Tips and Traps for Remodeling Your Attic, Basement, and Garage

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AVOID COSTLY MISTAKES while adding value and living space to your home!

Increase the livable square footage and market value of your home — without succumbing to the budget-busting pitfalls that typically plague home improvement projects. With Tips & Traps for Remodeling Your Attic, Basement, and Garage, you'll find everything you need to see your project through — from planning and design to assembling the right team of pros.

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Overview

AVOID COSTLY MISTAKES while adding value and living space to your home!

Increase the livable square footage and market value of your home — without succumbing to the budget-busting pitfalls that typically plague home improvement projects. With Tips & Traps for Remodeling Your Attic, Basement, and Garage, you'll find everything you need to see your project through — from planning and design to assembling the right team of pros.

Written in easy-to-understand language by a 30-year veteran of the construction and remodeling industry, Tips & Traps for Remodeling Your Attic, Basement, and Garage delivers expert guidance to help you:

  • Choose the right existing space to remodel, based on your needs
  • Plan and work with contractors and subcontractors
  • Understand "hard" construction data like raising the roof, and framing floors and walls
  • Address stairways and exterior considerations
  • Plan for plumbing, electrical, and HVAC issues
  • Select appropriate fixtures and finishes

Packed with dozens upon dozens of informative illustrations, this indispensable resource also provides a wealth of time- and money-saving forms to make dealing with contractors and construction matters easier than you ever thought possible.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071475570
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/10/2006
  • Series: Tips and Traps Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Dodge Woodson has been involved in the building trades for 30 years and has been a self-employed contractor for 25 years. He is the owner of The Masters Group, Inc., a general contracting, remodeling, and plumbing firm in Maine. Woodson has written dozens of books on the industry for both consumers and professionals.

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