Maurice, Ann House Doctor Instant Makeovers

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House Doctor Instant Makeovers

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9780007144259: House Doctor Instant Makeovers

Following the enormous success of House Doctor and House Doctor Quick Fixes, House Doctor: Instant Makeovers is the latest title from TV’s DIY guru Ann Maurice. Packed with hints and tips for fixing up the house and adding hundreds to its value, this book is another sure-fire winner for all home enthusiasts.

'House Doctor: Instant Makeovers' is perfect for anybody interested in DIY, or planning to sell their home. Packed with complete house makeovers, this book also takes a practical dimension, explaining how to carry out many basic decorating tasks. Special project pages illustrate how to re-vamp existing furniture or give new life to old curtains, while step-by-step notes on painting walls, fixing the floor or transforming the lighting ensure that any task can be easily achieved.

Beginning with an intital house diagnosis, Ann Maurice takes each home owner through every room, changing layouts, altering furniture and getting rid of their clutter. Her final verdict, together with opinions from the home owner AND the final selling figure of the property are also included.

Covering a number of different styles, such as Victorian, country, retro, minimalist chic, and even seaside, this book contains all the familiar ingredients of House Doctor, with some invaluable practical advice, too.

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In Instant Makeovers, the third book of Channel 5’s highly successful House Doctor series, Ann Maurice takes her no-nonsense approach and applies it more widely to inspiring but manageable individual projects, as well as to the case studies featured in the fifth series. Featuring general advice on commonly encountered aspects of interior decoration, this book encourages you to make the best of the home you have, whether you’re trying to sell it or not.

This book features all the basic interior decoration jobs that any homeowner will come across at one time or another, such as painting an interior, dressing windows or caring for wooden floors. The House Doctors advice also includes information on disguising a bad view, displaying items effectively and how to use lighting throughout your home.

Specially selected step-by-step products will ehlp you to create the details that provide the perfect finishing touches to any interior. Among other things, you can learn to make a table-cum-storage-box or a zinc corner table, revamp your sofa, cover a footstool and update a chest of drawers.

So roll up your sleeves and get set to fix your home.

Includes:
• step-by-step projects
• real case studies from the television program
• hints and tips on interior design
• comprehensive practical decorating advice

About the Author:

Ann Maurice, as Channel 5’s House Doctor, has gained a massive following for her sensible no-nonsense advice to hopeful homesellers. When she’s not in front of the camera, she is a Real Estate Stylist working in California. She also writes a regular column for Metro Newspaper.

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