The Smart Approach to Home Renovation

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The Smart Approach to Home Renovation

 

The Smart Approach to® Home Renovation explains what you need to know and do before getting involved, and provides great ideas—and before and after stories—for renovating or adding more living space, including kitchens and baths, family rooms, bedrooms, outdoor living areas, and exterior makeovers.

 

• Dramatic before and after projects

• More than 250 color photos of kitchens, baths, family rooms, bedrooms, porches, patios, ...

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2007 Paperback First Edition New Creative Homeowner 2007 First Edition Editorial Reviews Product DescriptionThinking about remodeling but perhaps a little unsure of what to ... expect The Smart Approach to? Home Renovation is the latest title in the best-selling series of Smart Approach books. The Smart Approach to? Home Renovation counsels would-be remodelers about the process, from planning and budgeting through completion. Included are the stories of real-life homeowners and their makeovers that include kitchens, baths, additions, exterior updates, and outdoor living spaces. These "Case Studies" are followed by picture-driven Design Workbooks that illustrate important design features within the projects. In all, the contains hundreds of photographs that include both before and after shots of remodelings, plus plenty of inspirational photos. Like all of the books in this popular series, The Smart Approach to? Home Renovation contains Smart Steps in each chapter that take the homeowner through the process of Read more Show Less

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Overview

The Smart Approach to Home Renovation

 

The Smart Approach to® Home Renovation explains what you need to know and do before getting involved, and provides great ideas—and before and after stories—for renovating or adding more living space, including kitchens and baths, family rooms, bedrooms, outdoor living areas, and exterior makeovers.

 

• Dramatic before and after projects

• More than 250 color photos of kitchens, baths, family rooms, bedrooms, porches, patios, decks, AND exterior makeovers

• Complete coverage of the important planning aspects of a remodeling, including how to finance the project

• CASE STUDIES—real remodeling stories from real home-owners who offer their firsthand advice

• DESIGN WORKBOOKS—a feature that zeros in on important design details within many of the featured projects. See how the homeowners pulled everything together.

• A comprehensive resource guide that directs you to important industry sources and manufacturers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580113038
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: Smart Approach
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Boyle Hillstrom is the author of several books and the former editor-in-chief of House Beautiful Special Interest Publications. She frequently writes about home design and remodeling for numerous national publications from her home in the western Catskill Mountains in New York State.

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Table of Contents

The Smart Approach to® Home Renovation

Table of Contents

Introduction- 8

Chapter One

Ready to Remodel?- 10

• Know What You're Getting Into

• Do a Smart Search

• Interview More Than One Professional

• Dig Deep  

Chapter Two

Money Matters- 32

• Financing

• What Should You Expect

Chapter Three

Kitchens- 50

• The Road to Success

• Equipping Your Kitchen

• Case Studies: Interviews and Design Workbooks

Chapter Four

Baths- 84

• What Do You Need?

• Create a Layout

• Fixtures, Fittings, and More

• Lighting and Ventilation

• Storage

• Matters of Style

• Case Studies: Interviews and Design Workbooks

Chapter Five

Additions- 120

• Preliminary Issues

• Types of Additions

• Do You Need Professional Help?

• Case Studies: Interviews and Design Workbooks

Chapter Six

Exterior Makeovers- 150

• Paint

• Architectural Details

• Siding

• Roofing

• Landscaping

• Case Studies: Interviews and Design Workbooks 

Chapter Seven

Outdoor Living- 190

• Decks, Patios, and Porches

• Outdoor Kitchens

• Furnishing Your Outdoor Space

• Case Studies: Interviews and Design Workbooks

 Resource Guide- 214

Glossary- 217

Index- 220

Credits- 223

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