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Changing Rooms Paperback – Illustrated, 12 Oct 2010

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  • Paperback: 159 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books (12 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563551011
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563551010
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 19 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,292,266 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Changing Rooms is a very tempting proposition for anyone who hankers after an exciting new look for a tired old environment. The BBC's Changing Rooms design team--Linda Barker, Andy Kane, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Anna Ryder Richardson, Liz Wagstaff, and Graham Wynne--have inspired many people to take the plunge and redecorate. Of course, many have probably also decided to stick with their magnolia walls after seeing the sometimes outlandish interior design "don'ts" that leave the home-owners gasping in horror. For the uninitiated, Changing Rooms is a television show in which the team spend £500 redecorating a room in a volunteer's home. Linda Barker, who is also the author of Just Junk, has selected 16 of the most successful rooms for this book. Included are an attic music room, a loft bedroom, a feng shui bedroom, a Victorian formal room and a Mexican kitchen. Practical advice on the use of colour and lighting, a checklist of materials and equipment needed and construction techniques from "Handy Andy" are included.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By on 17 May 2000
I especially remember the mexican style kitchen,with punched-tin kitchen cabinet doors. Not to everyones choice, however to all of those addicted to interior/DIY programmes and books a good all round inspirational edition.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Changing Rooms 19 Nov. 2001
By K H Edwards - Published on
Changing Rooms did for me what Linda Barker's book about designers secrets didn't do. There's plenty of pictures, before & after and lots of tips about the projects. Glossary of terms is rather helpful. Especially nice are the mini-stories about the people involved and their goals for the rooms. After this book arrived I read it cover to cover. It doesn't live on the bookshelf. You can find it either on the coffee table, my desk or my bedside table. Yaaaaayy!! Linda and all your cohorts!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The best ever, must-have book for DIY decorating 10 Sept. 2001
By ladybird - Published on
I've been an obsessive fan of BBC's Changing Rooms series for several years now, so I went totally nuts when I heard there was a Changing Rooms book available! And what a book it is!! Basically, it gives indepth instructions for many of the techniques and processes seen on the show, but in greater detail than you get on TV. I was especially excited to learn about the antiquing wax Linda Barker used to age a fireplace, and I was totally inspired by her use of black-and-white copies to create your own wall border. If you like Changing Rooms (or even the whiny American knockoff, Trading Spaces), this book is a must-have. It's also great if you're looking for inexpensive do-it-yourself projects that pack a lot of punch in a short amount of time. I give it 4 stars instead of 5 only because a few of the rooms just don't meet with my taste.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By J. Hanahan - Published on
I watch this program every morning! I really enjoy it a lot. I bought this book while we were in Scotland a couple of months ago. I was searching for the "Handy Andy's Weekend Workbook" book, also from this series. I found that one (which I enjoyed also) and this one at the same time. I'd like to see more books from this series, showing the before and after, as well as detailed project information. If you like the program, you'll love the book and if you like the book, you'll love the program on BBC.
Four Stars 30 July 2014
By Chip Goltz - Published on
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The book brings back memories. Now the BBC just needs to make the series available.
2 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I don't see this book yet... but..... 20 July 2001
By R. Lachance - Published on
I did watch "Changing Rooms" 6 days a week on BBCAmerica(no friday)as same as "Trading Spaces" in US verison full week on The Learning Channel ( I must be addicted!)Handy Andy is outnumbered by two carpenters Ty and Amy Wynn (they remind me of Xena's goof sidekick <I don't remember his name, sorry> and Wonder Woman in carpenter's apron) I ask why Laurence wore the leather pants during remodeling??? leather pant is used for party or kinky-looking! (shhh, wink) I love so much to see each team from Changing Rooms and Trading Spaces challenge others for tranform ugly rooms to beautiful rooms to make their viewers glued to their shows!
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