"House Doctor" Instant Makeovers by Ann Maurice
Following "House Doctor" and "House Doctor Quick Fixes", this text is the latest title from TV's DIY guru, Ann Maurice. Packed with hints and tips for fixing up the house and adding hundreds to its value, this book is aimed at all home enthusiasts. Each house is dealt with in its entirety and there is more focus on the owners of the houses than in the two previous books. Maurice gives her initial diagnosis of the house as a whole and her final verdict is highlighted in a box. The changes made to every room are documented along with the owners' reactions to them. Each case history is followed by examples of how to transform something from tatty to tasteful, for example, transforming an old garden table into a mosaic dining table. A number of different styles are covered: Victorian; country; retro; minimalist chic; seaside; and so forth. The key components needed to get a particular look are detailed and illustrated.