Creative Homeowner (14)

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
DIY for Renters

ISBN: 9781580118330

Author: Charles Byers    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

The essential repair and maintenance guide for everyone who rents—not owns—their home! Practical instruction for apartment and house renters to ensure you d...


The essential repair and maintenance guide for everyone who rents—not owns—their home! Practical instruction for apartment and house renters to ensure you don't risk your safety deposit Perform common repairs and install upgrades that are economical, safe, and in line with your rental agreement Maintenance issues are addressed, from squeaky doors and wet basements to plumbing, heating, and electrical repair Step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and color photos guide you through the repairs Tips for upgrade removal for when it's time to leave your rental behind and move on This book is designed to help apartment and house renters perform common repairs and upgrades that are economical, safe, and do not conflict with tenant/landlord agreements. Author Charles Byers, an experienced vocational school educator, shows how to address all the normal maintenance issues that every home will encounter, from squeaky doors or floors, wet basements, and replacing light switches to installing ceiling fans and plumbing, heating, and electrical repairs. Mr. Byers guides you to complete each project as inexpensively and perfectly as possible, using readily available materials from the local home center. He even includes tips on taking down and removing upgrades when it's time to leave the rental unit, so you can get your security deposit back in full! DIY for Renters: Don't Call the Landlord will make the perfect, practical housewarming gift for any young person moving out on their own for the first time. Packed with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and color photos, this book teaches basic repair skills that any potential future homeowner will use for the rest of their lives!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 204 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$39.99
Ultimate Guide to Basements Attics and Garages

ISBN: 9781580118422

Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Find more space without moving or investing in an expensive addition! Over 50 step-by-step procedures for the DIY construction process More than 580 photographs...


Find more space without moving or investing in an expensive addition! Over 50 step-by-step procedures for the DIY construction process More than 580 photographs and illustrations to inform and inspire you Learn to plan, design, and remodel unused areas in your home to maximize living space Easy-to-follow techniques to help you make the conversion yourself Found space... that's what this book is all about! Learn how to maximize the usable but unfinished areas in your house as new living space for your growing family. No need for an expensive addition or going through the trouble of moving to a larger house. With more than 50 detailed step-by-step sequences and 580 full-color drawings and photographs to illustrate construction techniques, this book contains dozens of delightful design alternatives for your basement, attic, and garage. Some of the topics covered in Ultimate Guide to Basements, Attics & Garages include planning and design, installing skylights, finishing walls and ceilings, building stairs, framing floors, installing windows and doors, and much more. This new edition also includes updated information on current codes and materials. If you're running out of space for your growing family, don't move, just learn how to redesign the areas you already have but aren't utilizing to their fullest potential!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 29-02-2020


$39.99
Ultimate Guide to Furniture Repair and Refinishing 2nd Revised Edition

ISBN: 9781580118439

Author: Brian Hingley    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Whether you've received a beloved family heirloom that needs fixing up or want to repair and renovate bargain furniture, this Ultimate Guide to Furniture Repair...


Whether you've received a beloved family heirloom that needs fixing up or want to repair and renovate bargain furniture, this Ultimate Guide to Furniture Repair & Refinishing is packed with detailed information to help you get the job done! With more than 500 color step-by-step instructions, photographs, and detailed drawings, this authoritative DIY guide will show you everything you need to know to restore furniture, including tips on the tools, materials, and supplies needed. From removing old finishes and refurbishing warped wood to making structural repairs and preserving original finishes on old collectible furniture, you'll learn a wide range of shop-tested and approved methods to furniture restoration. Written by an authority in the field and seasoned furniture repair expert Brian D. Hingley, this book has been updated and redesigned from its previous edition so you can make the most out of damaged or antique furniture and achieve professional results.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$49.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2020
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
Yard and Garden Furniture 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9781580118507

Author: Bill Hylton    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Make the most of your yard with creative DIY furniture! 20 useful projects for backyard and garden furniture pieces, from simple to sophisticated Step-by-step i...


Make the most of your yard with creative DIY furniture! 20 useful projects for backyard and garden furniture pieces, from simple to sophisticated Step-by-step instructions, corresponding photography, parts lists, cutting plans, exploded views, and assembly views for each project Beginner-friendly projects for novices include a planter bench and basic garden bench More challenging pieces for intermediate to expert woodworkers include deck chairs and a porch rocker Author Bill Hylton is a contributor for Woodworker's Journal and author of several woodworking and home improvement books If you're a homeowner wanting to improve the look and utility of your backyard, this is your complete project guide! Yard and Garden Furniture, 2nd Edition, provides you with 20 creative and useful outdoor projects—from simple to sophisticated styles—to spruce up your outdoor space. With tips on woodworking tools and techniques, step-by-step instructions and photos, supply lists, cutting plans, exploded views, and assembly views, you'll be equipped with the inspiration and guidance you need to complete a wide variety of yard and garden furniture pieces. The projects inside include a wrap-around tree bench, round deck table, folding table-stool, porch swing, cedar recliner, hammock stand, plant cart, Adirondack chair and side table, glider stand, picnic table with benches, and more. Perfect for both beginners and more experienced woodworkers, these 20 attractive projects range in skill level and difficulty—so there's something for everyone to learn, create, and accomplish. Fill your yard and garden with personal touches you've made yourself, with Yard and Garden Furniture, 2nd Edition!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 204 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$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, vaca...


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
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
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