Outwitting Contractors: The Complete Guide to Surviving Your Home or Apartment Renovation

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Remodeling your home or apartment isn't a job - it's a war. How do you defend yourself against the hordes of invaders who come into your home, renovate according to the way they want to remodel; decide there's nothing wrong with a hot-water pipe through the middle of the living room; order bathroom supplies that take three months to arrive and then come when the plumber is on vacation?What you need are simple strategies and techniques necessary to win. Best-selling author Bill Adler Jr. arms you with these ...

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Overview

Remodeling your home or apartment isn't a job - it's a war. How do you defend yourself against the hordes of invaders who come into your home, renovate according to the way they want to remodel; decide there's nothing wrong with a hot-water pipe through the middle of the living room; order bathroom supplies that take three months to arrive and then come when the plumber is on vacation?What you need are simple strategies and techniques necessary to win. Best-selling author Bill Adler Jr. arms you with these strategies in Outwitting Contractors. Learn about: how to stick to the budget; how to determine how much you should pay and when you should pay it; constructing a foolproof contract; the ins-and-outs of permits; creating incentives for the work to be done on schedule; how to keep workers from trashing your home; torture-testing your new construction and appliances; keeping your children and pets safe and happy during renovation; what to do if your contractor goes broke; solving post-remodeling problems.With topics including negotiating contracts; determining who's responsible for what work on the site, and in what order the work should be done; making sure that the raw material you ordered is what gets installed; and what to do when the bathtub won't fit through the bathroom door, Outwitting Contractors offers invaluable practical information no one starting a renovation should be without. (5 1/2 x 8 1/4, 272 pages)

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  • ISBN-13: 9781585742721
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Series: Outwitting
  • Edition description: 1ST LYONS
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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