"bible" of remodeling information and projects focuses on the significant
projects that help homeowners add real value to their homes while bettering their
lifestyles. Unlike other books, The Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement isn't diluted
with basic home repairs, but gives readers foolproof instructions on more than 200
blockbuster home remodeling projects.
Great for do-it-yourselfers,
weekend repairmen and home owners, as well as seasoned pros who want to stay on top of the
latest methods, materials, equipment and code requirements. Organized according to the
actual stages of construction, the book details everything needed to successfully plan,
manage, and complete a job. Covers converting existing space, adding space, and creating
From garage conversions to kitchen
bump-out expansions, attic add-ons, bath & kitchen expansions, dormer additions and
more, this book will be an indispensable tool. Both an insurance policy for dealing with
contractors and a planning guide that arms homeowners with vital information about the
remodeling process, it's also a how-to manual filled with hundreds of photos that show you
the hammer-and-nail details that go into these major projects.
So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live by
Sarah Susanka and Marc Vassallo
Many homeowners looking for more
living space still insist on building expensive additions or completely rebuilding their
home. In the latest groundbreaking step in the Not So Big revolution, the authors
demonstrate how carefully chosen tweaks and simple additions can make a home seem much
larger and more inviting. They avoid high-end architectural solutions, focusing instead on
how Not So Big ideas can dramatically improve even the most modest home.
Eight books in one open the door to
whole-house improvement. Tackle simple home repairs and improvements with the goof-proof
instructions in this hands-on guide. Packed with up-to-the-minute solutions, this fun,
easy-to-understand book covers everything from remodeling a kitchen or bathroom and fixing
a leaky faucet to installing new windows and doors, building stairways, making better use
of space, and much more.
Specifically geared for the
beginning stages of planning an addition. Breaks complex information on structural,
system, and site concerns into doable strategies. Discusses options for materials as well
as heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning needs. Dozens of real-life inspirational
photographs and descriptive illustrations. Easy-to-use charts streamline and organize
planning and make it a pleasant task.
Prepares homeowners to work comfortably with a contractor to meet design and budget