Popular Mechanics MoneySmart Makeovers: Porches, Decks & Patios

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With its first three volumes, Popular Mechanics MoneySmart Makeovers is helping thousands redo their kitchens, bathrooms, and living rooms. Now the successful series--written by one of the most trusted experts in DIY--steps outside, with authentic makeovers that anyone can accomplish. After discussing in detail all the basics that go into constructing a good porch, deck or patio, Rick Peters gets to work and remodels one of each, three times-- economy, mid-range, and high-range-to demonstrate what you can achieve...

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Overview

With its first three volumes, Popular Mechanics MoneySmart Makeovers is helping thousands redo their kitchens, bathrooms, and living rooms. Now the successful series--written by one of the most trusted experts in DIY--steps outside, with authentic makeovers that anyone can accomplish. After discussing in detail all the basics that go into constructing a good porch, deck or patio, Rick Peters gets to work and remodels one of each, three times-- economy, mid-range, and high-range-to demonstrate what you can achieve on a real- world budget. While there are beautiful shots to inspire you to try your own makeover, these are no studio set-ups, every project was designed and carried out on an actual family's home.

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Designed to help readers tailor remodeling projects to their budgets, the "Popular Mechanics MoneySmart Makeovers" series continues with this volume on porches, patios, and decks. Peters, an expert in the field and the author of numerous construction and remodeling books, including the other two books in this series (on kitchens and bathrooms), continues to uphold the quality of the series. The organization is consistently excellent, with makeover examples tiered by expense. Lists of itemized costs assist with project planning. Newly fabricated materials are introduced, and there is a nice section on door replacement. The photos are large and useful, with great construction details. Be on the lookout for more in this crisp series. Highly recommended for all popular collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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