Renovation, a Complete Guide

Author: Michael W. Litchfield

Publisher: Pearson P T R


Category: Dwellings

Page: 566

View: 8002

The "bible" of home renovators for over 25 years, "Renovation" has now been completely revised and updated with all new color photography.

Renovation 4th Edition

Completely Revised and Updated

Author: Michael Litchfield

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781600854972

Category: House & Home

Page: 624

View: 5591

It has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States--home renovation. With these trends in place, now is the perfect time to "renovate" the bible of all home renovation guides to bring homeowners a fourth edition of "Renovation," the gold standard for the last 30 years.

Self Build and Renovation For Dummies

Author: Nicholas Walliman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119997214

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 390

View: 1745

Creating your dream home is an exciting idea, but it's also a major project and one where you need to be an expert on everything from planning laws to landscape design, and all that's in between. Self Build and Renovation For Dummies takes you through every step of the process, from choosing and buying a plot of land, through to the building's design and on to the actual build – plus all the financial and legal stuff – using plain English in an easy-to-understand format. Here is everything you need to know to create your perfect home.

The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling

Author: Charlie Wing

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600854788

Category: House & Home

Page: 640

View: 6883

Here's the updated and enlarged third edition of our classic reference on how to choose systems and materials for every part of a home. With brand new chapters on transforming a home with green practices and creative storage solutions -- plus the latest code information and over 400 new full-color illustrations -- this up-to-the-minute, enhanced edition will become an essential resource for your building library. Designed for do-it-yourself homeowners, as well as builders, contractors and architects, The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling is the authoritative, go-to reference manual for anyone involved in residential design and construction. In fact, earlier editions of this classic guide have sold over 250,000 copies. With its unique visual approach and over 1,600 full-color drawings, this new, expanded edition provides you with a clear, detailed look at every aspect of home construction -- and built-in systems. So you can visualize exactly how to tackle any building project or construction challenge. And, in addition to its user-friendly graphic presentation, you'll also appreciate the clear, straightforward language that gives you everything you need to get going. Here are just a few reasons why you'll want to pick up a copy of this new edition. It's chock full of new material with lots of essential information not included in earlier versions Over 400 new full-color drawings shed light on a wide range of additional materials, systems and details New chapters on energy-efficient green building practices and innovative storage solutions Over 1,600 drawings -- in total -- cover every aspect of home building and remodeling Over 300 tables offer quick access to critical data

Home Remodeling


Author: Fine Homebuilding

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600854281

Category: House & Home

Page: 234

View: 8674

A collection of 36 Fine Homebuilding articles covers every aspect of home remodeling, in a resource that includes 300 color photos, 75 drawings, sidebars and case studies. Original.

The Home Renovation

Author: Jain Lemos,Chronicle Books

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811827683

Category: House & Home

Page: 200

View: 4001

A completely interactive, hands-on guide to home remodeling offers help in creating a floor plan, hiring help, tackling big-picture issues, avoiding budget and schedule pitfalls, and coming up with practical design plans, and features a handy checklist, sample documents, design boards, and more.

Wiring a House

Author: Rex Cauldwell

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561585274

Category: House & Home

Page: 245

View: 8024

A guide to residential electricity for professionals and laymen, discussing tools and materials, and offering instruction on how to design electrical wiring, install main service panels, install fixtures and appliances, and other tasks.

Taunton's Wiring Complete

Expert Advice from Start to Finish

Author: Michael Litchfield,Michael McAlister

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600852564

Category: House & Home

Page: 251

View: 6584

Get your wiring project done right the first time with site-tested advice from the pros. The most comprehensive reference for homeowners are available, Wiring Complete is filled with trade secrets only a pro would know, as well as detailed instructions and over 800 photos and drawings that show every step.

Renovating & Restyling Vintage Homes

The Professional's Guide to Maximum Value Remodeling

Author: Lawrence Dworin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781572180291

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 414

View: 2365

Describes techniques that help increase property value in older homes by restoring or fabricating the interior and exterior elements in Victorian and Craftsman houses

What Your Contractor Can't Tell You

The Essential Guide to Building and Renovating

Author: Amy Johnston

Publisher: Construction Mgmt Services

ISBN: 9780979983801

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

View: 1429

A comprehensive guide to getting the best results while building or renovating a home operates on the belief that homeowners can't know what goes into a plan unless someone tells them, which is based on the premise ... if homeowners knew even 10% of what the professionals know, they could avoid 90% of the problems. Original.

Builder's Guide to Room Additions

Author: Jack Payne Jones,Craftsman Book Co

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 9781889892344

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

View: 955

Building room additions and conversions is a multi-billion-dollar business every year. If you're already experienced in home building, you have the skills you need to succeed in this lucrative niche of the construction field. But it takes more than knowing how to frame straight and true. This manual shows you how to tackle items that are unique to room additions -- like that is required for basement conversions, how to best box around usightly beams and joists, methods of reinforcing ceiling joists for second-story conversions, requirements for bathroom additions and how to compleet attic conversions. Each job you take will have its challenges. And the freater the challenge, the better your profit potential. The trick is to identify problems and solve them before they dissolve your profit and erode your reputation. This book covrs the problems you're likely to run into when converting basements, attics, garages, and adding rooms to existing houses - from the footing to the roof.

Building with Secondhand Stuff

How to Re-Claim, Re-Vamp, Re-Purpose & Re-Use Salvaged & Leftover Building Materials

Author: Chris Peterson

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 161059763X

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

View: 8417

Building with Secondhand Stuff takes green remodeling and construction practices to new extremes. From deconstruction methods and salvaging tips to plotting efficient cutting plans and devising creative new uses for everyday items, it is packed with clever ways to obtain low-cost materials (and reduce landfilling in the process). This book contains the answer to a question most of us have wondered about at some point: Is that pile of used maple flooring I saw on Craigslist worth taking? From plywood to hardwood flooring, to windows, doors, carpeting and more, salvaging building materials can save you thousands of dollars (and is about as green as you can get). This book is a hands-on, do-it-yourselfer's guide that shows you how to identify materials that can be salvaged efficiently and then gives you step-by-step instructions on how to go about doing it. Plus, it provides over one dozen complete plans featuring clever ideas for putting salvaged materials to good use as useful home furnishings.

How Your House Works

A Visual Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Your Home, Updated and Expanded

Author: Charlie Wing

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118099407

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 2335

Presents a visual guide to every system and structure in the home, including plumbing, wiring, heating, cooling, air quality, appliances, windows and doors and the foundation and frame. Original.

Manage Your Remodel and Save Money!

Author: Victoria Likes

Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press

ISBN: 9781580114349

Category: House & Home

Page: 191

View: 4444

Manage Your Remodel and Save provides homeowners with first-hand information on how to be the general contractor on a large-scale remodeling project. Written by a homeowner who took control of her whole-house renovation, the book details the numerous tasks and rewards of cutting out the middleman and acting as the general contractor.

Remodeling a Basement

Expert Advice from Start to Finish

Author: Roger German

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561586592

Category: House & Home

Page: 170

View: 1696

A professional contractor and remodeler shares the depth of his experience in renovating basements, showing readers how to tackle the entire project, from the initial "dirty work" like framing and sheet rock through the rewarding finishing touches. Original.

Black & Decker Codes for Homeowners, Updated 3rd Edition

Electrical - Mechanical - Plumbing - Building - Current with 2015-2017 Codes

Author: Bruce A. Barker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591869064

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

View: 4590

Electrical - Mechanical - Plumbing - Building - Current with 2015-2017 Codes


Author: Julie Carlson

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 157965732X

Category: House & Home

Page: 400

View: 7193 is the go-to, undisputed authority for home design enthusiasts, remodelers, architects, and designers. Unlike sites that cater to all tastes, Remodelista has a singular and clearly defined aesthetic: classic pieces trump designs that are trendy and transient, and well-edited spaces take precedence over cluttered environments. High and low mix seamlessly here, and getting the look need not be expensive (think Design Within Reach meets Ikea). Remodelista decodes the secrets to achieving this aesthetic, with in-depth tours and lessons from 12 enviable homes; a recipe-like breakdown of the hardest-working kitchens and baths; dozens of do-it-yourself projects; “The Remodelista 100,” a guide to the best everyday household objects; and an in-depth look at the ins and outs of the remodeling process. In a world of design confusion, Remodelista takes the guesswork out of the process.

The for Sale by Owner Kit

Author: Robert Irwin

Publisher: Dearborn Trade Publishing

ISBN: 9780793150267

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 2577

Real Estate Expert, Robert Irwin guides home sellers through the "For Sale By Owner Process! The "For Sale By Owner Kit, now in it's 4th edition, is the classic resource for people interested in selling their homes themselves. The 4th edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect the latest trends in FSBO: working with discount brokers, using fee for service real estate consultants, and the latest technologies affecting the FSBO market. Irwin addresses selling a home quickly in ANY market, when to start including a timeline from start to finish, important tax consequences of selling a home, handling home inspections, and showing the property to potential buyers.