Some House Building Guide Book Recommendations  


Some House Remodeling Guide Book Recommendations:

Some recommended books from Amazon on how to renovate or remodel own house:

Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House: Bringing Your Home into Harmony with Nature

This absolutely indispensable and lavishly photographed guide will become a cornerstone work for years to come. It redefines the best way to "go green" and addresses a timely topic in a way designed to appeal to a growing and eager audience. Completely user-friendly and filled with motivational case studies and informative graphics. Every page leads would-be remodellers through the process of understanding their home and surroundings so they'll arrive at the perfect design solution.

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House Transformed: Getting the Home You Want with the House You Have

Though seemingly stout and permanent, houses are malleable, able to flex, stretch, shift, and even shrink. Remodeling can enliven all the spaces in a home, solving flaws, enhancing interior livability, increasing curb appeal, and making best use of the site. In some cases, an addition is needed, while in others merely changing the floor plan permits a rediscovery of space. In House Transformed, architect Matt Schoenherr shares insight gained through an architectural practice specializing in renovation work. The 20 projects in this portfolio offer homeowners clever, workable ideas and answers, from connecting new and old parts of a house to gaining needed space through clever storage solutions. Not only has every home in the book undergone a remarkable renovation, but each features great moves, small moves, and simple transformations that are easily applied to any home. This book also features radical before and after photos of beautifully transformed homes and provides a handy blueprint for design decisions.

 


 

What Your Contractor Can't Tell You: The Essential Guide to Building and Renovating

What Your Contractor Can't Tell You is a comprehensive guide to getting the best results while building or renovating a home. Most homeowners spend about 20% of their time on the plan and 80% of their time on a messy, traumatic, expensive construction phase. Pros spend 80% of their time on the plan and 20% on a smooth construction phase. But the homeowners can't know what goes into a solid plan unless someone tells them. This book is based on a simple premise...if homeowners knew even 10% of what the professionals in the construction field know, they could avoid 90% of the problems. Creating a dream home shouldn't be a nightmare. Hiring a contractor is an enormous investment and a high-risk endeavor involving decisions that will last forever. This book equips homeowners with the information and strategies needed to turn their vision into a home or a renovation that can be built on time and within budget. Chapters give detailed coverage of critical topics: design; selecting and supervising the architect and contractor; cost estimates; budget; plan specifications; contracts; dealing with town officials; and keeping track of everything along the way. For each stage of the project, there is detailed information on common pitfalls and how to avoid them, as well as insiders' tips which reveal what most contractors can't tell you. This book was previously published by Warner Books (2004) and titled What the "Experts" May Not Tell You About Building or Renovating Your Home.

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