Smart, stylish, and budget-conscious solutions to renovating every living space, from dining room to bedroom. The latest in the successful MoneySmart Makeovers series.
With a realistic attitude towards budgets, loads of practical information, and inspiring photos, the Popular Mechanics Money Makeovers series shows homeowners how to take dull, tired living spaces and bring them to stylish life again. Expert author and do-it-yourselfer Rick Peters presents three levels of renovation and renewal: Planning (with design guidelines); Real Makeover Examples, taken from honest-to-goodness actual home makeovers, not set-ups shot in a studio; and Creating a New Look, with amazingly detailed instructions. Here, anyone can learn to replace stained floors with carpeting or laminate flooring, decorate walls with a faux finish, install new windows and doors, and much more. From choosing color schemes to buying materials, selecting tools to allotting time, this endlessly useful guide takes you from start to finish-without breaking the bank. A Selection of the Homestyle Book Club.
A 15-year veteran of woodworking and DIY publishing, Rick Peters is the author of numerous bestselling books, including MoneySmart Makeovers: Kitchens, MoneySmart Makeovers: Bathrooms, and the Popular Mechanics Workshop guides: Router Fundamentals, Scroll Saw Fundamentals, and Table Saw Fundamentals. He is also the former editor of ShopNotes magazine.show more