More Period Details: The House Renovator's Bible, by Judith Miller
Hardcover in Good Condition
Restoring a home is a gratifying and pleasurable experience, especially when the renovations maintain the original character of the building. Whether you long for a traditional marble fireplace or solid brass doorknobs, colorful stained glass for the front door or tiles for the hallway, installing these original features will bring character to your home and add thousands of dollars to its value.
In More Period Details, best-selling author Judith Miller guides you through every type of interior fixture and fitting, from large elements such as doors, windows, and stairs to small details such as locks, hinges, and grates. Exterior details, such as front doors and porches, are also featured. The book focuses on both town and country homes from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, with the greatest emphasis on the styles and dwellings from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including American Colonial, Victorian, Art Deco, and Georgian. Miller offers advice on how to date a house; how to buy and restore original items; and how to identify which interior and exterior features should be replaced or added. And with the growing number of quality reproductions available, period details are not limited to rare, expensive antique pieces.
With more than 800 full-color examples of original and reproduction period fixtures and fittings, plus a comprehensive directory of manufacturers and craftsmen, More Period Details is an essential purchase for anyone planning to restore or renovate a period property.
This completely new book by Judith Miller, author of the classic best-seller Period Details, will enable you to successfully restore or renovate a house using details that match the building's original design. With 800 color photographs of original and reproduction pieces, More Period Details is an authoritative, practical guide to re-creating an authentic period look in your home.