Home Upgrades Under $600 (Better Homes and Gardens)

Overview

Affordable, achievable upgrades that bring big value to your home

While many people want to upgrade their homes, the economic downturn has put the brakes on many big projects. The new focus is on sensible, market-smart upgrades for comfort, satisfaction, and value.

Home Upgrades Under $600 showcases smart, easy projects for the budget-conscious but dedicated homeowner. You'll get a potpourri of upgrades—not ...

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Overview

Affordable, achievable upgrades that bring big value to your home

While many people want to upgrade their homes, the economic downturn has put the brakes on many big projects. The new focus is on sensible, market-smart upgrades for comfort, satisfaction, and value.

Home Upgrades Under $600 showcases smart, easy projects for the budget-conscious but dedicated homeowner. You'll get a potpourri of upgrades—not just repairs—that are inexpensive but that add to your home's worth, livability, and appeal.

  • 70+ projects that can be completed for under $600 and in no more than a few days
  • All projects are homeowner-friendly, regardless of your skill set

If you're a homeowner who wants to update or upgrade your home on a budget and in just a few days, Home Upgrades Under $600 has you covered!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470887189
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 6/21/2011
  • Series: Better Homes and Gardens Home Series, #33
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,540,998
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

The iconic BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today, the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Seeing the Opportunity.

Chapter 1 Enlivening Walls.

Painting Walls and Trim.

Taped Horizontal Stripes.

Silk Strié.

Wall Decals.

Chair Rail.

Wall Frames.

Crown Molding.

Wainscoting.

Chapter 2 Enhancing Floors.

Flooring Preparation.

Ceramic Tile.

Mosaic Tile.

Stone Tile.

Resilient Tile.

Parquet Tile.

Carpet Tile.

Base Molding.

Snap-Together Floating Floor.

Painting a Floor.

Painting a Checkerboard Floor.

Painting a Garage Floor.

Chapter 3 Updating Kitchens.

Kitchen Faucet Replacement.

Painted Cabinets.

Tile Countertops.

Tile Backsplashes.

Kitchen Sinks.

Hot-Water Dispenser.

Chapter 4 Brightening Bathrooms.

Tile Tub Surround.

Tub and Shower Fixtures.

Bathroom Faucets.

Hand Showers.

Towel Racks and Grab Bars.

Toilet Replacement.

Tub or Shower Surround.

Pedestal Sinks.

Vanity Sinks.

Drop-In Sinks.

Freestanding Bowl Sinks.

Chapter 5 Beautifying Windows & Doors.

Window Treatments.

Drapery Hardware.

Blinds and Shades.

Storm Door.

Door Casing.

Pre-Hung Door.

Chapter 6 Finding Storage Solutions.

Basic Shelves.

Dressed-Up Plain Shelves.

Custom Decorative Shelving.

Off -the-Rack Shelving.

Closet Shelving.

Modular Closet Dresser.

Chapter 7 Improving Lighting & Wiring.

Ceiling Fixtures.

Track Lighting.

Ceiling Fans.

Switches.

Chapter 8 Adding Yard Improvements.

Flagstone Patios and Paths.

Tile on Concrete.

Flagstone on Concrete.

Stepping Stones.

Stackable Retaining Wall.

Freestanding Dry Stone Wall.

Arbor.

Trellis.

Low-Voltage Yard Lights.

Low-Voltage Deck Lights.

Index.

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