Renovation 4th Edition: Completely Revised and Updated

Renovation 4th Edition: Completely Revised and Updated

by Michael Litchfield
     
 

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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

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.
 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600854927
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2012
Edition description:
4th ed.
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
232,858
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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From the Publisher

This is a book I wished I'd had when I started building...What differentiates this book from others of its ilk is that the author has gathered all this information in the field, interviewing carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and contractors, finding out what's important, what works, what's new. These guys love to talk about what they do well, and in this sense, the book is one of collective wisdom. It's at the same time highly useful to professionals, but also one that's invaluable for homeowners and people of the fixer-upper persuasion.    —Lloyd Kahn, "Cool Tools"
 
"Michael Litchfield is the rare export who has not forgotten the confusion that new renovators often feel. His writing is easy to follow and encyclopedic in its breadth." 
                                                            —Katherine Salant, Washington Post
 
"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

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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