Creative Homeowner (9)

DIY Guide to Painting and Wallpapering

ISBN: 9781580118057

Author: Michael Light    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Packed with professional painting and wallpapering advice for the first time DIY-er, this book shows how to carry out even the most daunting projects with ease ...


Packed with professional painting and wallpapering advice for the first time DIY-er, this book shows how to carry out even the most daunting projects with ease and confidence, without the need to hire a professional to finish the job. From sanding woodwork and applying latex paint to using rollers, steam strippers and a variety of tools, it covers every aspect of preparation, painting and paper hanging. Full colour photographs and diagrams show how to measure and paste, wallpaper a stairwell or ceiling, paint panelled doors, create interesting glaze effects and solve common problems. Each task is carefully explained with easy-to-follow instructions and helpful diagrams, and the book is loaded with time and money saving hints, tips and tricks of the trade. DIY Guide to Painting and Wallpapering is an essential guide for DIY enthusiasts everywhere.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 18-05-2018


$39.99
Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects

ISBN: 9781580118002

Author: Penny Swift    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

This homeowner's guide shows you how to build 35 useful and attractive outdoor features to enhance your yard and garden. Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects ...


This homeowner's guide shows you how to build 35 useful and attractive outdoor features to enhance your yard and garden. Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects is the ultimate resource for constructing a wide variety of professional-looking, stylish structures, using stone, brick, wood or water. With step-by-step instructions and clear color photographs, all you need is basic equipment and easy-to-learn skills. Projects include stone paths, garden archways, Japanese stone gardens and bamboo fountains, raised and free standing brick planters, pavers, decorative screen walls, rustic benches, and much more. Each project is accompanied by detailed information on which tools to use, exactly what materials are required, how long it will take to make, and the level of difficulty involved, along with handy tips and time-saving techniques.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2018


$44.99
Build Your Own Sheds & Outdoor Projects

ISBN: 9781580117906

Publisher: Creative Homeowner

From basic storage sheds to playhouses, gazebos and workshops, there’s a growing trend toward standalone spaces as attractive alternatives to home additions. ...


From basic storage sheds to playhouses, gazebos and workshops, there’s a growing trend toward standalone spaces as attractive alternatives to home additions. Build the outdoor structure of your dreams by doing all or part of the work yourself. This essential do-it-yourself guide will help you make your dreams a reality. All of the techniques and tips you’ll need are inside. Build Your Own Shed & Outdoor Projects Manual graphically demonstrates the latest in shed construction techniques and illustrates every step of the construction process in detail. Select from more than 200 expertly prepared plans for building a wide range of outdoor structures, from simple utility sheds to elegant cabanas, cottages, greenhouses, pole buildings and much more. Easy-to-follow construction blueprints and materials lists are available for each project to ensure success.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


$39.99
Natural Style

ISBN: 9781580118293

Author: Janet Sobesky    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Focused on the environmental impact of design choices, Natural Style offers home design with a point of view and a conscience! Eco-elegant home decorating guide...


Focused on the environmental impact of design choices, Natural Style offers home design with a point of view and a conscience! Eco-elegant home decorating guide that focuses on the environmental impact of design choices Earth-friendly decorating inspired by the colors, forms, and themes of nature Ideas for every room of your house with fabric, flooring, paint, light, and more Over 200 color photographs packed with design ideas This eco-elegant guide to home décor is packed with attractive decorating ideas inspired by the colors, forms, and themes of nature. Author Janet Sobesky shows how to bring a breath of freshness into home decorating by incorporating natural elements into everyday living. Using organic and eco-conscious materials for earth-friendly designs, Janet presents a host of practical suggestions for achieving a comfortable, informal, easy-care, and sustainable lifestyle. With advice for every room in the house, Natural Style includes the latest information on organic fabrics, natural flooring materials, low VOC paints, energy-efficient lighting options, and more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 08-04-2019


$39.99
Cozy Cottage & Cabin Designs

ISBN: 9781580118415

Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Cozy Cottage & Cabin Designs will help you find the perfect efficient small home! Featuring over 200 functional floor plans for cabins, cottages, a-frames, vac...


Cozy Cottage & Cabin Designs will help you find the perfect efficient small home! Featuring over 200 functional floor plans for cabins, cottages, a-frames, vacation homes, apartment garages, sheds, and more, this book will allow you to browse, select, and order expertly prepared plans. Each ordered plan includes construction blueprints and CAD packages that will bring your future home to life. Stop dreaming and start planning with this essential guide. Discover the ideal small home you've always wanted!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 178 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 29-11-2019


$35.99
DUE > 31st Jan 2020
Woodworking For The Garden

ISBN: 9781580118309

Author: Alan & Gill Bridgewater    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Whatever the size or style of your garden, this book will provide a wealth of inspiring ideas for enhancing your outdoor space! Woodworking for the Garden offer...


Whatever the size or style of your garden, this book will provide a wealth of inspiring ideas for enhancing your outdoor space! Woodworking for the Garden offers 16 attractive, functional projects for making the most of your yard or garden—from trellises and planters to decking, fences, chairs, benches, tables, sheds, and even a children's playhouse! Each project includes easy to follow step-by-step instructions, color photographs, cross-section drawings, and comprehensive materials lists. Authors and renowned DIY experts Alan and Gill Bridgewater also provide helpful advice on cutting and preparing wood, fixing joints, finishing, and maintaining outdoor wooden structures. Grab your woodworker's tools and get outside with the exciting projects inside Woodworking for the Garden!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 12-03-2019


$39.99
The Big Book of Small Home Plans

ISBN: 9781580117944

Author: Design America    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Smaller homes are growing in popularity as more people decide to live simpler yet fuller lives with less square footage, less responsibility and fewer possessio...


Smaller homes are growing in popularity as more people decide to live simpler yet fuller lives with less square footage, less responsibility and fewer possessions. Smaller homes can provide substantial savings in tax, building, heating, maintenance and repair costs, with reduced ecological impact. Build the small home of your dreams by doing all or part of the work yourself. This practical do-it-yourself guide will help you make your dreams a reality. Whether you’re looking to build the ideal cabin, cottage, small home or tiny house, you’re sure to find it here. Select from a catalogue of more than 360 expertly prepared plans for building a variety of small homes under 1,200 square feet. Easy-to-follow construction blueprints and materials lists are available for each project to ensure success. Big Book of Small Home Plans is also packed with advice for rightsizing your house while maximizing your living space, with useful tips on small home organizing, decorating and smart storage.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2017


$29.99
Beginner's Guide to DIY

ISBN: 9781580118286

Author: Jo Behari    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Start doing your own household repairs and simple renovations without the expense of calling in a professional! If you are frustrated by your own inability to h...


Start doing your own household repairs and simple renovations without the expense of calling in a professional! If you are frustrated by your own inability to handle a repair, or resentful of having to pay someone to take care of simple home maintenance--you've come to the right place. Full of expert advice, this practical handbook features easy instructions for all the home DIY basics, from painting and wallpapering to simple plumbing, changing a lock, using power tools, fixing a squeaky board and much more. Beginner's Guide to DIY will provide first-time homeowners and renters with the basic skills and guidance to get the job done. This ultimate reference guide for the DIY novice offers help for anyone who has a busy working life but still wants to make their home look good--without spending a fortune.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2019


$35.99
DUE > 31st Aug 2019
Green Clean

ISBN: 9781580118316

Author: Jill Potvin-Schoff    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

This eco-friendly handbook explains how to eliminate toxic chemical household cleaning agents from your life and replace them with natural, homemade solutions. ...


This eco-friendly handbook explains how to eliminate toxic chemical household cleaning agents from your life and replace them with natural, homemade solutions. Inspired by the author's experience as the mother of an allergic child, Green Clean provides practical, comprehensive advice for every household cleaning need from kitchen, bathroom, and laundry to windows, floors, grills, decks, and cars. Jill Potvin Schoff shows how to green up your chores and reduce your family's exposure to hazardous chemicals. Using safe, effective and inexpensive ingredients and recipes, she offers simple cleaning methods and smart tips that will keep both you and the environment healthy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2019


$39.99
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