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What Your Contractor Can t Tell You

What Your Contractor Can t Tell You Author Amy Johnston
ISBN-10 0979983800
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 208
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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.

The Homeowner s Guide to Managing a Renovation

The Homeowner s Guide to Managing a Renovation Author Susan Solakian
ISBN-10 1402727542
Release 2008
Pages 281
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Describes every stage of a house remodeling project, discussing such topics as finding and hiring an architect, spec writer, and contractor; obtaining insurance; keeping track of costs; evaluating progress; and releasing payments.

Avoiding the Con in Construction

Avoiding the Con in Construction Author Kia Ricchi
ISBN-10 0615310281
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 192
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Avoiding the Con in Construction is a comprehensive guide that covers the bases of construction contracting-in terms you understand. You'll learn how to:Develop a concise and inclusive Scope of Work that details what, exactly, the contractor will do.Research the contractor's license and insurance, as well as his or her construction history and personal backgroundRecognize proposals and contracts that are one-sided or unfairIn addition, this book explains the permitting and inspection process, and how it benefits you. Pitfalls such as liens, jobsite injuries, and other costly events are explained, as are the methods to avoid them.

Home Remodeling

Home Remodeling Author Fine Homebuilding
ISBN-10 9781600854286
Release 2012
Pages 234
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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

The Home Renovation Author Jain Lemos
ISBN-10 0811827682
Release 2001-02-01
Pages 200
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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.

Staying Put

Staying Put Author Duo Dickinson
ISBN-10 9781600853647
Release 2011
Pages 265
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Presents advice on remodeling an existing house, discussing strategies for costs estimates, design options for older homes, and best practices for dealing with building contractors.

The Homeowner s Guide to Buying Replacement Windows and Hiring Contractors

The Homeowner   s Guide to Buying Replacement Windows and Hiring Contractors Author Peter Anthony Jackson
ISBN-10 9781619849679
Release 2015-06-05
Pages 62
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This book is for homeowners thinking about replacing their existing windows and having a service provider do it for them. If you are a DIY-er or renter, then this book is not for you. It does not matter what stage you’re in as far as your window research and shopping process. You might be just beginning to do research or already thinking about having in-home estimates or already choosing between multiple bids. The material in this book covers all stages in great detail. Window replacement is both a product and a service. This book focuses on the key product benefits that matter most to you as a homeowner. The book also shows you how to find a quality contractor and how to manage the installation process to make sure everything is done right. There are easy steps any homeowner can follow to have a successful project, and Peter Jackson has created the proper tools that align with these steps clearly and succinctly.

How to Design Build Remodel Maintain Your Home

How to Design  Build  Remodel   Maintain Your Home Author Joseph D. Falcone
ISBN-10 9780684813776
Release 1995-08-01
Pages 608
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A thoroughly illustrated guide provides information on planning, building, and remodeling a home as well as choosing a contractor and making basic repairs

How to be Your Own Contractor and Save Thousands on Your New House Or Renovation While Keeping Your Day Job with Companion CD ROM

How to be Your Own Contractor and Save Thousands on Your New House Or Renovation While Keeping Your Day Job  with Companion CD ROM Author Tanya R. Davis
ISBN-10 9781601380043
Release 2008
Pages 288
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A detailed guide to the planning and execution of home building or renovation, with tips on design, pouring foundations, installing floors, walls, and roofing, hiring subcontractors; and includes checklists on an accompanying CD-ROM.


Renovation Author Michael W. Litchfield
ISBN-10 9781561585885
Release 2005
Pages 534
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Following the complete sequence of a home remodeling project, an updated handbook demonstrates how to assess renovation needs and select the repair method, discusses what problems might arise during each step of renovation, and offers specific advice on renovating all types of homes. 15,000 first printing.

The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling

The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling Author Charlie Wing
ISBN-10 9781600854781
Release 2014-08-18
Pages 640
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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

Affordable Remodel

Affordable Remodel Author Fernando Pages Ruiz
ISBN-10 9781561588466
Release 2007
Pages 218
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An experienced general contractor shares a collection of insider secrets about money-saving options available to home owners looking to remodel their homes, covering a broad variety of techniques and materials that can be used to create luxury style on a budget. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Be Your Own Home Renovation Contractor

Be Your Own Home Renovation Contractor Author Carl Heldmann
ISBN-10 1580170242
Release 1998
Pages 165
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Offers advice on managing and supervising a home renovation from start to finish

Remodel Success

Remodel Success Author Monica Higgins
ISBN-10 0764354051
Release 2017-09-18
Pages 128
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Most homeowners are uninformed and ill-prepared for big-ticket remodels. The knowledge they do have often comes from reality-TV home makeover shows that gloss over the ingredients essential to success. This book by a construction management pro gives homeowners increased confidence in making remodeling decisions, and peace of mind. Learn the six biggest mistakes people make when building a remodeling dream team, painless ways to shave the budget, what to do when your contractor isn't listening, and where to find financing. In the coming years, home remodeling activity is projected to accelerate, maintaining a growth rate above its long-term trend, according to Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies. Use the guide's exercises and checklists to help you develop and articulate your remodeling goals, make decisions that align with your vision, and manage details, relationships, and budget.

The home remodeling management book

The home remodeling management book Author Kathryn Schmidt
ISBN-10 0944198007
Release 1988-05-01
Pages 188
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The home remodeling management book has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The home remodeling management book also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The home remodeling management book book for free.


Remodel Author Jim Molinelli, Jr.
ISBN-10 0692848681
Release 1917-03-01
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What would you do if your remodeler: ? quit halfway through your project? ? insisted you pay an extra $12,000 to get the job completed? ? performed at a substandard level of quality and craftsmanship?The only way to avoid disastrous remodeling results like these is to accurately and fully prepare before lifting a finger to call any remodeling professional. Why? Because, despite spending more than $300 billion per year on remodeling, American homeowners know virtually nothing about how to remodel. Well that changes today! This ground-breaking, authoritative book by a lifelong industry insider helps any homeowner master the remodeling process. Jim Molinelli, a licensed residential architect, and 24-year veteran remodeler, reveals his proven step by step method to help families eliminate the three critical mistakes that result in horror-story results.You will ALSO learn: ? The truth about prevalent remodeling myths? How to properly prepare for your remodeling project? About the different types of design professionals? About the different types of remodeling professionals? Which type of remodeler you should interview? How to interview remodelers for your project? How to interview your remodeler's references? How to select the ?perfect? remodeler for your project? Cost-saving strategies unknown to homeowners? How and when to negotiate with a remodelerIf you plan to remodel, you NEED this book. It will help you save your time, your money and your sanity!

Better Houses Better Living

Better Houses  Better Living Author Myron E. Ferguson
ISBN-10 0965485617
Release 2004
Pages 337
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Written to help people get better homes for the hard-earned money they spend on them, the book looks at a home from the perspective of the user, the people who will be living in it. The book considers the several house-wide systems that exist in a house, then goes through the house room by room considering good and not-so-good details which are found in homes today. The reader will become a more informed home buyer and will get a better home for his efforts.