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No place like home : tips & techniques for real by Stephen Saint-Onge

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By Stephen Saint-Onge

Stylish and functional designs for genuine families

From the numerous room makeovers he has performed for magazines, newspapers, and tv exhibits, clothier Stephen Saint-Onge has a truly actual experience of what daily households wish and wish from their houses. not like different adorning books out there, his positive aspects items and tasks which are available for daily householders who're trying to find trendy and sensible designs.

Now, his ratings of lovers will thrill for No position Like Home. With domestic designs which are budget-conscious, family-friendly, and lovely, those inspiring tasks combine conventional American sort with glossy comforts and convenience.

  • Introduces artistic instruments and tips that make a huge impact on rooms
  • Educates readers on a number of fabrics, furniture, and accessories
  • Stephen's kind secrets and techniques for each room of the home

Full of artistic suggestion, layout information, and maintenance principles, No position Like Home indicates actual households tips on how to create areas that paintings within the actual world.

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It can be frustrating when there are several people living in a house and everyone has different ideas of what the house should look like, or when one person has opinions and the other does not. Having a Look Book that you build together over time can unify your design direction. At the very least, it begins a conversation and helps you focus on what everyone might want. For example, the kids might want purple walls in their bedroom but as a parent you can’t live with that—so you work out a compromise with purple bedding and accessories.

Remember, however, if you show an image of a high-end kitchen to the salesperson, he or she will likely show you high-end appliances. If that’s not in your budget, explain to the salesperson that this is the look you are going for, but you need a budget-friendly option. Create movie magic in your own home environment Finally, the Look Book can be invaluable when you are doing a renovation and need to meet with contractors or painters. Showing them a picture of what you want to accomplish will help them understand your goals much better than vague descriptions can.

The following images highlight some of the decisions they made during the renovation process. redesign o r re n ovat e ? indd 47 1/3/11 10:08 AM *Insulation was installed to keep the room warm in winter and cool in summer *New knee walls *Cleaned up old brick chimney *Mudding the drywall sealed gaps and seams, and then the walls were primed. *Although painting was an option, the homeowners chose to apply a clay product that would reinforce the Southwestern theme and make an eco-friendly wall finish.

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