Renovation, A Complete Guide; A Complete Guide

Renovation, A Complete Guide; A Complete Guide

by Michael W. Litchfield
     
 

"A classic in the first edition, a masterpiece in the second, this work is the last word in renovation. . .In nearly 600 pages of text, accompanied by 1000 illustrations, all systems used in the home are covered in detail, and with sensitivity for a non-technical reader. . . .If you are renovating a home or even thinking about it, this is the place to start. . .… See more details below

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"A classic in the first edition, a masterpiece in the second, this work is the last word in renovation. . .In nearly 600 pages of text, accompanied by 1000 illustrations, all systems used in the home are covered in detail, and with sensitivity for a non-technical reader. . . .If you are renovating a home or even thinking about it, this is the place to start. . . .Essential. . ."—Library Journal. "The opening chapter-a frank look at what makes an older home 'worth it'-is alone worth the cost of the book for the mistakes it could prevent."—Atlanta Journal Constitution. 592 pages, 1000 b/w illus., 8 1/4 X 11.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Billed as an update of the 1991 second edition, this edition is prepared by the same editors and follows the earlier format. A classic in the first edition, a masterpiece in the second, this work is the last word in renovationLitchfield is cited again and again by other authors in this field, and rightly soand the new edition will serve to introduce a whole new crop of renovators to the art. In nearly 600 pages of text, accompanied by 1000 illustrations, all systems used in the home are covered in detail, and with sensitivity for a nontechnical reader. If you are renovating a home or even thinking about it, this is the place to start. Essential, but only for libraries that don't already own either edition.Alexander Hartmann, INFOPHILE, Williamsport, Pa.
Booknews
Updated and expanded edition of a guide to residential renovation follows the sequence of an actual renovation, with discussion of the problems likely to be encountered, and several alternative solutions to each problem. Amply and clearly illustrated with drawings and photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131593367
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
06/01/1990
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
566
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.40(h) x 1.25(d)

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