Tips & Traps for Remodeling Your Attic, Basement, and Garage

Tips & Traps for Remodeling Your Attic, Basement, and Garage
By:Woodson, Roger;
Pub Date:October 31st 2006
Format:Paperback 208 pages
ISBN:0071475575 / 9780071475570
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AVOID COSTLY MISTAKES WHILE ADDING VALUE AND LIVING SPACE TO YOUR HOME!

Increase the livable square footage and market value of your home--without succumbing to the budget-busting pitfalls that typically plague home improvement projects. With Tips & Traps for Remodeling Your Attic, Basement, and Garage, you'll find everything you need to see your project through--from planning and design to assembling the right team of pros. You'll also do it without the expense and hassle of an addition, by using the existing elements of your home to maximum potential.

Written in clear, easy-to-understand language by a 30-year veteran of the construction and remodeling industry, Tips & Traps for Remodeling Your Attic, Basement, and Garage delivers expert guidance to help you:

  • Choose the right existing space to remodel, based on your needs
  • Plan and work with contractors and subcontractors
  • Understand "hard" construction data like raising the roof, and framing floors and walls
  • Address stairways and exterior considerations
  • Plan for plumbing, electrical, and HVAC issues
  • Select appropriate fixtures and finishes

Packed with dozens upon dozens of informative illustrations, this indispensable resource also provides a wealth of time- and money-saving forms to make dealing with contractors and construction matters easier than ever before. Don't begin your home improvement project without it!


Table of contents

Foreword

Chapter 1. Planning Your Project?

Chapter 2. Raising the Roof

Chapter 3. Framing Floors, Walls, Ceilings, and Partitions

Chapter 4. Windows, Skylights, and Doors

Chapter 5. The Stairway

Chapter 6. Adding a Dormer

Chapter 7. Exterior Siding Alterations and Trim

Chapter 8. Plumbing

Chapter 9. Electrical

Chapter 10.HVAC

Chapter 11.Insulation and Drywall

Chapter 12.Interior Doors, Cabinets, and Trim

Chapter 13.Priming, Painting, and Staining

Chapter 14.Floor Coverings

Chapter 15.Setting Fixtures


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