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Design*Sponge at Home
Design*Sponge fans have been yearning for the ultimate design manual from their guru, Grace, and she has finally delivered with this definitive guide, which includes: Home tours of 70 real-life interiors featuring artists and designers. Fifty DIY projects, with detailed instructions for personalizing your space. Step-by-step tutorials on everything from stripping and painting furniture to hanging wallpaper and doing your own upholstery. Fifty Before & After makeovers submitted by readers of Design*Sponge - real people with limited time and realistic budgets. Essential tips on modern flower arranging, with 20 arrangements. With over 700 color photos and illustrations and projects that are customizable, relatable, and affordable, this is the democratizing design book everyone has been waiting for.
Better Than New: Lessons I've Learned From Saving Old Homes (and How They Saved Me)
Nicole Curtis is the tough, soulful, charismatic dynamo who for the past twenty years has worked tirelessly to restore historical houses, often revitalizing neighborhoods in the process. And also, in the process, drawing millions of fans to her television show, Rehab Addict, where they follow each step of the hard work and singular vision that transform the seemingly lost cause of a run-down building into a beautifully restored home. But there is so much more to this self-taught expert and working mom. With her signature irresistible honesty and energy, Curtis writes about a project that every reader will find compelling: how she rehabbed herself. Better Than New reveals what’s not seen on TV - Curtis’s personal battles and her personal triumphs, her complicated relationships, her life as a single mother, the story of how she got started remodeling houses, and the consuming ins and outs of producing a mega hit television show while keeping up with two kids, two rescue dogs, and countless tasks on her home renovation punch lists. Followers of the show will get an inside look at some of her most famous restorations, including the Dollar house, the Minnehaha house, the Campbell Street project, and the Ransom Gillis mansion.Part inspirational memoir and part self-help guide, Better Than New is a journey in eight chapters - each pinned to the story of a house that Curtis has remodeled, each delivering a hard-fought lesson about life - that takes readers to the place we all want to be: home.
The Right Color
The definitive guide to paint by the nation’s most sought-after color consultantWhen Martha Stewart was developing her first paint collection, the Araucana Colors (based on the hues of her chickens’ eggs), she turned to the nation’s top color consultant: Eve Ashcraft. Eve helped Martha to pinpoint the colors of that enormously successful paint line, thus assisting in transforming an industry along the way. In her first book, The Right Color, her own curated palette and countless other favorite shades and color combinations provide inspiration for every room in the house. Packed with trade secrets, such as how to make a small room look bigger, how to use color to brighten a space, and how to use paint to resolve myriad architectural challenges, this book will give anyone the confidence to choose a palette that will make the most of any space.
Flipping Houses (The Everything Guide to)
Expert advice to find, fix, and flip any residential property!Are you ready to capitalize on the rising real estate market and get in on the red-hot house flipping scene? You need a step-by-step guide to evaluate property, avoid rookie mistakes, and build a profitable, successful business. In The Everything Guide to Flipping Houses, successful house flipper Melanie Williamson walks you through the opportunities, the risks, the work involved, and the potential for real profits in flipping real estate. She teaches you to:• Assess properties, work with contractors, and manage renovations• Handle legal and tax regulations• Flip multiple houses at one time• Use green renovation options to keep costs low• Select the right banks, investors, and real estate agents• Choose marketing strategies that guarantee salesInside you'll find detailed information for every milestone, from purchase to planning renovations to making the sale and managing profits. It's a competitive market out there, but with this guide in hand, you'll have everything you need to successfully flip any residential property--and reap the lucrative rewards.
Home Improvement Tips and Tricks
Step-by-Step Projects from a Successful and Sassy Interior Designer!Searching for a house or apartment is difficult enough on its own; transforming it into your home is an entirely different story. Home Improvement Tips and Tricks aims to give you the knowhow to decorate while staying within your budget, all presented in an engaging and approachable way. Each project is accompanied by a list of tools and materials needed, along with step-by-step instructions.Salway’s wit and playful personality shine through as she shares her tried-and-true advice to describe the journey of renovating and redecorating not only her two-bedroom Williamsburg apartment but also the upstate New York farmhouse bought as a major fixer-upper.Some of Christina’s greatest lessons include:• Colors you shouldn’t paint your apartment, even if you like wearing them• Where to look, when to haggle, and how to spot a diamond in the rough• How to revitalize your kitchen on a budget• Your shower curtain shouldn’t reflect your personality, and other helpful bathroom hints• How to install a dimmer switch (a.k.a. instant mood lighting)A resource for anyone who is short on time and strapped for cash, Home Improvement Tips and Tricks will help you turn any space into a unique home you love and are proud to show off.
The Holmes Manual
No-nonsense advice from the star of HGTV’s Holmes Makes It Right and Holmes Inspection. From top to bottom, outside to inside, Mike answers homeowners’ most common questions and provides solutions for everyday problems. Mike also offers trusted advice on maintenance - including instructions for repairs and projects that homeowners can tackle themselves. Packed with colour photographs, handy tips and sidebars, The Holmes Manual is a must-have guide for every homeowner.
Kitchen And Bathrooms (Make It Right)
Any renovation involves making many, often difficult, decisions along the way. Who's going to do the work? What cabinets should you buy? What's the best kind of flooring? How much should it cost? How long should the job take? As Canada's most trusted contractor, Mike Holmes has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly, and he has renovated hundreds of bathrooms and kitchens himself. Mike provides expert advice in all aspects of planning and completing your renovation. Plan the renovation that makes sense for your home. Learn all you need to know about structure, wiring, plumbing, and permits. Hire the right people for the job and anticipate potential challenges. Choose the right materials with Mike's comprehensive guide. Understand cost, quotes, and timelines so you can stay on budget and on time. Oversee the job with confidence from start to finish. Packed with colour photographs, sidebars, and checklists, Make It Right: Kitchens and Bathrooms will help you avoid costly mistakes and get your dream renovation right the first time.
Make It Right: Kitchens And Bathrooms
Anyone who has planned a renovation project knows that there are many, often difficult, decisions to make along the way. As Canada’s most trusted contractor, Mike has seen the good, the bad and the ugly. He provides expert advice in all aspects of planning and completing the most common renovation projects so homeowners will:• know what’s possible: design and planning considerations, including advice on building green• learn the basics: structural considerations, permits and potential challenges• hire right: finding the right people for the job• choose the right materials: comprehensive guide to flooring, cabinets, etc., to help you make the best choices (which aren’t necessarily the most expensive ones)• understand cost and timelines: getting and understanding estimates and how long it’s going to take• oversee the job properly: how to ensure the renovation is done right, including step-by-step photographs of correct installationPacked with colour photographs, illustrations and sidebars, these two new Make It Right™ books will help ensure homeowners avoid costly mistakes and get their renovation right the first time.
This Old Dump
Walker, Laura Jensen
If you're an eager and beleaguered remodeler who's a little scared about tackling the challenges of turning a fixer-upper into a cozy home, let alone doing it side by side with your spouse, don't lose heart! Laura Jensen Walker knows the trials and triumphs of do-it-yourself redecorating and how it stirs up, dismantles, and remolds relationships. If you are about to embark on a project of your own, Laura has a message for you: Be prepared, because you and your spouse will probably go a couple rounds before it's all over. Laura has also collected stories from friends who've sloshed around in gushing water, lived without bathrooms, and stalked unreliable contractors. Their marriage relationships all survived the mess of remodeling, and yours will too!
Better Than New: Lessons I've Learned From Saving Old Homes (And How They Saved Me)
For the first time, Nicole Curtis, the star of the megahit HGTV and DIY Network show Rehab Addict, reveals her private struggles, her personal victories, and the inspiring lessons we can all learn from them.
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