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Home Remodeling Books

Somewhere in your house is a "dream home" that's just waiting to emerge! Whether you're replacing an old sink or adding on a master suite, this great remodeling guide takes the anxiety out of the process and replaces it with easy-to-follow advice and step-by-step instructions for managing every angle of your project, from estimating costs and hiring reliable contractors to dealing with the physical and psychological factors of living in the middle of a construction zone.

Want to build responsibly, reduce waste, and help preserve the environment? Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies is your friendly, step-by-step guide to every facet of this Earth-friendly method of construction. Building a home—even a green home—uses plenty of resources and energy. This practical, hands-on book shows you how to build or remodel conscientiously, whether your dream home is a simple remodel or a brand-new multimillion-dollar mansion.   You’ll start by identifying green materials and sizing up potential systems and construction sites. You’ll weigh the pros and cons of popular green building methods and identify opportunities for saving money in the long run. Need to find some green professionals to assist you in your venture? We’ll help you do that, too. This book will also help you discover how to:   *Understand the lifecycle of building materials   *Choose the right system for your green building project

The combined expertise of Home Depot--the nation's #1 home center retailer--and Better Homes and Gardens Books makes this a one-of-a-kind home improvement book. Home Improvement 1-2-3 is a workbench classic. The new edition—more than 600 projects, thousands of color photos, detailed illustrations, charts, and graphs, and a 90-minute DVD—offers up-to-the-minute solutions for homeowners tackling home repair, maintenance, and improvement. Chapters cover painting, wallpaper, plumbing, electrical system, walls and ceilings, flooring, doors, windows, cabinets, shelves, countertops, insulation, weatherproofing, exterior maintenance, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. Clear, concise instructions accompanied by detailed how-to photographs ensure success no matter what your skill level. Every project offers tips, shortcuts, and advice on buying and using tools and materials, working safely, avoiding common mistakes, saving time and money, and developing skills. Home Improvement 1-2-3 also reviews new tools, technology, materials, and installation techniques.

Put on your grubbies, get out your tools, and get ready to tackle home repairs and improvements with the goof-proof instructions in this guide that combines the best of nine For Dummies home improvement books in one comprehensive volume. Whether you’re an accomplished do-it-yourselfer or a novice, the easy-to-follow instructions, complete with photos and illustrations, will guide you through
Many homeowners express a preference for older homes rather than new ones because of the quality of the craftsmanship, the architectural elements, the character of the home, and the solidness of the structure. Houses can be changed - they can be made bigger or smaller according to your desires. Remodeling your home can make it come alive, fix its flaws, and enhance its interior. However, renovating can be time consuming, expensive, nerve-racking, and messy. The Complete Guide to Renovating Older Homes will help you overcome these challenges.    In this new book, you will learn how to estimate costs and how to create a budget. You will learn how to select and install cabinets, countertops, flooring, sinks, faucets, appliances, bath tubs, showers, and toilets. You will learn about the unique challenges of small and large bathrooms, home offices, and home theaters. You will also learn how to overcome the challenges associated with water, foundation, cracks, lead, electricity, asbestos, windows, tanks, wells, and cesspools.    Additionally, you will be presented with ideas for renovating your family room, bedrooms, attic, basement, kitchen, and bathroom, as well as a variety of floor plans. You will learn about unique architectural elements, closets, and the tools you will need. Furthermore, you will be provided with step-by-step instructions for some of the most common projects, including installing drywall, upgrading windows and doors, and installing flooring. Also included is a section on exterior renovations, which contains information on windows, skylights, finish materials, garage doors, sunrooms, porches, decks, and pools.    The Complete Guide to Renovating Older Homes will inspire you to create the home of your dreams and will help save you thousands of dollars while doing so. Whether you are attempting your first renovation project or are a seasoned pro, you will be sure to find numerous tips and suggestions in this book, making it an indispensable companion for any homeowner with a project or two in mind. This comprehensive 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. This is a book of options and solutions for people who are desperate to transform the houses they live in into homes that fit the way they live and reflect their values.    Home Sweet Remodeled Home. The American dream of owning a home and then buying or building a bigger and better one is no longer a sure thing. Millions of homeowners stymied by the housing market and the economy have embraced remodeling instead. In this timely book, maverick architect-author Duo Dickinson offers hope on how to get the home you want from the house you have. He shares his passion for saving money without sacrificing good design and offers up cost-saving options and smart solutions to make older homes better fit today’s lifestyles. Dickinson offers guidance on looking before you leap, ways to avoid pitfalls (and money pits), strategies for staying green or going geriatric, and moves you can make so you don’t have to move out. Anecdotal “old saws” round out this inspiring how-to, perfect for anyone looking to turn their home today into their dream home tomorrow.   For the millions of housing consumers who are house-bound by economic realities beyond their control, this book offers tangible hope for getting the home you want from the house you have. But even with the best of intentions, residential renovations can create misfits that ruin the character of the existing home and make it more painful to live in. To state the obvious, the nation’s housing stock is aging, and you can’t just remodel or add on to a Cape or Colonial from the 1950s or ‘60s and expect it to work for the way you live today. Without the perspective of thoughtful design, a renovated home can actually be more expensive to heat, cool, and maintain than the original home, and with a larger indebtedness and mortgage payment to boot. All the latest ideas on design and materials, along with essential remodeling advice from professional kitchen designers, so that you can create a uniquely livable room.

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