The Complete Decorating and Home Improvement Book: Ideas and Techniques for Decorating Your Home: A Complete Step-By-Step Guide

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Hermes House, 1998 - Building - 256 pages
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This essential home reference is aimed at everyone from the novice home decorator to the experienced enthusiast; covering all the different areas of do-it-yourself troubleshooting and problem-solving for new homes and old.

After an introduction on how to asses file existing condition and decor of the home, planning work and choosing materials, the book proceed to chapters on Painting, Paperhanging, Tiling, Laying Floor Coverings, Features and Fittings, Soft Furnishings, Storage, and Maintenance and Repair. The self-contained projects within each chapter include step-by-step photographs and instructions, with additional charts, checklists and explanatory diagrams for instant reference. Advice on the types of materials available, the necessary tools and equipment, and practical hints and tips ensure that every technique is accessible and easy to follow.
-- Over 850 photographs and 50 diagrams
-- Clear and precise step-by-step projects such as fixing doors and drawers, laying ceramic floor tile and patching wall and ceiling damage
-- Expert and inspiring advice on home decorating: choosing window dressings, paint colors and decorative moldings

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
6
TILING
88
LAYING FLOOR COVERINGS
115
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About the author (1998)

Mike Lawrence has been writing about home improvement for over 25 years, contributing articles regularly to all the major magazines in this field. He has also written over 40 books, edited three major practical compilations and for the past few years has been answering listeners' questions on home improvement topics on local radio.

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