Renovation: A Complete Guide

Renovation: A Complete Guide

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by Michael W. Litchfield

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The "bible" of home renovators for over 25 years, Renovation has now been completely revised and updated with all new color photography.


The "bible" of home renovators for over 25 years, Renovation has now been completely revised and updated with all new color photography.

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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.

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Mike Litchfield has been renovating houses for thirty years. His editing/publishing credentials include editor in the Education divisions of Macmillan and Random House; helping launch Fine Homebuilding magazine; the publication of five books about housing and one about history. Litchfield was also Editor-in-Chief of (named a Gold Star Site for being the best DIY website by C-Net).

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Renovation: A Complete Guide (Updated 2nd Edition) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Amazing.....!Excellent......!Just enjoy it.....!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Not a long endorsement, but to say that this book is phenomenal and has been a godsend over the past four (4) years as my wife and I gutted and completely rebuilt the insides of a wonderful old home that had been terribly neglected.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you've an inclination to tear that old worn carpeting up in search of parquet flooring, read this first. The author will give you timeframes in which that kind would have been installed, what type of fastening, does the subfloor need shored up or are the joists in need of sistering, when is it time to replace a subfloor, etc. etc. etc. If you need an EXHAUSTIVE guide on how-to, this is it.