The ultimate illustrated guide to achieving a beautiful, safe and comfortable home. Information on all the key topics - from good housekeeping practices and basic first aid to using color and soft furnishings to create your ideal home. Tips on how to cut costs, save time and become more energy efficient while maintaining your home in tip-top condition. Room-by-room analysis to show you how to discover what works and what doesn't in your home. Over 1600 illustrations, including photographs, drawings and charts, provide clear and concise assistance and advice at every stage. Expert step-by-step techniques ensure success with every project, be it repairing torn wallpaper or hosting a dinner party.