Author: Michael W. Litchfield
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561585885
Release Date: 2005
Genre: House & Home

Following the complete sequence of a home remodeling project, an updated handbook demonstrates how to assess renovation needs and select the repair method, discusses what problems might arise during each step of renovation, and offers specific advice on renovating all types of homes. 15,000 first printing.

The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling

Author: Charlie Wing
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781600854781
Release Date: 2014-08-18
Genre: House & Home

Here's the updated and enlarged third edition of our classic reference on how to choose systems and materials for every part of a home. With brand new chapters on transforming a home with green practices and creative storage solutions -- plus the latest code information and over 400 new full-color illustrations -- this up-to-the-minute, enhanced edition will become an essential resource for your building library. Designed for do-it-yourself homeowners, as well as builders, contractors and architects, The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling is the authoritative, go-to reference manual for anyone involved in residential design and construction. In fact, earlier editions of this classic guide have sold over 250,000 copies. With its unique visual approach and over 1,600 full-color drawings, this new, expanded edition provides you with a clear, detailed look at every aspect of home construction -- and built-in systems. So you can visualize exactly how to tackle any building project or construction challenge. And, in addition to its user-friendly graphic presentation, you'll also appreciate the clear, straightforward language that gives you everything you need to get going. Here are just a few reasons why you'll want to pick up a copy of this new edition. It's chock full of new material with lots of essential information not included in earlier versions Over 400 new full-color drawings shed light on a wide range of additional materials, systems and details New chapters on energy-efficient green building practices and innovative storage solutions Over 1,600 drawings -- in total -- cover every aspect of home building and remodeling Over 300 tables offer quick access to critical data

Home Remodeling

Author: Fine Homebuilding
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781600854286
Release Date: 2012
Genre: House & Home

A collection of 36 Fine Homebuilding articles covers every aspect of home remodeling, in a resource that includes 300 color photos, 75 drawings, sidebars and case studies. Original.


Author: Myron R. Ferguson
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781600854699
Release Date: 2012
Genre: House & Home

The most thorough and concise guide to hanging drywall available. This revised edition features new material, additional pages and color photographs. With more than 87,000 copies sold, Drywall is a mainstay of any comprehensive home-building library.

Building Surveys and Reports

Author: James Douglas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444391089
Release Date: 2010-12-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book provides guidance on building survey work for typical residential, commercial and industrial buildings, with advice on how to diagnose a wide range of defects. It considers both modern and older construction methods, together with new and traditional materials. The particular problems of alteration and renovation work are discussed, with guidance on how to carry out measured surveys. A separate chapter covers survey problems after flood and fire damage, and the legal section takes account of recent developments in case law relating to inspections and surveys of properties. This new edition continues to provide a thorough treatment of all the key issues relating to surveying buildings, dealing with the problems that surveyors are likely to encounter when inspecting buildings. Changes for the new edition include: Examples and references have been updated Evaluation of condition rating systems for domestic and commercial buildings A new section on the home condition reports More information on slate defects Bibliography revised and expanded, to make it more comprehensive Additional appendix showing the home condition report format

Remodeling a Basement

Author: Roger German
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561586595
Release Date: 2004
Genre: House & Home

A professional contractor and remodeler shares the depth of his experience in renovating basements, showing readers how to tackle the entire project, from the initial "dirty work" like framing and sheet rock through the rewarding finishing touches. Original.

The Complete Book of Old House Repair Renovation

Author: Time-Life Books
Publisher: Time Life Education
ISBN: 0783552920
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: House & Home

Provides instruction on the basics of renovating an old house, from diagnosing paint problems and repairing wood floors to replacing plumbing and electrical wiring

The Holmes Manual

Author: Mike Holmes
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9781443422390
Release Date: 2014-05-27
Genre: House & Home

No-nonsense advice from the star of HGTV’s Holmes Makes It Right and Holmes Inspection Why are my windows fogging up? What can I do about a squeaky floor? Why is my bedroom so much colder than the rest of the house? Are tankless water heaters worth the money? From top to bottom, outside to inside, Mike answers homeowners’ most common questions and provides solutions for everyday problems. Mike also offers trusted advice on maintenance—including instructions for repairs and projects that homeowners can tackle themselves. Packed with colour photographs, handy tips and sidebars, The Holmes Manual is a must-have guide for every homeowner.

Taunton s Wiring Complete

Author: Michael Litchfield
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781600852565
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: House & Home

Get your wiring project done right the first time with site-tested advice from the pros. The most comprehensive reference for homeowners are available, Wiring Complete is filled with trade secrets only a pro would know, as well as detailed instructions and over 800 photos and drawings that show every step.

Black Decker The Book of Home Improvement

Author: Editors of Cool Springs Press
Publisher: Black & Decker
ISBN: 9780760353561
Release Date: 2017-05-08
Genre: House & Home

Boasting 560 pages of hardworking, how-to instructions and photos, this is quite possibly the only home remodeling you, or any homeowner, will ever need! From basements to attics and everywhere in between, Black & Decker the Book of Home Improvement shows you exactly how to do more than 100 of the most popular improvement projects. Whether your ambition is as big as remodeling the kitchen down-to-the-studs, or as modest as changing a bathroom faucet, you will find all the guidance you need to do the job right. This giant book is the ultimate resource and trusted advisor for anyone who wants to make the home a better place to live. Not to mention increases its resale value--and all from the experts at Black & Decker. Just some of the projects covered here are: -Planning a Remodeling Project -Wall, Ceiling & Trim Projects -Floor Projects -Cabinets, Countertops & Storage Projects -Window & Door Projects -Attice & Basement Projects -Kitchen Projects -Bathroom Projects -Room Addition Projects

The for Sale by Owner Kit

Author: Robert Irwin
Publisher: Dearborn Trade Publishing
ISBN: 0793150264
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

Real Estate Expert, Robert Irwin guides home sellers through the "For Sale By Owner Process! The "For Sale By Owner Kit, now in it's 4th edition, is the classic resource for people interested in selling their homes themselves. The 4th edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect the latest trends in FSBO: working with discount brokers, using fee for service real estate consultants, and the latest technologies affecting the FSBO market. Irwin addresses selling a home quickly in ANY market, when to start including a timeline from start to finish, important tax consequences of selling a home, handling home inspections, and showing the property to potential buyers.

How Your House Works

Author: Charlie Wing
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118099400
Release Date: 2012-02-28
Genre: Architecture

Presents a visual guide to every system and structure in the home, including plumbing, wiring, heating, cooling, air quality, appliances, windows and doors and the foundation and frame. Original.

In laws Outlaws and Granny Flats

Author: Michael Litchfield
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781600852510
Release Date: 2011
Genre: House & Home

Explains how to turn the extra space in one's home into a separate living quarters in order to house a relative or to rent out to a boarder to earn extra money, in a book with 275 full-color photos and 50 drawings. By the author of Renovation: A Complete Guide. Original.