Bob Vila's Complete Guide to Remodeling your Home

Bob Vila's Complete Guide to Remodeling your Home

Everything You Need to Know About Home Renovation From the #1 Home Improvement Expert

Book - 1999
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Bob Vila, recognized as America''s foremost authority on renovation and of the popular TV series This Old House and Bob Vila''s Home Again, now presents the quintessential book on remodeling your home. Millions count on Bob Vila for reliable, understandable advice and now the wealth of knowledge is at your fingertips to help you increase both the value of your home and your living enjoyment.

Remodeling is all about making the right decisions-from determining what you want and need to hiring and working with the contractors who will help you realize your vision. Bob Vila''s Complete Guide To Remodling Your Home takes you step-by-step through the renovation process from inception to completion, following a logical progression that begins with looking at your house in a new way, inside and out, and making a careful investigation of the existing structure and decorative elements. It guides you through such key issues as design, style, and living space, while minimizing stress and maximizing the use of your remodeling dollar.

Whether you''re considering a major makeover or just remodeling one room, you''ll find the know-how to help you achieve the results you''re looking for. Bob Vila will help you determine remodeling viability, estimate costs, and choose methods that work best for you. Armed with technical tips, trade secrets, and the latest product information-as well as legal advice-you can keep the project on track and within budget as you evaluate contracts with confidence, negotiate terms, and hire the best professionals for the job. In addition to his own vast experience, Bob Vila draws on the skills and know-how of architects, designers, carpenters, and other home-building specialists to present reliable information and practical, real-world advice on managing the entire project from start to finish.

Enhanced by hundreds of drawings, photographs, architectural plans and a glossary of building terms, Bob Vila''s Complete Guide To Remodling Your Home is the one book anyone considering home renovation must have.

Bob Villa, recognized as America''s foremost authority on renovation and of the popular TV series This Old House and Bob Vila''s Home Again, now presents the quintessential book on remodeling your home. Millions count on Bob Vila for reliable, understandable advice and now the wealth of knowledge is at your fingertips to help you increase both the value of your home and your living enjoyment.

Remodeling is all about making the right decisions -- from determining what you want and need to hiring and working with the contractors who will help you realize your vision. Bob Vila''s Complete Guide To Modeling Your Home takes you step-by-step through the renovation process from inception to completion, following a logical progression that begins with looking at your house in a new way, inside and out, and making a careful investigation of the existing structure and decorative elements. It guides you through such key issues as design, style, and living space, while minimizing stress and maximizing the use of your remodeling dollar.

Whether you''re considering a major makeover or just remodeling one room, you''ll find the know-how to help you achieve the results you''re looking for. Bob Villa will help you determine remodeling viability, estimate costs, and chose methods that work best for you. Armed with technical tips, trade secrets, and the latest product information- as well as legal advice -- you can keep the project on track and within budget as you evaluated contracts with confidence, negotiate terms, and hire the best professionals for the job. In addition to his own vast experience, Bob Villa draws on the skills and know-how of architects, designers, carpenters, and other home-building specialists to present reliable information and practical, real-world advice on managing the entire project from start to finish.

Enhanced by hundreds of drawings, photographs, architectural plans and a glossary of building terms.

Publisher: New York : Avon Book, 1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780380976737
0380976730
Branch Call Number: 643.7/VILA
Characteristics: 335p. 24cm.
Additional Contributors: Howard, Hugh 1952-

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