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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.
With beautiful photographic inspirations and the help of world-renowned architects and designers, it’s easy to choose the perfect fireplace. This visual portfolio presents traditional, modern, and site-specific fireplaces. They range from simple to ornate, and decorative to practical, with beautifully carved wood mantles, rustic timbered chimneypieces, whitewashed brick surrounds, whimsical adobes, vintage adornments, and state-of-the-art metal facades. The design section includes suggestions for furniture placement, lighting, and firewood storage, while the decorating section addresses furnishings on or around the mantelpiece. Each image offers an ingenious solution to fireplace design for any decor.
The newest version of the classic fireplace renovation and design guide, updated for todays styles, building materials, and trends.
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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.