Step-by-Step Home Design and Decorating

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Penguin, Apr 2, 2012 - House & Home - 400 pages

When it comes to restyling, redecorating, and sprucing up your home, the big question is where to start. Step-by-Step Home Design and Decorating has all the answers. Everything you need to know to give your home a complete makeover appears in this eBook. And with everything presented step by step, from the planning stages through to the finishing touches, it is the most practical home guide there is. On the basis that people often want to decorate their homes themselves (or need to for reasons of cost), this book helps you to do the best job possible. Even the initial design and planning stages are presented step by step, to give you confidence when devising color schemes, designing layouts, and choosing flooring or lighting options.

Approaching the home room by room, every practical project is given the step-by-step treatment too, encouraging you to make blinds, cover cushions, put up wallpaper and much more. Clear instructions and photography (or diagrams) are provided to help you at every stage. Comprehensive in its scope, and utterly practical, Step-by-Step Home Design and Decorating is the indispensable reference for anyone restyling their home.

 

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Contents

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK 12
12
WHERE DO I START? 14
14
KITCHEN 18
19
What to do when renovating your kitchen 20
20
Create a mood board for your kitchen 22
22
Layout considerations for your kitchen 24
24
Plan the perfect kitchen work triangle 26
26
Choose kitchen cabinets 28
28
Choose a bed 212
212
6 ways with headboards 214
214
Make a headboard cover 216
216
5 ways to dress a bed 220
220
Make accent pillows 222
222
Choose a wardrobe 226
226
Plan the perfect walkin closet 230
230
Revamp a wardrobe 232
232

Choose countertops 34
34
Choose a backsplash 35
35
5 ways with backsplashes 36
36
Choose a sink 38
38
Choose kitchen faucets 40
40
Choose a refrigerator 41
41
Choose a stove 42
42
Choose a dishwasher 46
46
Choose flooring 48
48
Choose wall coverings 52
52
Choose lighting 54
54
Choosing window treatments 57
57
Make a Roman blind 60
60
Choose a kitchen table and chairs 64
64
Make cushions for kitchen chairs 68
68
5 ways to refresh a tired kitchen 72
72
Repaint and cover a kitchen table 74
74
Repaint kitchen cabinets 78
78
BATHROOM 82
83
What to do when renovating your bathroom 84
84
Create a mood board for your bathroom 86
86
Layout considerations for your bathroom 88
88
Choose a bathtub 90
90
Choose a shower 92
92
Choose a sink 96
96
Choose bathroom faucets 98
98
Choose a toilet 99
99
Choose flooring 100
100
Choose wall coverings 102
102
Tile and grout bathroom walls 104
104
5 ways with tile patterns 108
108
5 ways with clever bathroom storage 110
110
Choose lighting 112
112
Choose window treatments 115
115
Make a roller blind 118
118
6 ways to refresh a tired bathroom 120
120
Plan the perfect en suite bathroom 122
122
LIVING ROOM 124
124
What to do when renovating your living room 126
126
Create a mood board for your living room 128
128
Layout considerations for your living room 130
130
Choose flooring 132
132
Stain a wood floor 136
136
Choose wall coverings 138
138
Paint walls 140
140
6 ways with feature walls 142
142
10 ways with art 144
144
Hang a picture frame 148
148
Choose a sofa 150
150
Choose armchairs 154
154
Cover a sofa with throws 156
156
Choose furniture 158
158
6 ways with shelving 162
162
Install wall shelves 164
164
Build alcove shelves 166
166
Choose lighting 170
170
Choose window treatments 173
173
7 ways with curtain headers 176
176
Make long curtains 178
178
Choose a fireplace 182
182
5 ways with living room displays 184
184
5 ways with decorative pillows and throws 186
186
Choose rugs 188
188
5 ways with rugs 190
190
5 ways to refresh a living room 192
192
BEDROOM 194
195
What to do when renovating your bedroom 196
196
Create a mood board for your bedroom 198
198
Layout considerations for your bedroom 200
200
Choose flooring 202
202
Choose wall coverings 206
206
Hang wallpaper 208
208
Choose bedside units 236
236
Choose a dressing table 237
237
5 ways with bedside lighting 238
238
Choose lighting 240
240
Choose window treatments 243
243
Make blackout curtains 246
246
Plan the perfect childs bedroom 250
250
Choose flooring 252
252
Choose wall coverings 253
253
Make and apply a wall stencil 254
254
Choose a childs bed 256
256
5 ways with childs display space 258
258
Make a bean bag 260
260
7 ways with storage 262
262
Make an appliqué pillow 264
264
HALLWAY 268
269
What to do when renovating your hallway 270
270
Create a mood board for your hallway 272
272
Layout considerations for your hallway 274
274
Choose flooring 276
276
Choose wall coverings 280
280
Choose lighting 282
282
5 ways with mirrors 286
286
Choose hallway storage 288
288
7 ways to add character to a hallway 292
292
6 ways with stairs 294
294
6 ways with understair space 296
296
7 ways with color tricks 298
298
HOME OFFICE 300
301
What to do when renovating your home office 302
302
Create a mood board for your home office 304
304
Layout considerations for your home office 306
306
Choose a desk 308
308
Choose an office chair 309
309
Choose lighting 310
310
Choose window treatments 312
312
Choose office storage 315
315
5 ways with office wall displays 318
318
Choose flooring 320
320
Cover storage boxes 322
322
Make an upholstered message board 324
324
Plan the perfect dualpurpose room 326
326
LAUNDRY ROOM 328
329
What to do when renovating your laundry room 330
330
Layout considerations for your laundry room 332
332
Choose a washing machine 334
334
Choose flooring 336
336
Choose wall coverings 337
337
Lay vinyl tiles 338
338
Plan the perfect laundry room 342
342
6 ways with clothes drying racks 344
6
OUTSIDE SPACE 346
6
What to do when renovating your outside space 348
6
Create a mood board for your outside space 350
6
Layout considerations for your outside space 352
8
Choose outdoor flooring 354
54
6 ways with patio and deck shapes 358
58
5 ways with slab patterns 360
60
Make a sail shade 362
62
Choose outdoor lighting 364
64
7 ways with planters 366
66
Choose outdoor furniture 368
68
Make cushions for garden chairs 372
72
8 ways with tiny outdoor spaces 376
76
Plan the perfect outdoor kitchen 380
80
Useful resources 382
82
Calculating fabric quantities for making curtains 384
84
PROJECT TEMPLATES 386
86
INDEX 388
88
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 399
99
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