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Staying Put: Remodel Your House to Get the Home You Want
     

Staying Put: Remodel Your House to Get the Home You Want

by Duo Dickinson
 

Remodeling – moves you can make without moving. A new house isn’t always an option, but Staying Put offers hope by providing workable solutions for the house you do have. And it helps you avoid the costly pitfalls that come with renovating.

Innovative ideas that don’t break the bank.

Overview

Remodeling – moves you can make without moving. A new house isn’t always an option, but Staying Put offers hope by providing workable solutions for the house you do have. And it helps you avoid the costly pitfalls that come with renovating.

Innovative ideas that don’t break the bank. Architect-author Duo Dickinson believes in making a home as beautiful as possible – but doing it as cheaply as possible. Taking your cues from him, you’ll learn how to save money without sacrificing good design.

Change the things that make you crazy! Learn simple strategies for working with what you already have. Get more living space by opening up your floor plan. Stash your stuff in newly found storage spaces. Solve your biggest headaches with small but thoughtful makeovers. Now staying put doesn’t mean making do.

Your house can be your dream home – really! Staying Put offers so many ideas for upgrading homes for today’s lifestyle, you’re certain to find budget-wise solutions for improving your own home. Now you really can love where you live.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Staying Put: Remodel Your House to Get the Home You Want "($24, The Taunton Press, 2011) is an everyman's guide to innovative, thoughtful renovations that make the most of what you've got....Whether it's a growing family that needs more space, or an empty-nest couple looking for a "fresh" start, Dickinson has it covered. His passion for visually appealing home improvement, while staying on a budget, results in basic strategies that will allow you to turn the house you have into the house you love.

—Alyssa Lusky"boston.com" (01/20/2012)

"This lengthy first chapter, on its own, makes "Staying Put" an essential resource for every homeowner contemplating a remodel, upside down, house-bound or not. Dickinson puts his years of experience to very effective use, creating decision tools for homeowners to understand the properties of their home and their visions vis-a-vis the most common remodeling disasters, which can involve spiraling costs and unsatisfactory outcomes. He empowers readers to make informed decisions about which projects to take on and whether to remodel at all. And if the dozens and dozens of images in the book are not enough, the companion site stayingput.com offers many more for your inspiration." —Tara-Nicholle Nelson, Inman News

boston.com - Alyssa Lusky
Staying Put: Remodel Your House to Get the Home You Want ($24, The Taunton Press, 2011) is an everyman’s guide to innovative, thoughtful renovations that make the most of what you’ve got....Whether it’s a growing family that needs more space, or an empty-nest couple looking for a “fresh” start, Dickinson has it covered. His passion for visually appealing home improvement, while staying on a budget, results in basic strategies that will allow you to turn the house you have into the house you love.
Library Journal
Architect Dickinson (House on a Budget: Making Smart Choices To Build the Home You Want) shares information on remodeling or adding on to an older home to bring it up-to-date for today's lifestyles. Close to 50 projects for which Dickinson was the architect are shown with nearly 350 photographs, including before-and-after views of the homes and floor plans. Many projects focus on porches and entries, but there are also kitchens, bedrooms, baths, living rooms, and home offices. Throughout, Dickinson provides an abundance of information about what to consider during every phase of the process (e.g., zoning, costs, builders). This volume will give home owners a realistic view of a remodel or addition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600853647
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
603,748
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Architect DUO DICKINSON truly knows the ins and outs of home remodeling. Recognized as a maverick within the profession he's spent 30 years trying to reform, Duo is a successful author of six books on residential design, including "The House You Build." "The New York Times "captured his design philosophy as: "Design it small, make it as beautiful as possible, and practice every trick in the book to keep it as cheap as possible."

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