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A revised and updated edition of the flagship guide from the authorities on home decorating
The Better Homes and Gardens New Decorating Book has been the decorating resource readers have turned to for more than half a century. Like its predecessors, the Tenth Edition features solid instruction, hundreds of examples, and clear interpretation of design guidelines that generations of readers have come to expect. But this new edition of the classic decorating book also reflects today's approach to decorating—mixing styles for personal expression with an awareness of budget.
Organized in two parts, the first section is filled with room-by-room decorating guides and home tours to cover broad sweeps of decorating topics. The second section is organized by integral design topic: color, furniture arrangement, flooring, lighting, etc. Plus, inviting photography is complemented by workbook-style illustrations to help novice decorators understand the application of design concepts to specific rooms.
- Advice for making smart color choices
- What you need to know about mixing colors and patterns
- How to select and hang window treatments
- Ways to make smart use of wall art
- The essentials on color theory
- Trade secrets and tips from real designers
Whether you're a new homeowner, an apartment dweller, or looking to spruce up any tired space, Better Homes and Gardens New Decorating Book shows you how to give a real home high-impact style—without breaking the bank.
Home organization tips from the experts at Better Homes and Gardens
Most homeowners struggle to stay organized. "Stuff" accumulates quickly, and finding practical and efficient ways to store it — and the know-how to pare down possessions to those that are truly needed — can be tricky. Organize Your Home: Clutter Cures For Every Room is your comprehensive guide to getting—and staying—organized at home.
Packed with solutions for every room that any homeowner can put to use right away, Organize Your Home covers both sides of the organizing equation: the psychology of paring down possessions, reducing clutter, and staying organized as well as the nuts and bolts of finding the right bins, baskets, drawers, and more to store the items you do keep in attractive and efficient ways.
- Provides practical home organization tips and advice for figuring out what should be kept and what should be discarded
- Walks you through the entire home, providing key advice and inspiration to organize every space
- Explains how to break down each room into manageable tasks with time-driven goals—what you can do in 15 minutes, 1 hour, or a weekend
Brimming with inspiring and informative photos, plus trade secrets and tips from designers and professional organizers, Organize Your Home shows you how real homes (with real budgets) make organization and efficiency a reality.
Most homeowners struggle to stay organized. "Stuff" accumulates quickly, and finding practical and efficient ways to store it--and the know-how to pare down possessions to those that are truly needed--can be tricky. Better Homes and Gardens Storage & Organization will be a comprehensive guide to getting and staying organized at home, packed full of solutions for every room that any homeowner can put to use right away.
The ultimate resource for home organization and storage
This book gives you unique ideas and innovative tips for making every room in your home organized and efficient. Brilliant photographs give inspiration while instructional illustrations provide the information needed to tackle organizing and storing everything from toys and sports equipment to clothing, kitchenware, and home office supplies. Kitchen and dining area projects show you how to make the most out of every square inch, with how-tos for constructing built-in and freestanding cabinetry and banquettes, plus projects for adding glide-out shelves, baskets, and turntables to existing cabinets. The sections on bedroom and bath projects include diagrams showing you how to build platform beds with built-in storage space, closet systems, toy storage, and storage for linens and bath supplies. Whether you're looking for a simple solution to everyday clutter or a major renovation that will transform an entire room, you can turn to this idea-packed guide for
- Step-by-step instructions for dozens of organization and storage projects
- Gorgeous color photos that offer guidance and inspiration
- Ideas for every room cover ready-made storage systems as well as custom-built projects for DIYers
Plus, a chapter on garage storage gives you tons of ideas on how to organize and tidy up what you only think is the most intimidating room in the house!
The stylish way to organize your home-and your life!
Storage and organization are perpetual problems for almost every household. If you find yourself getting lost in the clutter, implementing successful storage solutions is a great way to keep your home organized and tidy.
Storage with Style gives you attractive and functional storage ideas for every room, from kitchens and living rooms to bedrooms and bathrooms to home offices and craft rooms. You'll find clever ways to repurpose and retrofit items you already have, as well as ideas for custom-designed solutions to create the ultimate personalized storage space.
- Covers everything from simple portable storage to built-in pieces
- Includes ideas for high-end and budget-conscious storage projects
- Shows how smart storage can be a part of every home's décor
Storage with Style gives you everything you need to organize your home with practical yet beautiful storage solutions.
A completely revised and updated edition of the flagship guide from the authorities on home decorating.
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Table of Contents
MAKING EVERY INCH COUNT
Thoughtful planning boosts a home's function without adding to its footprint.
DOUBLE UP ON FUNCTION
Custom storage pieces do more and put this home at the top of its class.
COOKING FOR A CROWD
Hardworking storage makes efficient, professional-style preparation its focus.
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE
Major floor plan changes transform a suburban kitchen into a beautiful workroom.
ZONED FOR PERFORMANCE
Storage pieces grouped by function streamline an expansive retro kitchen.
Islands; Pantries; Cook Stations; Tight Spots; Open Shelving; Inside Cabinets; Backsplashes; Tableware; Small Appliances.
14 FAST FIXES: PANTRY
Indulge your passion for cakes and cookies with a designated zone for baking gear.
MULTIFUNCTIONAL FAMILY ROOM
An energetic, versatile design puts entertainment and comfort front and center.
THE ULTIMATE MEDIA CABINET
This two-sided Craftsman-style built-in is equal parts work and play.
SOPHISTICATED GATHERING SPACE
Work, dining, and relaxation harmoniously cohabit in this lovely, efficient room.
DESIGNED FOR GOOD TIMES
A pair of laid-back rooms abounds with storage ideas that satisfy the entire family.
Media Storage; Bookcases; Bench Seating; China Hutches; Party Central; On Display.
12 FAST FIXES: ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
Have your favorite fun-time activities at your fingertips with an entertainment armoire.
BUTTONED-UP MASTER SUITE
A remodeled sleep space offers a bevy of built-ins for stashing and stowing.
SQUEEZE IN MORE STORAGE
Elegant style and efficient storage partner perfectly in this bed and bath.
CLEAR UP KID CLUTTER
Small-space solutions yield a childs room that creatively manages chaos.
SECRETS OF SHARING A CLOSET
Hardworking components maximize limited space in this storage suite.
Bedside Storage; Nightstands; Bedroom Built-Ins; Closets; Clothing; Accessories.
14 FAST FIXES: CAN-DO CLOSET
Convert a bedroom closet into a spot for pursuing favorite creative activities.
CLEAN AND CLUTTER-FREE
Efficient design makes use of every inch of space with a bounty of versatile storage.
Minimal design requires planning for maximum storage as this retreat proves.
Vanities; Toiletries; Towel Bars; Bath Helpers; Linen Closets; In the Shower.
12 FAST FIXES: BATHROOM VANITY
Beat the morning rush when you upgrade your primping zone with these simple additions.
SMALL SPACE, MANY PURPOSES
This tiny bonus room is the hardest working space in the house.
BLENDING UTILITY WITH BEAUTY
Short on space but long on organization, a tiny workroom serves many functions.
A SUPERSTAR STOREROOM
This efficient pantry organizes a household—and doubles as a crafters dream.
Savvy storage solutions transform a quiet corner into a multitasking marvel.
Front Entries; Garages; Mudrooms; Hideaway Desks; Memo Stations; By the Desk; On the Wall.
14 FAST FIXES: LAUNDRY ROOM
Wash away clutter by assembling the elements of a multipurpose laundry center.