Home Remodeling: Planning*Design*Construction

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While new construction has slowed to a crawl and upgrading to a bigger house is no longer a sure thing, more and more homeowners are choosing to remodel. They're actively looking for information on how to make their current home a better place to live. This collection of 36 articles from the experts at "Fine Homebuilding," the most respected residential construction magazine in the country, lays out detailed information on every stage of remodeling—from planning and design to building and installation, upgrades, ...

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Overview

While new construction has slowed to a crawl and upgrading to a bigger house is no longer a sure thing, more and more homeowners are choosing to remodel. They're actively looking for information on how to make their current home a better place to live. This collection of 36 articles from the experts at "Fine Homebuilding," the most respected residential construction magazine in the country, lays out detailed information on every stage of remodeling—from planning and design to building and installation, upgrades, finishing, and clean-up. Coverage includes interior and exterior design and building strategies, as well as information on additions and tips for living comfortably through a remodel. This complete guide, which includes 300 color photographs, 75 drawings, practical sidebars, and case studies, is a one-stop reference.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600854286
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 327,344
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

For over 30 years FINE HOMEBUILDING, based in Newtown, Connecticut, has been the magazine of choice for people who care about quality home improvement and construction. Today, with a circulation of 300,000, it is the best source of home improvement information, inspiring readers to build projects better, faster, and more efficiently. www.finehomebuilding.com

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Table of Contents

1: Plan to Save Money
11 Essential Remodeling Strategies
How to Afford an Architect
Design an Addition That Looks Right
A Contract That Makes Everybody Happy

2: Make the Most of Every Space
The Well-Designed Walk-In Closet
Make Any Room a Great Home Office
Finish Your Basement with a Durable Wood Floor
Plumbing a Basement Bathroom
Trimming a Basement Window
A Skylight Cheers Up an Attic Bath
Ceiling Remodel: From Flat to Cathedral

3. Give Kitchens and Baths Special Attention
How Much Will My Kitchen Cost?
Ten Ways to Improve Your Kitchen
Opening Up a Small Kitchen
The Energy-Smart Kitchen
Stay Inside the Lines: Radically Transforming Bathrooms with a Small Footprint
Designing Showers for Small Bathrooms

4. Do It the Smart Way
Prep Before You Paint
Sensible Plumbing
Hanging Drywall on Basic Walls
New Insulation for Old Walls
Doghouse Dormer: Framing from the Ground Up
Install a Leak-Free Skylight
A Fast Foundation for Your Addition
Wiring a Small Addition
Add Character with a Box-Beam Ceiling

5. Fix Up the Exterior
A Buyer's Guide to Windows
Upgrade Your Entry Door
The Right Way to Install New Siding
Will Your Next Asphalt Roof Last a Lifetime?

6. Survive Your Remodel [May want to move to the number 2 section]
A Safer Job Site
Protecting a House during Construction
Keep a Dormer Addition Clean and Dry
Dust Control
The Remodeler’s Guide to Construction Debris
 

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