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Title: Curb Appeal Idea Book
Author: Mary Ellen Polson
Price: $27.95
Pages: 176
Illus: color photographs
Size: 9 3/16” x 10 7/8”
Pub Date: March 2006
ISBN: 1-56158-803-2

Curb Appeal Idea Book is the most comprehensive book on the market to address all areas of the front of the house, from the curb to the front door and every space in between, including hundreds of ideas and inspiration for houses and neighborhoods of all shapes, styles, and sizes.

Curb appeal is a term that includes everything from the house's architecture and how the house fits in with the neighborhood to the color of the house, the landscaping, the front entry, the walkway, and more. It includes the large and small details that create a great first impression and influence our impression of the home, whether it's ours or someone else's.

In the pages of Curb Appeal Idea Book, readers will find hundreds of examples of fresh, approachable ideas for transforming the front of their house and yard—from the curb to the front door and everything in between. A broad range of house styles and budgets will be covered as well as urban and rural neighborhoods. Special attention is given to quick and easy details that make a huge difference; photos showing how a house can be transformed with different exterior colors are also featured.

About Mary Ellen Polson: Mary Ellen Polson has been a professional writer and editor for more than 15 years. Currently she is senior editor at Old-House Interiors magazine. She is also the author of Trim Idea Book (Taunton Press, March 2005). She lives in New York City.

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