Remodel! An Architect's Advice on Home Renovation

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In Remodel! An Architect's Advice on Home Renovation, homeowners get practical, real-world advice on managing the entire process with a minimum of expense and stress. From assessing the viability of the project through directing the progress of construction, this indispensable book shows you how to determine remodeling viability; quickly estimate project costs and determine cost-recouped-at-resale value; choose a project methodology that works best for you; find, hire, negotiate, and contract a designer and a ...
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Overview

In Remodel! An Architect's Advice on Home Renovation, homeowners get practical, real-world advice on managing the entire process with a minimum of expense and stress. From assessing the viability of the project through directing the progress of construction, this indispensable book shows you how to determine remodeling viability; quickly estimate project costs and determine cost-recouped-at-resale value; choose a project methodology that works best for you; find, hire, negotiate, and contract a designer and a builder; keep the remodeling project on track and within budget; shop for, select, and approve the installation of products and finishes; live in the house while construction is going on; minimize your risk by managing cash flow; and close out the job only when an acceptable level of quality has been achieved. Illustrated with more than 200 descriptive photos of real remodeling projects in progress, and supplemented with numerous drawings, project checklists, and sample contracts, Remodel! An Architect's Advice on Home Renovation will show you how to manage the design and building process confidently and realize your dream of an improved home.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780471122609
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/12/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 269
  • Product dimensions: 11.03 (w) x 8.49 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Some Perspective on Remodeling 1
2 Project Viability 17
3 The Owner-Manager 39
4 Hiring a Designer 85
5 Design Management 119
6 Construction Documents 149
7 Hiring a Builder 179
8 Construction 221
Notes 261
Index 263
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2001

    A true work of art

    My wife and I were really struggling to get a good start on our home renovation project, but this book really put us on the right track. It has everything from strategies to prices, and will be a money saver for you in the long run. Truly a must for anyone interested in any type of home renovation

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