Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Room Additions: Designing & Building -Garage Conversions -Attic Add-ons -Bath & Kitchen Expansions -Bump-out Additions

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Cool Springs Press, Jun 1, 2011 - House & Home - 240 pages
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Building a major addition to your house can take over your life or drain your bank account if you aren’t fully prepared with top-notch information. The Complete Guide to Room Additions is both an insurance policy for dealing with contractors and a planning guide that arms homeowners with vital information about the remodeling process. But it also is much more than that: it’s a hardworking how-to manual filled with hundreds of photos that show you the hammer-and-nail details that go into these major projects. From garage conversions to kitchen bump-pout expansions, dormer additions and more, this book will be an indispensable tool for any project that adds new square footage to your home’s footprint.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Gallery of Beautiful Additions
9
Planning Design
31
Preparing for Construction
57
Foundations
69
BUILDING A ROOM ADDITION
97
Conversions
236
ResourcesCredits
237
Index
238
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Chris Peterson is a professional writer and editor based in the pretty little town of Ashland, Oregon. An expert in home design, repair and renovation and an avid cook, he's the author of "Manskills", “When Duct Tape Just Isn't Enough: Quick Fixes for Everyday Disasters,” “A Man's Whirled: Every Guy's Guide to Cooking with the Blender,” and several other books.
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