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Black & Decker The Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement: More Than 200 Value-Adding Remodeling Projects

Black & Decker The Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement: More Than 200 Value-Adding Remodeling Projects

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With over 1,700 gorgeous, crystal-clear illustrations, your DIY home improvement projects have never been more straightforward.

A decade ago, the original Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement was lauded by do-it-yourselfers as an unrivaled resource in independent home renovation. Now, for the first time outside of the big-box building centers,

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With over 1,700 gorgeous, crystal-clear illustrations, your DIY home improvement projects have never been more straightforward.

A decade ago, the original Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement was lauded by do-it-yourselfers as an unrivaled resource in independent home renovation. Now, for the first time outside of the big-box building centers, it is available in a convenient, compact new size of 6.5" by 8.5"—the perfect fit for your toolbox. Finally, a home improvement how-to guide that’s equally at home on the job site as it is on your bookshelf.

Three simple words can make your dreams of a better home come true at any time and in any economy: do it yourself. Armed with good information, some basic skills, and a can-do attitude, you’ll find that you can upgrade, renovate, or improve upon any room in your house—all without calling in an expensive professional. The Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement is a comprehensive bible of remodeling information, focusing on the significant projects that help homeowners add real value to their homes while bettering their lifestyles. This new, compact edition contains beautiful step-by-step photos and foolproof instructions for each of the more than 200 home remodeling projects found in the original large-format book. Perhaps best of all, along with the size, we have also reduced the price to a bargain $24.99.

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From the Publisher

In which denim-clad men and work-booted, pony-tailed, mom-jean-wearing women measure, fix, and construct various aspects of homes. Coverage of the entire home, from attic to basement, are illustrated well enough to make a grown man drool. From installing a new vanity to a sleeper floor in the basement, this offers enough instruction to step you through the major operations of each project, but watch out—it does not deal with covering everything that can (and will) go wrong or be freaky with your miserable excuse for a house. From installing metal ceilings to ceramic tile to three ways (three way switches, you filthy-minded galoot!), it’s all here. Other topics to pique your dude radar: installing wallboard. Bullnose edging. Installing an undersink garbage disposal. It might as well be a picture of Jessica Simpson—you can’t look away, can you? - Library Journal, April 1, 2010

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589235380
Publisher:
Cool Springs Press
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Series:
Black & Decker Complete Photo Guide Series
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
1,125,356
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)

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Dozens of top-level home improvement writers, editors, and technical experts, guided by the editors of Creative Publishing international, contributed to this landmark book.

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Black & Decker The Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement: More Than 200 Value-adding Remodeling Projects 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CatoHS More than 1 year ago
First of all, anyone buying this book should realize that it is what its title says: a book on home improvement, not home repair. For example, the book shows how to install hardwood strip flooring. The book does not discuss how to repair an existing hardwood floor. However, the book does treat topics like removing an existing plaster wall since such removal may be needed for a home improvement project. The book is written for homeowners, not professionals. For the homeowner the book does cover about all the types of home improvement projects that an amateur (like me) would attempt: walls, ceilings, floors, and lighting along with kitchens and bathrooms. Everything is well illustrated, in fact the detailed photographs of every step are the strength of the book. The photographs are clear and provide an excellent guide to each step. Looking through all the photographs provides a good view of what needs to be done. For most projects the book seems to provide all the information needed, but there are gaps. For example, the book does not discuss how to treat the exposed edges of that hardwood floor you just installed. For complex projects additional information or some expert help may be needed. Overall, this is an excellent single volume book on home improvement. It may not answer every possible question, but it seems superior to other single volume books on the subject.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago