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Renovation 4th Edition

When it comes to home renovation, there's no substitute for experience.  Renovation 4th Edition contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of contractors, architects and tradespeople who shared their first-hand experience with Mike Litchfield as he interviewed and photographed them on job sites across North America. As a founding editor of Fine Homebuilding magazine, the author of 12 acclaimed ...

Wiring Complete 2nd Edition

'The clearest, most intelligible, most up-to-date, step-by-step instructions of how to wire most household electrical jobs.' - KK. Org (Cool Tools) The title says it all! Wiring Complete, 2nd Edition, covers everything homeowners need to know about practically any wiring scenario imaginable, from simple switches to outdoor lighting. Updated to the latest code. Co-authored by two well-known ...

In-laws, Outlaws, and Granny Flats

In response to tight times, a remarkably upbeat and widespread change is taking place in households across America. Homeowners are creating second dwelling units often called in-law suites, mother-in-law apartments, or granny flats. Second units make a lot of sense. They're perfect for families who want several generations living close by, they enable Baby Boomers to care for elderly parents ...

Wiring Complete 3rd Edition

The title says it all! Wiring Complete, 3rd Edition, covers everything homeowners need to know about practically any wiring scenario imaginable, from simple switches to outdoor lighting. Updated to the latest code. Co-authored by two well-known experts in the field, this second edition of the original best seller has been updated to the latest electrical code (NEC, 2017). And there’s more ...

Taunton's House Check

Bubbling paint. Water dripping from light fixtures. Mysterious smells. Groaning pipes and gurgling tubs. Doors that open themselves. Faucets that spew steam. Your house is trying to tell you something. But to understand what its trying to say and what you should do about it, first you have to learn its language. And thats what House Check is all about. Its a concise guide to the sights, ...

The Complete Guide to Home Inspection

Thorough enough for professionals...accessible enough for homeowners! Written in plain language suitable even for first-time home buyers, The Complete Guide to Home Inspection is a must-have reference. An all-in-one resource with 250 descriptive photographs and 20 helpful illustrations, it is invaluable for home buyers, home sellers, professional home inspectors, and every homeowner who wants to ...

Renovation 5th Edition

Renovation has been the standard reference on the subject of renovation for 40 years. This revised edition will address the new realities of the housing industry in the 21st century, where homeowners are spending more cautiously, staying put longer in their homes, and becoming more savvy about energy conservation. Recurring elements in this new edition will address affordability and adding ...