Home Renovation Checklist

Home Renovation Checklist

by Robert Irwin


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An indispensable quick-check guide to saving money and headaches during home renovations

Lured by skyrocketing real estate values, more Americans than ever are renovating their homes. Some have had some experience with home renovations. Many are trying their hands at it for the first time. Most are totally unprepared for the thousand-and-one pitfalls, screw-ups, and headaches that can plague a home improve project, including runaway costs, unscrupulous suppliers and contractors, arcane building codes, and more.

Written by America's #1 source of real estate know-how, Home Renovation Checklist is an indispensable guide to navigating the renovation process and keeping costs, time, and headaches involved to a minimum. Modeled after Irwin's bestselling Home Buyer's Checklist, this book is packed with hundreds of checklist questions (and answers) covering every detail of any home improvement project, including:

  • Budgeting costs
  • Dealing with contractors
  • Obtaining financing
  • Determining whether or not to do all or part of the renovations themselves

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071415033
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 05/08/2003
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 458,607
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Hiring the Contractor1
Chapter 2Checking Out the Contract17
Chapter 3Plans and Permissions34
Chapter 4Financing the Work52
Chapter 5Doing it Yourself68
Chapter 6Bath, Bed, and Kitchen Decisions78
Chapter 7Installing Cabinets92
Chapter 8Installing Countertops103
Chapter 9Putting In New Floors120
Chapter 10Adding New Kitchen Appliances127
Chapter 11Installing Bathroom Fixtures141
Chapter 12Installing Electrical Fixtures152
Chapter 13Painting162
Chapter 14Demolition and Cleanup171
Chapter 15Adding a Deck182

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