Better Homes and Gardens Fireplace Design & Decorating Ideas, 2nd Edition (Better Homes and Gardens Home) Few house features provide the beauty, warmth, and feeling of home that a fireplace does. But homeowners often find themselves both charmed and intimidated by this architectural wonder. This updated edition of the classic Better Homes and Gardens guide walks readers through the steps of decorating and renovating an existing fireplace and explains basic fireplace maintenance. It also offers detailed advice on arranging furnishings around a fireplace to make it the focal point of a room.Updated to include striking before-and-after photos, coverage of currently available products and materials, and new trends such as hanging flat-screen televisions over the mantel, this is the one guide readers need to fully enjoy their hearths.
Fireplace & Mantel Ideas, 2nd edition: Build, Design and Install Your Dream Fireplace Mantel Design, build and install your dream fireplace mantel with this updated edition of a popular classic. Inside you'll find two new step-by-step instructions on carving a rustic mantel with woodcarving tools and building a classic fireplace mantel using general woodworking skills and tools. In addition, the author includes an amazing selection of classic fireplace mantel designs including English traditional, Country French, Victorian, Art Nouveau, and more.
Backyard Idea Book: Outdoor Kitchens, Sheds & Storage, Fireplaces, Play Spaces, Pools & Spas (Taunton Home Idea Books) Much more than just lawns, the backyards of today make full use of this area's unlimited possibilities for lounging, dining, playing, and communing with nature. Outdoor kitchens make cooking a treat for the senses while backyard fireplaces create a natural gathering place for friends and family. Decks, patios and porches can be transformed into fully furnished outdoor rooms with floors, walls and ceilings. Backyard Idea Book helps readers unlock the extraordinary possibilities of this incredibly flexible area, and showcases a huge array of cutting-edge ideas for turning backyards into personal, satisfying spaces. New twists on old themes are offered, as well as some of the freshest ideas from the brightest talent in landscape design. An effective combination of stylistic concepts and hands-on advice helps readers select specific projects, while hundreds of color photos serve to inspire and delight.
Fireplace Design & Decorating Ideas (Better Homes and Gardens Home) Must-read planning tool covers fireplace building, layout, materials, accessories, and decorating.Inspirational photos plus design ideas for indoor and outdoor hearth spaces.Easy-to-read, problem-solving text offers hundreds of helpful tips.New edition provides technology updates on all aspects of new fireplace options.Secrets on how to update an aging fireplace and rearrange furnishings around the hearth.Includes technical information on maintenance and safety.