Tips When Remodeling Your Home
Here in one book are all the tips and know-how you need to not only survive a remodeling project but to take charge and stay in control. 50 plus one Tips When Remodeling Your Home covers all the myths and realities of building and remodeling. The plus one tip, of course, is to not take on more than you are ready to do. Not everyone can handle the pressure, mess and inconvenience of remodeling, but you can help make the process run smoothly if you know what to expect. Author Bill Resch, a contractor and builder with 25 years experience, helps you with everything from choosing a contractor, dealing with problems and managing fraud, licenses, lawyers, bonding, budgeting, buying and event the kids and the pets in the mess. Simple, concise and very specific, this is the book for everyone thinking about or in the middle of a remodeling project.
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Remodeling Should You Do It?
Controlling Your Project Copper Gutters and Creeping Elegance
Getting Your Finances in Shape
Getting the Financing You Need
The AllImportant Budget
Outpricing the Neighborhood
New Materials for a New Age
Using the Big Box Building Center to Your Best Advantage
Buying the Best Custom Materials or Will OfftheShelf Do?
Green Is Good
Windows and Lighting
What Is Hot in Basement Remodeling?
What Is Hot in Kitchen Remodeling?
What Is Hot in Attic Remodeling?
The Architect Is Your Best Friend
Finding a Contractor Better Than Doing It Yourself
Communication Is the Key
The Contract That Binds Most of the Time
Forms Sample Contractor Agreement
Warranties on Work and Materials
What If You Really Need to Make Changes?
Remodeling from the Contractors Point of View
Who Is the Building Inspector and Why Is He Here?
Do You Need a Lawyer?
Arbitration Beats a Lawsuit Every Time
General Health and Safety on the Job Site
Being Your Own General Contractor The Pros and Cons
Should You Do the Renovation Yourself?
Doing Part of the Work Yourself
Health and Safety for the DoItYourselfer
Should You Live In or Move Out During Construction?
Neighbors and Noise
DoItYourself Kitchen Remodeling
What Is Hot in Bathroom Remodeling?
What Is Hot in Backyard Remodeling?
What Is Hot in Garages?
What Is Hot in Home Office Remodeling?
What Is Hot in Master Bedroom Remodeling?
Remodeling for Ultimate Storage in Mind
Remodeling to Sell
Feng Shui Your Space
Saving Energy Is the Key
Remodeling You Can Live With As You Age
Children and Remodeling Fun
Handling Stress During Remodeling
Taxes the IRS and Your Basis When Selling Your Remodeled Home
Putting On the Ritz
Final Remodeling Punch List
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