eBook Step-by-Step Home Design and Decorating, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465400893
  • ISBN-13: 9781465400895
  • DDC: 747
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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When it comes to restyling, redecorating, and sprucing up your home, the big question is where to start. Step-by-Step Home Design and Decorating has all the answers. Everything you need to know to give your home a complete makeover appears in this eBook. And with everything presented step by step, from the planning stages through to the finishing touches, it is the most practical home guide there is. On the basis that people often want to decorate their homes themselves (or need to for reasons of cost), this book helps you to do the best job possible. Even the initial design and planning stages are presented step by step, to give you confidence when devising color schemes, designing layouts, and choosing flooring or lighting options. Approaching the home room by room, every practical project is given the step-by-step treatment too, encouraging you to make blinds, cover cushions, put up wallpaper and much more. Clear instructions and photography (or diagrams) are provided to help you at every stage. Comprehensive in its scope, and utterly practical, Step-by-Step Home Design and Decorating is the indispensable reference for anyone restyling their home.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
How to Use This Book.
Where Do I Start?.
1: Kitchen.
2: What to Do When Renovating Your Kitchen.
3: Create a Mood Board for Your Kitchen.
4: Layout Considerations in the Kitchen.
5: Plan the Perfect Kitchen Work Triangle.
6: Choose Kitchen Cabinets.
7: Choose Countertops.
8: Choose a Backsplash.
9: 5 Ways with Backsplashes.
10: Choose a Kitchen Sink.
11: Choose Kitchen Faucets.
12: Choose a Refrigerator.
13: Choose a Stove.
14: Choose a Dishwasher.
15: Choose Flooring.
16: Choose Wall Coverings.
17: Choose Kitchen Lighting.
18: Choose Window Treatments.
19: Make a Roman Blind.
20: Choose a Kitchen Table and Chairs.
21: Make Cushions for Kitchen Chairs.
22: 7 Ways to Refresh a Tired Kitchen.
23: Repaint and Cover a Kitchen Table.
24: Repaint Kitchen Cabinets.
25: Bathroom.
26: What to Do when Renovating Your Bathroom.
27: Create a Mood Board for Your Bathroom.
28: Layout Considerations in the Bathroom.
29: Choose a Bathtub.
30: Choose a Shower.
31: Choose a Bathroom Sink.
32: Choose Bathroom Faucets.
33: Choose a Toilet.
34: Choose Flooring.
35: Choose Wall Coverings.
36: Tile and Grout Bathroom Walls.
37: 5 Ways with Tile Patterns.
38: 5 Ways with Clever Bathroom Storage.
39: Choose Bathroom Lighting.
40: Choose Window Treatments.
41: Make a Roller Blind.
42: 6 Ways to Refresh a Tired Bathroom.
43: Plan the Perfect En Suite Bathroom.
44: Living Room.
45: What to Do When Renovating Your Living Room.
46: Create a Mood Board for Your Living Room.
47: Layout Considerations in the Living Room.
48: Choose Flooring.
49: Stain a Wood Floor.
50: Choose Wall Coverings.
51: Paint Walls.
52: 6 Ways with Feature Walls.
53: 10 Ways with Art.
54: Hang a Picture Frame.
55: Choose a Sofa.
56: Choose Armchairs.
57: Cover a Sofa with Throws.
58: Choose Living Room Furniture.
59: 6 Ways with Shelving.
60: Install Wall Shelves.
61: Build Alcove Shelves.
62: Choose Lighting.
63: Choose Window Treatments.
64: 7 Ways with Curtain Headers.
65: Make Long Curtains.
66: Choose a Fireplace.
67: 5 Ways with Living Room Displays.
68: 5 Ways with Decorative Pillows and Throws.
69: Choose Rugs.
70: 5 Ways with Rugs.
71: 5 Ways to Refresh a Living Room.
72: Bedroom.
73: What to Do When Renovating Your Bedroom.
74: Create a Mood Board for Your Bedroom.
75: Layout Considerations in the Bedroom.
76: Choose Flooring.
77: Choose Wall Coverings.
78: Hang Wallpaper.
79: Choose a Bed.
80: 6 Ways with Headboards.
81: Make a Headboard Cover.
82: 5 Ways to Dress a Bed.
83: Make Accent Pillows.
84: Choose a Wardrobe.
85: Plan the Perfect Walk-In Closet.
86: Revamp a Wardrobe.
87: Choose Bedside Units.
88: Choose a Dressing Table.
89: 5 Ways with Bedside Lighting.
90: Choose Lighting.
91: Choose Window Treatments.
92: Make Blackout Curtains.
93: Plan the Perfect Child’s Bedroom.
94: Choose Flooring.
95: Choose Wall Coverings.
96: Make and Apply a Wall Stencil.
97: Choose a Child’s Bed.
98: 5 Ways with Child’s Display Space.
99: Make a Bean Bag.
100: 7 Ways with Storage.
101: Make an Appliqué Pillow.
102: Hallway.
103: What to Do When Redecorating Your Hallway.
104: Create a Mood Board for Your Hallway.
105: Layout Considerations for the Hallway.
106: Choose Flooring.
107: Choose Wall Coverings.
108: Choose Lighting.
109: 5 Ways with Mirrors.
110: Choose Hallway Storage.
111: 7 Ways to Add Character to a Hallway.
112: 6 Ways with Stairs.
113: 6 Ways with Under-Stair Space.
114: 7 Ways with Color Tricks.
115: Home Office.
116: What to Do When Redecorating Your Home Office.
117: Create a Mood Board for Your Home Office.
118: Layout Considerations for the Home Office.
119: Choose a Desk.
120: Choose an Office Chair.
121: Choose Lighting.
122: Choose Window Treatments.
123: Choose Office Storage.