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Design Ideas For Decorative Concrete And Stone

Concrete, granite, marble, travertine and various other strains of naturaland engineered stone are shown and described in a comprehensive new book, Design Ideas for Decorative Concrete and Stone, which presents homeowners with the clearest and most creative ways to embellish their own decorating scheme.

Series: Design Ideas

Paperback: 208 pages

Publisher: Creative Homeowner; 1st edition (October 1, 2006)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1580113125

ISBN-13: 978-1580113120

Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.6 x 0.7 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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I bought this book looking for decorative concrete ideas. It has very little material on that subject and the ideas are tailored for ultra expensive houses making this book worthless for the average homeowner. Anyone who can afford the ideas in this book would have an interior decorator and thus wouldn't need it. I am returning the book

The ideas offered in this book are unique and innovative, the pictures are phenomenal, and there's even a resource guide in the back to help you find materials. Unlike another reviewer, I don't believe you have to be super wealthy at all to incorporate them. If you hire a designer, yes, you'll pay more, but if you simply show the photos to a skilled craftsman, it's highly likely that most of the ideas in this book can be reproduced at a reasonable cost. With a little imagination and some creativity, alternate materials can even be used to lower the costs even more. I found this book to be not only inspiring but invaluable when trying to come up with ideas for a long overdue remodel of our decrepit kitchen and bath. Love it.

Concrete is so beautiful! We have a son in the decorative concrete business so it's a favorite pastime in this family.

Just as described. Good product at a good price. Highly recommend.

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