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Garage Makeovers: Adding Space Without Adding on (Popular Mechanics)

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Publisher Comments:

The garage is often the last place in the home that gets a makeover—even though its often desperately in need of an overhaul. But homeowners are catching on. Now, Rick Peters presents six themed ways to transform the garage into a comfortable, effective, and efficient space: enclosing a carport; making a mechanics dream work area; adding a woodworking shop; creating a craft room; putting in storage (and more storage); and building a family room. All the work takes place on site, in real families two-car garages, with the tasks divided into two groups: those that the average homeowner can accomplish him or herself, and those best left to professionals. The guides friendly and easy-to-follow format shows what needs to be done and how to do it; the more demanding jobs receive extremely detailed descriptions that explain what the work entails, how long it should take, and what it typically costs.

Review:

"The garage is typically the last room in the house to receive the makeover treatment, but Peters and the Popular Mechanics staff have a wealth of practical tips when it comes time to update or renovate the space. Whether the goal is simply to maximize storage or create an entirely new living area, this volume makes a tremendous help for the do-it-yourselfer. The book is divided into three main parts: planning, which covers basic construction methods and styles; real-life examples of different projects (including budget estimates); and plans for implementing any or all of the features shown. It's the third and final section on actual projects that will get the greatest workout. Peters covers everything from basic construction techniques such as drywalling a ceiling and building walls to installing garage door openers and wall-mounted storage systems. Every task is explained simply and directly, supplemented with easy-to-follow diagrams, photos and instructions. Peters and company are also quick to point out which projects are best left to the professionals. Those considering tackling a garage renovation will find the book's common-sense approach and practical advice invaluable." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Book News Annotation:

In this accessible guide for homeowners, Peters offers practical suggestions for transforming any garage into an attractive and efficient space. Six real-life "makeovers" are profiled, including enclosing a carport, creating a craft room, and building a family room. Peters also provides clear instructions for do-it-yourself projects (illustrated with color photos) and explains which tasks should be left to the professionals. Peters is the author of a number of titles in home remodeling and woodworking for the non-specialist. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588165138
Subtitle:
Adding Space Without Adding On
Author:
Peters, Rick
Publisher:
Hearst
Subject:
Remodeling
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Storage in the home
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
Decorating - General
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - General
Subject:
Cleaning & Caretaking - General
Subject:
Garages - Remodeling
Subject:
Home Construction-Remodeling Specification
Subject:
BG-MINDandBODY - BG-PSYCHGY/SELF HELP
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Popular Mechanics
Publication Date:
20061128
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10 x 8.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The garage is typically the last room in the house to receive the makeover treatment, but Peters and the Popular Mechanics staff have a wealth of practical tips when it comes time to update or renovate the space. Whether the goal is simply to maximize storage or create an entirely new living area, this volume makes a tremendous help for the do-it-yourselfer. The book is divided into three main parts: planning, which covers basic construction methods and styles; real-life examples of different projects (including budget estimates); and plans for implementing any or all of the features shown. It's the third and final section on actual projects that will get the greatest workout. Peters covers everything from basic construction techniques such as drywalling a ceiling and building walls to installing garage door openers and wall-mounted storage systems. Every task is explained simply and directly, supplemented with easy-to-follow diagrams, photos and instructions. Peters and company are also quick to point out which projects are best left to the professionals. Those considering tackling a garage renovation will find the book's common-sense approach and practical advice invaluable." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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