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Title:
Working with the professionals : to create the home you want
Author:
Lawrence, Mike, 1947-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
General Note:
A Marshall edition.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780737003130
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This unique resource offers homeowners all the information they need to get what they want from a contractor. Sample contracts and budget forms included.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Chapter 1 Choosing and managing the professionalsp. 8
Architectsp. 10
Interior designers and specialistsp. 12
Rules and regulationsp. 14
Finding a contractorp. 16
Inviting estimatesp. 18
Drawing up the contractp. 20
Creating a budgetp. 22
Deciding on the order of workp. 24
Living with contractorsp. 26
Handing disputesp. 28
Final inspection and settling upp. 30
Chapter 2 How the experts can improve your homep. 32
Section 1 Interior improvementsp. 34
Redecorating roomsp. 36
Replacing floor coveringsp. 40
Remodeling kitchensp. 44
Remodeling a bathroomp. 50
Improving your living roomp. 54
Getting more bedroom spacep. 56
Creating and improving closetsp. 58
Creating a home officep. 60
Creating a laundry roomp. 62
Improving staircasesp. 64
Improving the services: Plumbingp. 66
Wiring and lightingp. 68
Improving the services: Heatingp. 70
Improving insulationp. 72
Condensation and infestationsp. 74
Modifying existing roomsp. 76
Connecting roomsp. 78
Dividing roomsp. 80
Section 2 Conversions and additionsp. 82
Converting atticsp. 84
Converting basementsp. 88
Converting garagesp. 92
Adding new space: Sunroomsp. 94
Porchesp. 96
Additionsp. 98
Creating a self-contained spacep. 104
Creating an outbuildingp. 106
Section 3 Your house's exteriorp. 108
Maintaining the house's exteriorp. 110
Replacing windows and doorsp. 112
Improving home securityp. 114
Repairing and replacing roofsp. 116
Coping with subsidencep. 118
Home landscapingp. 120
Outdoor decksp. 122
Fences and wallsp. 124
Chapter 3 How your house worksp. 126
Roofsp. 128
Gutters and downspoutsp. 130
Fireplaces and chimneysp. 132
Exterior wallsp. 134
Interior walls and ceilingsp. 136
Windowsp. 138
Doorsp. 140
Floorsp. 142
Staircasesp. 144
Moisture proofingp. 146
Insulationp. 148
Ventilationp. 150
Water supply systemsp. 152
Drainage systemsp. 154
Electrical systemsp. 156
Heating systemsp. 158
Chapter 4 Reference sectionp. 160
Glossaryp. 162
Forms and contractsp. 164
Resourcesp. 168
Indexp. 172
Acknowledgmentsp. 176

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