The Victorian House Book

A Practical Guide to Home Repair and Decoration

Author: Robin Guild

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554073719

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 9489

Historical information plus design ideas and advice for a Victorian vintage home. [Praise for the UK edition:] Well-researched and documented... Essential for anyone interested in Victorian design and decoration. - Library Journal The Victorian House Book is a fascinating and essential guide to a rich and varied design age. The book details numerous interior and exterior styles -- from the High Victorian and Queen Anne Revival to the Classical and Gothic -- and showcases homes from the United States and Great Britain. Full of inspiring ideas and fascinating information, the book is organized room by room including conservatories, libraries and billiard rooms. More than 500 color photographs and 1,500 line drawings show the beauty and elegance of Victorian homes and reveal details of their architectural features. A wide range of design elements is examined, including: House styles and plans Traditional colors and finishes Construction features Furniture styles Roofs and gables Ceilings and fireplaces Wallpapers and upholstery Decorative glass and moldings Curtains and floor coverings Railings and ironwork. The Victorian House Book also includes a trouble-shooting guide with information and advice on renovation techniques and care and maintenance. A source list provides the names, addresses and websites of manufacturers and suppliers.

Victorian House Style

An Architectural and Interior Design Source Book

Author: Linda Osband

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: 9780715313190

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 967

Focuses mainly on the details associated with the victorian period in England. Linda Osband uses an even mix of beautiful photographs and detailed sketches to illustrate the many design elements of the period. She includes a list of suppliers in the U.K., USA, Australia, France and Germany for those wishing to restore their current home.

Historic Millwork

A Guide to Restoring and Re-creating Doors, Windows, and Moldings of the Late Nineteenth Through Mid-Twentieth Centuries

Author: Brent Hull

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471416227

Category: Architecture

Page: 204

View: 4560

&Quot;In a highly practical, categorical format, Historic Millwork compiles and interprets designs from historic trade catalogs and period trade journals to produce an accurate, indispensable guide to millwork from 1870 to 1940." "In this burgeoning field where authenticity dictates, Historic Millwork is an essential resource for anyone interested in restoring, re-creating, or preserving historic millwork from this expressive era."--platnica.

Ready, Set, Decorate

The Complete Guide to Getting It Right Every Time

Author: Emma Callery

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781588164995

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

View: 3700

Covers all major decorating elements, from painting to lighting, for every room of the house.

Victorian House Style Sourcebook

Author: Linda Osband

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715327050

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

View: 9502

Victorian House Style Sourcebook is a pocket source book bursting with images of original and well restored Victorian features that contains a room-by-room tour of Victorian homes and gardens, covering everything from grand opulence to modest dwellings. It's an ideal handy reference for the homeowner, either to take to the architectural salvage yard or DIY store to identify authentic styles and colors, or simply to dip into to enjoy the best of Victorian designs. Beautifully illustrated with photographs, including design details such as close-ups of fabrics and wallpaper

Victorian Style

Author: Judith Miller,Martin Miller

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781857329551

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 4425

Here is a fascinating visual survey of the eclectic, richly decorative, and always popular Victorian era. Each aspect of domestic style receives an in-depth examination, from exterior details to every element of the interior, with special emphasis on décor for individual rooms. An authoritative text explores the historical and social background behind the period’s look, and there’s a wealth of inspired ideas that home decorators can tailor to fit any house, budget, or lifestyle.

Old House Eco Handbook

A Practical Guide to Retrofitting for Energy-efficiency & Sustainability

Author: Roger Hunt,Marianne Suhr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780711232785

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

View: 5344

Old House Eco Handbook is a companion volume to the authors' highly successful Old House Handbook, published in association with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). It seeks to answer the questions homeowners and others are asking about how to make old houses - medieval and timberframed, Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian terraces - energy-efficient and sustainable. The refurbishment or 'retrofitting' of old houses to meet new requirements into the future is now high on the Government's agenda. Old houses are, by their nature, a sustainable asset: their refurbishment is becoming a priority as attempts are made to address millions of energy-sapping, poorly insulated and far from airtight homes.

The Joy of Home

Author: Naomi Cleaver

Publisher: Conran

ISBN: 9781840915433

Category: House & Home

Page: 304

View: 3107

Whether renter or owner, our home does far more than provide shelter. It's a huge emotional asset, one that protects, comforts, inspires and motivates. A successfully-designed home defines who we are. But achieving that success can seem quite daunting. The Joy of Homeproves otherwise. Step by step, with wit, wisdom and plenty of common sense, The Joy of Home guides us through the entire design process, always keeping us focused on what's really important. You'll start with a few simple exercises to get your creative juices flowing, then tackle questions of personal style, taste, needs and desires. You'll learn how to make a scale drawing, to set up a realistic budget and time-table. You'll weigh the relative merits of different materials and finishes, and consider the impact of color and lighting. With its gorgeous photographs and detailed case studies, you'll consult this book again and again, finding invaluable guidance and a wealth of practical ideas for every project in every room of your perfect home.

100 Sunrooms

A Hands-on Design Guide and Sourcebook

Author: David Wilson

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 9781592532001

Category: House & Home

Page: 176

View: 9432

Homeowners are feathering their nests, and the one area of home improvement that continues to grow is sunrooms. As interest grows, so does the variety and style of sunrooms and conservatories. Whether you want to use a sunroom as a dining area, a playroom, an office space, or simply a room in which to relax and let the outdoors in, you need a plan. This book includes exactly what every homeowner is seeking; hands-on, practical information; inspirational images; and templates for each style, ranging from Victorian to Edwardian and from regency to modern-in short, all the information you need to choose a style and design your own sunroom. The book also includes a CD ROM to help design your sunroom, discussion of interior furnishings, sourcing materials, and much more.

Old House Handbook

The Essential Guide to Care and Repair

Author: Marianne Suhr,Roger Hunt

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711227729

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

View: 9464

Here, for the first time, is a completely authoritative guide on how to look after your old house - whether it's a timber framed medieval cottage, an eighteenth century urban terrace or an example of Victorian or Edwardian speculative development. Taking their lead from the conservation approach of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (who have approved and authorised this volume), the approach is one of respect, restraint and repair rather than 'restoration' which can so easily and permanently destroy the rich historical legacy of any old building. From the foundations to the roof, from the need for modern services to the maintenance of traditional paintwork and finishes, from windows and doors to breathability and damp in walls and floors, this book provides richly and deeply informed practical guidance. It will be essential reading for anyone with an old house in need of any kind of repair or maintenance.

Estate Sales Made Easy

Author: Victoria Gray

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401953034

Category: Reference

Page: 144

View: 3292

From first client contact to signed contract, and from setup to day of sale to takedown, Victoria Gray—an experienced estate sales manager and founder of Estate Sales by Victoria—guides you through what it takes to run a successful estate sale. With a thorough exploration of the legal, financial, familial, and business issues, Gray lays out the nuts and bolts of an estate sale with sensitivity to emotions that might arise during the process. Gray also delves into the spiritual energy that she has sensed in different houses throughout her 27 years in the business.With insightful tips and an easy-to-follow process, you will be equipped to: •Set up appointments with potential clients seeking an estate sale manager •Create a contract for the sale •Set up the sale, including pricing and arranging items for maximal efficiency and profit •Manage the sale, from client to customer •Take down the sale and distribute the proceeds •Build your customer base and keep itGray's efficient, no-nonsense advice will help you to tackle your first estate sale with little fuss and a full sense of preparation. Whether you want to establish your own estate sales business or conduct an estate sale for a loved one, this guide provides everything you need to know from an experienced manager who has seen it all.

Period Property Manual

Author: Ian Rock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857338457

Category: Dwellings

Page: 248

View: 1875

Britain has a wonderfully rich stock of period houses - everything from medieval cottages to Georgian townhouses and Edwardian mansions. But many of these historic properties are now at risk. Some are unwittingly damaged by well-meaning owners or incompetent builders; others suffer long-term deterioration where mortgage lenders have imposed ......

The Useful Book

201 Life Skills They Used to Teach in Home Ec and Shop

Author: David Bowers,Sharon Bowers

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761187146

Category: House & Home

Page: 448

View: 7038

A modern and energetically designed encyclopedia of DIY with everything you need to know to roll up your sleeves and cook it, build it, sew it, clean it, or repair it yourself. In other words, everything you would have learned from your shop and home ec teachers, if you'd had them. The Useful Book features 138 practical projects and how-tos, with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, relevant charts, sidebars, lists, and handy toolboxes. There’s a kitchen crash course, including the must-haves for a well-stocked pantry; how to boil an egg (and peel it frustration-free); how to grill, steam, sauté, and roast vegetables. There’s Sewing 101, plus how to fold a fitted sheet, tie a tie, mop a floor, make a bed, and set the table for a formal dinner. Next up: a 21st-century shop class. The tools that everyone should have, and dozens of cool projects that teach fundamental techniques. Practice measuring, cutting, and nailing by building a birdhouse. Make a bookshelf or a riveted metal picture frame. Plus: do-it-yourself plumbing; car repair basics; and home maintenance, from priming and painting to refinishing wood floors.

The Victorian Society Book of the Victorian House

Author: Kit Wedd

Publisher: Aurum PressLtd

ISBN: 9781845132941

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 5050

For any house-proud owner of a Victorian property this book represents a unique and invaluable resource. Packed with information about Victorian architectural ideas, it includes a wealth of practical advice about the maintenance and conservation of Victorian homes. Part One provides a concise overview of the development of the Victorian house, the wide range of architectural styles that came in and out of fashion over the period, and the lifestyles of the original owners the houses were designed to accommodate. Throughout, the emphasis is on family houses of various sizes rather than the great houses of the aristocracy, which are discussed only in relation to their influence on contemporary builders and architects. Part Two discusses structures and materials, covering brickwork, stone, renders and stuccos, roofs, woodwork, windows and doors, ironwork, and conservatories. In each case there is comprehensive advice on symptoms of trouble, techniques for preservation and restoration, and the correct choice of materials. Part Three covers services—fireplaces and chimneys, lighting, kitchens and bathrooms—all subjects requiring particular sensitivity to achieve a satisfactory compromise between preserving the spirit of the original building and meeting modern standards of comfort and convenience. Part Four examines all aspects of interior decoration, including plasterwork, decorative tiles, paint colors and finishes, wall coverings, curtains and blinds, and floor coverings. The book is completed by lists of further reading, places to visit, and useful addresses, including those of specialist suppliers and contractors, and sources of more detailed information and advice.

How to Write a Historic Structure Report

Author: David Arbogast

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393733602

Category: Architecture

Page: 400

View: 1536

A one-of-a-kind, step-by-step guide to compiling an HSR—a document crucial to every professional working on a historic property. Any architect, engineer, or preservation professional renovating a historic property must be familiar with the historic structure report (HSR)—a document that evaluates all aspects of a property to minimize damage during restoration. The only book of its kind, this practical guide walks readers through the process of compiling an HSR. From gathering historical and archival data about the property to analyzing its structural, mechanical, and electrical components to assessing the state of its interior finish, including wood, masonry, and metals, this book covers all the nuts and bolts of an expertly written, informative HSR. Explaining what information should be included in each section and how investigators can work together effectively as a team to produce a comprehensive, coherent report, this handbook is one no professional should be without.