Remodel This!: A Woman's Guide to Planning and Surviving the Madness of a Home Renovation

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Penguin, 2007 - House & Home - 236 pages
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From hiring the right people for the job to keeping relationships intact...

Packed with checklists, indexes, and technical information, this book guides women through the challenging renovation experience.

Whether the house, co-op, or condo needs a simple nip/tuck or an extreme makeover, real estate experts Laura Meyer and Robyn Roth provide female readers with the fundamentals of planning, supervising, and living through a home renovation.

Women will find essential advice on:

- How to set and manage a renovation budget
- Negotiating the often male-dominated world of contracting and construction
- Mastering the ins and outs of a contract before signing
- Planning for the most common home renovations
- Working effectively with designers and architects
- Getting the most out of "Three Trimesters" of construction
- Surviving the too-involved or uninvolved partner...or doing it solo
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION xv
PART I
159
Planning Tips for the Most Common
THERAPY ANYONE? 23
A SIMPLE NIPTUCK OR EXTREME 35
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR HOME INSIDE 53
IS IT WORTH IT? 71
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ASSEMBLING THE REST OF YOUR 139
WHY CANT WE ALL JUST GET ALONG? 151
161
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARE 177
THE PUNCH LIST MEANS NEVER HAVING 203
Glossary 217
About the Authors 235

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About the author (2007)

Laura Meyer and Robyn Roth are Los Angeles attorneys who have each represented high profile and celebrity clients. Together they run Remodel This!, a remodeling consultation firm.

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