"It is a book to use in planning ahead for your addition...
The book has more than 180 color illustrations. Detailed architectural plans show how a house is assembled and what is involved in adding on. More than 100 photos explore design ideas that you can use as a starting point in planning an addition with an architect or builder."
Source: Sara Pitzer, Salisbury Post
August 2, 1998
From the Back Cover
Building an addition to your home is an adventure marked by hundreds of decisions. If you go ahead with this project, you'll spend more money than you've spent on anything else, except buying the house itself. Naturally, you'll want to do your homework before you get started.Planning Your Addition
gathers all that homework into one place. You'll begin by visiting six successful examples. You'll discover how the homeowners decided what they wanted and how they went about getting it. Then you'll learn about the basics for designing your own addition.Planning Your Addition
explains the roles of the architect, designer, builder, and subcontractors who will work on the addition you plan to build. Straightforward, easy-to-understand language and more than 280 full-color illustrations and photos show you the ins and outs of successfully grafting onto the structure of a house. You'll learn the pros and cons of all the systems and materials you can choose. In all, Planning Your Addition will make you an informed consumer who can really talk to the professionals involved in your project.
Learn the basics for planning and designing your own addition
Over 300 color illustrations show you how to successfully blend the new structure with your home
Choose the materials and products that best fit your addition
Tips for working with professionals involved with the project