Synopses & Reviews
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.
- This must-read planning tool covers fireplace building, layout, materials, accessories, and decorating. The revised edition provides updates on fireplace options that have come onto the market since the first edition was published.
- Easy-to-read, problem-solving text offers hundreds of helpful tips.
- Inspirational photos plus design ideas for indoor and outdoor hearth spaces.
- Secrets on how to update an aging fireplace and rearrange furnishings around the hearth.
- Technical information on fireplace maintenance and safety.
Covers fireplace building, layout, materials, accessories, and decorating.
Inspirational photos plus design ideas for indoor and outdoor hearth spaces.
Secrets on how to update an aging fireplace and rearrange furnishings around the hearth.
Includes technical information on maintenance and safety.
The newest version of the classic fireplace renovation and design guide, updated for todays styles, building materials, and trends.
About the Author
The iconic BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today, the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.
Table of Contents
Reflections of Style.
Room by Room.
Decorating a Fireplace.