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Title:
Easy home improvements
Author:
Cassell, Julian.
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Publication Information:
Alexandria, VA : Time-Life Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
111 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780737003116
Format :
Book

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East Delavan Branch Library TH4816 .C33 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

It takes less work than you think to give your home a facelift--and it's easier than you think to do it yourself. Filled with inspirational ideas, Easy Home Improvements guides you step by step through dozens of projects and techniques that can dramatically change the look of your home, without draining your pocket. Book jacket.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
General toolsp. 9
Decorating toolsp. 10
Essential Fixtures
Door furniturep. 12
Window furniturep. 14
Security fixturesp. 16
Curtain tracksp. 18
Curtain polesp. 20
Double glazingp. 22
Insulatingp. 24
Alarmsp. 26
Adding Character
Wooden railsp. 28
Baseboardsp. 30
Panelingp. 32
Covesp. 34
Plaster frames and rosesp. 36
Doorsp. 38
Renovating flush doorsp. 40
Fireplacesp. 42
Textured plasterp. 44
Renovating Floors
Sanding floorsp. 46
Staining and varnishingp. 48
Laying a subfloorp. 50
Painting floorsp. 52
Laying laminated flooringp. 54
Preparing for floor tilingp. 56
Wood-based tilesp. 58
Hard-tile flooringp. 60
Carpeting floorsp. 62
Laying vinyl flooringp. 64
Intelligent Storage
Understairs storagep. 66
Window seatsp. 68
Using the ceilingp. 70
Cabinetsp. 72
Shelving 1 Increasing heightp. 74
Shelving 2 Alternative ideasp. 76
Shelving 3 Looking at optionsp. 78
Bottle racksp. 80
Finishing Touches
Picture hangingp. 82
Mirror hangingp. 84
Hanging textilesp. 86
Hooks and pegsp. 88
Framingp. 90
Lightingp. 92
Quick Fixes
Repairing wallsp. 94
Replacing tilesp. 96
Repairing floorboardsp. 98
Repairing baseboardsp. 100
Integrating a doormatp. 102
Kitchen fixesp. 104
Decorating 1 Larger surfacep. 106
Decorating 2 Wood and other surfacesp. 108
Home maintenancep. 110
Indexp. 112

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