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The book opens with an introductory planning and design chapter, then moves into detailed chapters that discuss the crucial elements that make up a good kitchen: style, layout, lighting, storage, work space, dining space, appliances, and decorating. Written specifically with the do-it-yourselfer in mind, the book is arranged so each beautiful kitchen photo is a miniature case study. Includes all the background information needed to plan a DIY approach to recreating each idea.
In addition to these inspirational photos and the practical case study text, the book is filled with side bars, charts, and DIY tips that make this book truly useful. The book also includes helpful consumer guide sidebars showing you the vast range of materials and construction options available to the DIYer.
ISBN: 1589231589 Date Published on 8/22/2006
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|We’re so proud of our new book. And like its older sibling, this all-new edition is sure to be well loved. It’s packed with adorable, inspirational, yet practical ideas, freshly updated for today’s busy parents-to-be. Abundant photo layouts of different decorative styles provide creative starting points and help families take into account their own particular nursery needs. It’s also packed with essential information on safety considerations, stretching budget dollars, and maximizing limited furniture and space resources.
* Updated nursery themes include traditional, modern, ethnic, gender-neutral, and many more
* Helps families make the most of limited space with creative storage solutions and by combining the nursery with a home office or guest room
* Offers helpful advice on special planning for twins and triplets
* Up-to-the minute resource guide for everything today’s baby needs
ISBN: 0376010479 Date Published on 9/2/2006
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- An introduction to style helps you choose and define the look you want for your home
- The principles of design and color guide you as you explore decorating options
- A room by room tour offers hundreds of terrific ideas for making your home look great and be a more convenient place to live
- The planning primer covers everything from making a budget to remodeling options and working with professionals
ISBN: 0376012579 Date Published on 11/20/2006
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Good lighting design is a critical component of comfortable, functional, and stylish rooms. This book explains the principles of effective lighting and shows how to apply them in your home. Once you understand the basics, a gallery of well-lit rooms and outdoor landscapes will provide lots of ideas, and a detailed shopper's guide will explain the latest options in bulbs, fixtures, and controls.
ISBN: 037601315X Date Published on 4/26/2006
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|Take your kids' room from boring to da bomb with this new edition of a Sunset bestseller. Pages and pages of photography showcase real-world solutions to common kid room challenges. Design experts share tips on flexible furniture arrangements and creative options for maximizing storage, creating integrated study areas, and using playful accents. Practical 'how to' advice takes you from concept to completion so you can give your kids a place they'll love to call their own. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. |
ISBN: 0376017546 Date Published on 8/31/2006
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|Tile trends have changed dramatically since 1998, which is why we’re confident that this new 2006 edition will again prove to be an Ideas for Great best seller. Why? Designers and do-it-yourselfers alike will benefit from this informed resource. It lays out—in typically clear, concise, and informative Sunset fashion—all the new options available today, and the many innovative and clever ways they’re being put to use for floors, countertops, walls, and other décor elements.
* New, expanded photo gallery features tile in architectural settings ranging from easy to elaborate
* Inspiring special sections offer up-to-date guidance on tile for floors, countertops, and walls, and as décor accents * Informative buying guides cover patterns, colors, inlays, and grout
* New features on estimating, tile care, and maintenance
* Glossaries throughout help readers become fully informed shoppers
Very inspiring book with beautiful pictures! Also provides good shopping guidelines and basic tile facts. Good overview of the different kinds of tile from man-made to natural. Also covers maintenance. Very helpful tool for anyone in school, in the business, or looking to improve their home!
ISBN: 0376016795 Date Published on 6/13/2006
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For those wanting to update old curtains, draperies, and shades, this book offers hundreds of color photographs and illustrations of the latest styles, colors, and fabrics. Plus, there's a wealth of information in the shopper's guide, including everything.
ISBN: 0376017562 Date Published on 5/11/2006
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Open up to a world of ideas for classic and contemporary windows, doors and skylights. Bring brightness, efficiency, and personality to your home, while learning your options regarding window placement, structural concerns, weatherproofing, and working with professionals. Shed some light on your planning and remodeling projects with Ideas For Great Windows & Doors.
ISBN: 0376017538 Date Published on 5/24/2006
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|Expanding your home without adding on. This book is aimed specifically at readers who do it themselves, featuring dozens of practical and innovative design ideas appropriate to this market. The book includes lists, sidebars, and charts with indispensible design, planning, and shopping tips. IdeaWise Attics & Basements gives dozens of innovative ideas for transforming unfinished spaces into comfortable, secure living areas, as well as ideas for how to use those spaces creatively. Attic and basement space can be used to create additional bedrooms and bathrooms for a growing family, a comfortable recreation room or home theater for an active, mature familyor even a private mini-apartment to meet the needs of a new trend: aging parents moving in with their children, or grown children moving back home with their parents. |
ISBN: 1589232240 Date Published on 9/2/2006