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, 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 ...

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Overview


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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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

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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

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589235380
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Series: Black & Decker Complete Photo Guide
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 613,714
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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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