Black & Decker The Complete Guide to DIY Projects for Luxurious Living: Adding Style & Elegance with Showcase Features You Can Build

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to DIY Projects for Luxurious Living: Adding Style & Elegance with Showcase Features You Can Build

by Jerri Farris
     
 

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Luxury you can afford!

A custom wine cellar with bistro seating; an elegant den with built-in library walls; an electric steam-room in the master bath; a billiards room with a fun, retro wet bar; a custom closet as big as a bedroomàhomeowners dream of the special features that set a home apart and make it extraordinary. Much of the time, though,

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Luxury you can afford!

A custom wine cellar with bistro seating; an elegant den with built-in library walls; an electric steam-room in the master bath; a billiards room with a fun, retro wet bar; a custom closet as big as a bedroomàhomeowners dream of the special features that set a home apart and make it extraordinary. Much of the time, though, dreams of luxury go unfulfilled because the pocketbook is out of sync with aspirations. But in Black & Decker« The Complete Guide to DIY Projects for Luxurious Living, readers discover the bridge over the gap between dreams and reality — their own labor.

This book is a collection of high-end home improvement projects to give homeowners the satisfaction and pride of having features normally found only in luxury, designer homes. At a fraction of the cost, any homeowner can create the kind of features that friends and neighbors will envy, along with the satisfaction of achieving this through their own skills.

  • Complete directions for more than 30 "gotta have" projects
  • More than 600 color photos showing each process step-by-step
  • Features unusual, designer projects not found in other DIY books

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Farris, author of numerous home improvement and décor books, presents room projects that will add value to any home. Home gym, theater, cigar lounge, library, and spa are covered, each with an accompanying gallery of inspirational examples. However, the projects that follow are not always pictured and sometimes fall short of the promised luxury. The theater section has nice design and layout considerations, but the AV equipment is dated, with no discussion of high definition. Instructions are cursory, and some of the finished projects look a bit sloppy. Ultimately, the book fails to completely deliver. A marginal purchase.


—Karen Ellis Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589233362
Publisher:
Cool Springs Press
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Series:
Black & Decker Complete Guide Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.81(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Jerri Farris specializes in home décor and DIY subjects. She has written more than a dozen best-selling books in these categories. She has been featured on House Smarts with Lou Manfredini.

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