The Complete Guide to Renovating Older Homes: How to Make It Easy and Save Thousands (Paperback)

The Complete Guide to Renovating Older Homes: How to Make It Easy and Save Thousands By Jeanne Lawson, Emily Burrows (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jeanne Lawson, Emily Burrows (Foreword by)
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Many homeowners express a preference for older homes rather than new ones because of the quality of the craftsmanship, the architectural elements, the character of the home, and the solidness of the structure. Houses can be changed - they can be made bigger or smaller according to your desires. Remodeling your home can make it come alive, fix its flaws, and enhance its interior. However, renovating can be time consuming, expensive, nerve-racking, and messy.

The Complete Guide to Renovating Older Homes will help you overcome these challenges. In this new book, you will learn how to estimate costs and how to create a budget. You will learn how to select and install cabinets, countertops, flooring, sinks, faucets, appliances, bath tubs, showers, and toilets.

You will learn about the unique challenges of small and large bathrooms, home offices, and home theaters. You will also learn how to overcome the challenges associated with water, foundation, cracks, lead, electricity, asbestos, windows, tanks, wells, and cesspools. Additionally, you will be presented with ideas for renovating your family room, bedrooms, attic, basement, kitchen, and bathroom, as well as a variety of floor plans. You will learn about unique architectural elements, closets, and the tools you will need. Furthermore, you will be provided with step-by-step instructions for some of the most common projects, including installing drywall, upgrading windows and doors, and installing flooring.

Also included is a section on exterior renovations, which contains information on windows, skylights, finish materials, garage doors, sunrooms, porches, decks, and pools. The Complete Guide to Renovating Older Homes will inspire you to create the home of your dreams and will help save you thousands of dollars while doing so. Whether you are attempting your first renovation project or are a seasoned pro, you will be sure to find numerous tips and suggestions in this book, making it an indispensable companion for any homeowner with a project or two in mind.

Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

About the Author

Jeanne B. Lawson has a master's degree in business administration from Simmons College School of Management and a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She writes about business, health care, consumer topics, and technical subjects, and has worked in many phases of the business end of publishing since 1990. Since 1995, she has been repairing and renovating older homes. She has completed courses in welding, carpentry, plumbing/electrical repair, horticulture, and landscape design. Today, she continues to restore a house built in 1895 that is located in a business district that is part of the National Register of Historic Places. She has owned a landscape design business, a map publishing company, and an antique shop specializing in old books, maps, and prints.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781601382429
ISBN-10: 1601382421
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group (FL)
Publication Date: July 1st, 2008
Pages: 288
Language: English