Renovation 4th Edition: Completely Revised and Updated

Overview

It has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States—home renovation. And with that boom comes a timely focus on spending more cautiously, increasing energy conservation savvy, and creating a space that homeowners can live in longer. With these trends in place, now is the perfect time to “renovate” the bible of all home renovation guides to bring homeowners the 4th edition of Renovation, the gold standard reference for the last 30 years.

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Overview

It has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States—home renovation. And with that boom comes a timely focus on spending more cautiously, increasing energy conservation savvy, and creating a space that homeowners can live in longer. With these trends in place, now is the perfect time to “renovate” the bible of all home renovation guides to bring homeowners the 4th edition of Renovation, the gold standard reference for the last 30 years.

In this brand-new edition, Renovation continues to guide homeowners on every topic imaginable, from foundations to finish flooring, and also addresses new elements such as affordability, adding value, multi-functional use, and flexibility of design. Replete with strategies, tips, and solutions for tackling renovations from start to finish, Renovation is a critical tool homeowners, and even builders, will want at hand.
 

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Editorial Reviews

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"a masterpiece" "— Library Journal"Hands down, the best home renovation book...written in a down-to-earth conversational style that's comprehensive, practical and easy to understand." "—This Old House" "Simply the best book we've seen on the subject." "—Toronto Star" "The most comprehensive single volume on home renovation ever." "—Popular Science"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600854927
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Edition description: 4th ed.
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 146,652
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL W. LITCHFIELD has been renovating houses or writing about them for more than 35 years. Best known as the author of the home renovation bible, Renovation: A Complete Guide, he is the founding editor of Fine Homebuilding magazine and also the author of In-Laws, Outlaws, and Granny Flats; Decorating with Architectural Details; Encyclopedia of Home Improvement; Salvaged Treasures; and House Check.

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Table of Contents

1. Inspecting a House
2. Planning
3. Tools
4. Building Materials
5. Roofs
6. Doors, Windows, and Skylights
7. Exteriors
8. Structural carpentry
9. Masonry
10. Foundations and Concrete
11. Electrical Wiring
12. Plumbing
13. Kitchens and Baths
14. Energy Conservation and Air Quality
15. Finish Surfaces
16. Tiling
17. Finish Carpentry
18. Painting
19. Wallpapering
20. Flooring
 

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