDE) Total Hits - 4402  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The only plumbing book you'll ever need. Do-it-yourself plumbing can save homeowners more money than almost any other type of home improvement. All it takes is the information and skills you can learn from this third edition of The Complete Guide to Home Plumbing. Virtually every type of plumbing repair and installation is included, from the very simple (stopping a leaky faucet) to the most complex (removing old plumbing pipes and installing a new system). Now with nearly 120 step-by-step projects! New to this edition are a wide range of timely, popular projects including: home spa maintenance, installing water purifying systems; installing an up-flush toilet; laying a landscape irrigation system; installing a water softener; and installing a modern claw-foot tub with exposed plumbing pipes.
ISBN: 1589232011   Date Published on 7/12/2006
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The Complete Guide to Kitchen Design With Cooking in Mind Total Hits - 426  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (20)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The Complete Guide to Kitchen Design With Cooking in Mind
ISBN: 0932767095   Date Published on 8/18/2006
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The Complete Guide to Kitchen Remodeling Total Hits - 176  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The Complete Guide to Kitchen Remodeling
ISBN: 0890433569   Date Published on 8/25/2006
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The Complete Guide to Kitchens: Design, Plan & Install a Dream Kitchen Total Hits - 387  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
At the heart of any home is the kitchen, and this has never been so true as it is today. In response to uncertain economic times and global unrest, consumers are investing in their homes like never before, and kitchen remodeling is at the center of this unprecedented DIY activity.

While a new kitchen clearly adds equity value to a home, the benefits to quality of life are almost beyond measure. A well-planned, well-installed kitchen becomes the focal point of family life and social activity, the home's center of physical and emotional well-being. The Complete Guide to Kitchens is the one book you absolutely need to plan and remodeling a kitchen, whether this entails a light cosmetic facelift or major structural renovation. No other book presents this important subject in such full detail.

This book includes a comprehensive idea section to provide inspiration, and an extended planning and design section to show do-it-yourselfers the latest theories of kitchen layout. Next, there is an ingenious chapter featuring quick fixes-solutions that can radically improve a kitchen without the major expense of a full-scale remodeling job.

The heart of the book, as in the entire series of best-selling Complete Guides, is detailed step-by-step how-to information on virtually any project you might attempt. In addition, the book includes detailed information on making a kitchen accessible to users with limited physical abilities.

ISBN: 1589231384   Date Published on 8/17/2006
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The Complete Guide to Painting & Decorating : Using Paint, Stain & Wallpaper in Home Decor Total Hits - 1069  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (12)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The Complete Guide to Painting and Decorating: Using Paint, Stain & Wallpaper in Home Decor
ISBN: 1589232623   Date Published on 5/1/2006
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The Complete Guide to Painting Your Home: Doing It the Way a Professional Does, Inside and Out Total Hits - 196  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
As a second-generation painting contractor, Luts brings a personal touch to the telling of what makes a good paint job. In addition to discussing proper preparation, he emphasizes types of paints and their selection; the correct use of brushes and other paraphernalia; estimates of cost and coverage; common painting errors; and so on. He also devotes chapters to wall coverings and floor refinishing. This is not, however, a definitive guide; Luts offers little or nothing, for example, on design and color selection or on the use of spray guns and chemical strippers. His brief discussion of heat as a paint-removal method refers to the use of a propane torch and fails even to mention the far safer yet equally effective electric heat gun. This ultimately offers no more painting know-how than a typical general how-to manual. Libraries should judge their need accordingly
ISBN: 1558701192   Date Published on 5/11/2006

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