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Title:
Interior home improvement costs : the practical pricing guide for homeowners & contractors.
Author:
Akins, Thomas J.
Edition:
Updated eighth edition.
Publication Information:
Kingston, MA : R.S. Means Co., [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xviii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780876296561
Format :
Book

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This guide gives the estimated costs of numerous common home repair projects, breaking them down item-by-item including labor costs. This helps avoid "sticker shock" when pricing home improvements and reveals areas where costs can be scaled back. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
Cost Versus Valuep. xiii
Safety Tipsp. xv
Special Considerations for Remodeling an Older Homep. xvii
Part 1 Working with a Contractorp. 1
Deciding to Work with a Contractorp. 3
Questions for the Building Departmentp. 7
Contractor Evaluation Sheetp. 9
Working with an Interior Designerp. 15
Part 2 Interior Projectsp. 17
How to Use Part Twop. 19
Section 1 Conversions to Living Spacep. 21
Full Atticp. 22
Garage Conversionp. 24
Half Atticp. 26
Home Office/Computer Roomp. 28
Professional Home Officep. 30
In-Law Apartmentp. 32
Standard Basementp. 34
Walk-out Basementp. 36
Section 2 Bathrooms and Spasp. 39
Standard Half Bath (upgrade Existing)p. 40
Deluxe Half Bathp. 42
Economy Full Bathp. 44
Standard Full Bathp. 46
Standard Master Bathp. 48
Deluxe Master Bathp. 50
Deluxe Bath/Spap. 52
Sauna Roomp. 54
Tile Walls & Floorsp. 56
Ventilation Systemp. 58
Vanity and Lavatory Replacementp. 60
Water Closet (Toilet) Replacementp. 62
Section 3 Closets and Storagep. 65
Home Entertainment Centerp. 66
Standard Clothes Closetp. 68
Understairs Closetp. 70
Walk-in Cedar Closetp. 72
Linen Closetp. 74
Laundry Centerp. 76
Kneewall Storage Unitp. 78
Section 4 Electrical Systems and Fixturesp. 81
Electrical System: Light Fixturesp. 82
Electrical System: Receptaclesp. 84
Whole-House Fanp. 86
Section 5 Fireplacesp. 89
Built-in Fireplacep. 90
Gas Fireplacep. 92
Masonry Fireplacep. 94
Section 6 Kitchen Remodelingp. 97
Cabinet/Countertop Upgradep. 98
Standard Straight-Wall Kitchenp. 100
Deluxe Straight-Wall Kitchenp. 102
Standard Corridor Kitchenp. 104
Deluxe Corridor Kitchenp. 106
Standard L-Shaped Kitchenp. 108
Deluxe L-Shaped Kitchenp. 110
Standard U-Shaped Kitchenp. 112
Deluxe U-Shaped Kitchenp. 114
Standard Peninsula Kitchenp. 116
Deluxe Peninsula Kitchenp. 118
Standard Island Kitchenp. 120
Deluxe Island Kitchenp. 122
Island Unitp. 124
Pantry Cabinetp. 126
Sink Replacementp. 128
Range Hoodp. 130
Section 7 Interior Adaptations for Special Needsp. 133
Interior Adaptations for Special Needsp. 134
Wheelchair-Accessible Kitchenp. 136
Section 8 Interior Finishesp. 139
Doors and Trim
Interior Doorsp. 140
Wainscoting, Chair Rail, and Mouldingsp. 142
Flooring
Oak Strip Floorp. 144
Parquet Floorp. 146
Vinyl Sheet Flooringp. 148
Ceramic Tile Floorp. 150
Walls & Ceilings
Suspended Ceilingp. 152
Ceiling Replacementp. 154
Frame and Finish Partition Wallp. 156
Insulationp. 158
Painting and Wallpaperingp. 160
Section 9 Stairwaysp. 163
Circular Stairwayp. 164
Disappearing Stairwayp. 166
Standard Stairwayp. 168
Part 3 Detailsp. 171
How to Use Part Threep. 172
Adjusting Project Costs to Your Locationp. 207
Glossaryp. 215
Abbreviationsp. 227
Indexp. 229
Materials Shopping Listp. 237