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Title:
KISS guide to home improvement
Author:
Preston, Martin.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[First American edition].
Publication Information:
New York : DK, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
336 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
"A Dorling Kindersley Book."

"The greatest guides ever!"--Cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780789483973
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The only full-color, photographic, truly accessible how-to guides on the market. The Keep It Simple Series has set a new standard in how-to publishing. The truly accessible guides inspire and instruct readers and deliver all the information one needs to know about the featured subject. Expertly written with helpful diagrams, full-color photographs and illustrations, these books give readers even more reasons to K I S S inexperience goodbye.


Author Notes

The consummate handyman, Martin Preston has worked in DIY publishing for more than 20 years. Includes a foreword by Amy Wynn Pastor, carpenter on TLC television's "Trading Spaces" .


Table of Contents

Mike Lawrence
Forewordp. 10
Introductionp. 12
What's Inside?p. 14
The Extrasp. 15
Part 1 DIY Basics
Chapter 1 Do You or Don't You?p. 17
Chapter 2 Keeping it Simplep. 23
Chapter 3 Don't Blame Your Tools!p. 37
Chapter 4 Tricks of the Tradep. 47
Part 2 Decorating
Chapter 5 Painting Walls and Ceilingsp. 65
Chapter 6 Painting Woodworkp. 85
Chapter 7 Wallpaperingp. 97
Chapter 8 Ceramic Tilingp. 111
Chapter 9 Staining and Varnishingp. 127
Chapter 10 Laying Floorcoveringsp. 137
Part 3 Indoor Improvements
Chapter 11 Doors and Windowsp. 151
Chapter 12 Floors and Staircasesp. 169
Chapter 13 Shelves and Storagep. 181
Chapter 14 Walls and Ceilingsp. 195
Chapter 15 Heating and Ventilationp. 211
Part 4 Outdoor Improvements
Chapter 16 Fences and Gatesp. 223
Chapter 17 Paths and Patiosp. 233
Chapter 18 Walls and Roofsp. 245
Chapter 19 Gutters and Drainagep. 255
Part 5 Plumbing and Electrical
Chapter 20 Know Your Plumbingp. 263
Chapter 21 Home Plumbing Jobsp. 275
Chapter 22 Know Your Electricalp. 293
Chapter 23 Home Electrical Jobsp. 303
Appendices
More Resources: Professional organizationsp. 322
Internet and Magazinesp. 324
Booksp. 325
Glossaryp. 326
Indexp. 330
Acknowledgmentsp. 335