- Hardcover: 360 pages
- Publisher: Better Homes and Gardens (October 15, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0696207400
- ISBN-13: 978-0696207402
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,818,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
New Remodeling Book: Your complete guide to planning a dream project Hardcover – October 15, 1998
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
From Library Journal
Numerous color photos enhance this all-in-one guide to home remodeling. The sections on kitchens and baths offer floor plans, design tips, and ideas for choosing materials. Planning for handicapped accessibility is also covered. Well-illustrated case studies demonstrate successful remodeling projects. (LJ 10/1/98)
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Within the folds of Meredith Publishing, Better Homes and Gardens conscientiously practices recycling. Which means that if readers subscribe to the company's various magazines or browse through other Better Homes books, chances are great that repeat photographs (especially) and information will be encountered. Yet the ideas in this huge portfolio of remodeling tricks and tips are worth a second look. Although the actual organization of materials could be improved, each chapter follows a predetermined outline: stating the problem, identifying solutions, presenting several pictures and at least one case study, and discussing the basics. Of particular note are the sections on architectural additions ("bump outs" in trade lingo) and recycled retreats, including actual tales of home owners renovating a church, store, schoolhouse, old cabin, and historic New England octagonal house. Barbara Jacobs
Browse award-winning titles. See more
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Benefits for those who are going to remodel:
This book is jammed backed with information! It shows you how to evaluate your house and neighborhood before you remodel, how to "finesse" a floorplan and what is involved with remodeling (e.g. the section on working with contractors), it discusses potential problems and pitfalls to avoid when remodeling, it has case studies (the problem, "the program," the cure), it has information on both interior and exterior remodeling with special sections on bathrooms and kitchens. It discusses different materials and many different types of changes you can make to your house.
Benefits for both interior design junkies and those who are just starting out:
This book is a good primer on both interior and exterior design. It cotains general information on house types and exterior color combinations. This book has a section on how to enhance existing interior space, and the pictures throughout the book can be used as inspiration for redecorating projects, in addition to remodeling projects.
Minuses: There is only one interior style represented here, a mix of traditional and country. The exteriors are primarily arts & crafts and traditional styles. I'm sure the style was created to appeal to the broadest range of people, which is a plus for the publishers, but a drawback to those who have a more individual style. However, I think that the information on remodeling can be applied to many styles.
I would recommend this book to anyone!
Tastefully done, and covering all angles of remodeling, I found this book very informative as well. It covers additions, interior improvements, facelifts, curb appeal, enhancing your space, and much more; and all sections are aided by beautiful, breathtaking photos that will surely make you dream of having something similar to wake up to every day. It inspired me to go through my house, room by room, and reassessing everything.