My Name Isn't Martha But I Can Renovate My Home (Paperback)

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Renovating your home has never been so easy -- thanks to Sharon Hanby-Robie's helpful advice. The author of the hugely popular My Name Isn't Martha, But I Can Decorate My Home assists you in renovating your house to perfection in this professional, no-nonsense book that will help you achieve Martha Stewart's results without spending a fortune. From simply adding new accessories to your kitchen or bath to gutting the entire first floor, interior designer Hanby-Robie will show you how to create a living space that complements your personal style. You'll learn:

How to assess the resale value of your renovation
What the difference is between an architect, a builder, and a designer
Now to visualize each room to maximize its appeal
What you MUST know about building codes
How to create an exterior style to match your new rooms

Divided into three sections -- EVALUATION AND PLANNING, INTERIOR RENOVATIONS, and EXTERIOR RENOVATION -- this invaluable guide tackles every room in your house, including windows, floors, heating and cooling systems, landscaping, and even garages. In her witty and accessible style, Hanby-Robie offers words of wisdom, trade secrets, and cost-saving tips, whether you're making a few small changes or starting from ground zero. And she shows you how to do it with skill and style -- on a budget you can afford.

About the Author

Sharon Hanby-Robie has been an interior designer and a member of the American Society of Interior Designers for more than thirty years, with her own business, Town House Interiors. She is also a licensed real estate agent and an actress who has appeared in numerous informercials. She has written several books, including Decorating Without Fear and My Name Isn't Martha But I Can Renovate My Home. She and her husband live in Pennsylvania.

Praise For…

The Virginian Pilot The source you've been looking for...thorough, well-researched, and clearly written.

Des Moines Register Simple and savvy help for affordable home decorating.

Arizona Republic A helpful, handy, interesting guide to creating the style you desire without spending a fortune.

Mountain Living Witty, conversation style...packed with information...exposes readers to the vocabulary of the interior design trade, which can only bolster their confidence when they deal with retailers....Keep your eyes open for future installments.

Southern Pines Pilot Down-to-earth, easy to understand.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780671015435
ISBN-10: 0671015435
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 1999
Pages: 320
Language: English