Renovating Old Houses

Bringing New Life to Vintage Homes

Renovating Old Houses

By:  Nash, George

9781561585359
Product ID:  070624
$34.95 Paperback
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12/01/2003
Taunton Press

9.3 X 10.9 in
416 pg



HOUSE & HOME / Design & Construction
HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / Carpentry
HOUSE & HOME / Woodworking

The definitive book on how to bring an old house back to life -- without destroying its spirit -- is now updated with all new color photography in Renovating Old Houses.

Experienced contractor George Nash covers everything -- from replacing foundation walls to repairing old windows, including how to save what's irreplaceable, where to use the best materials, when it's necessary to update (and when it's not), and how to make repairs that will endure. This revised edition also contains a new chapter on preventive maintenance plus a resource guide.

Throughout the book, Nash balances an abiding love of old houses with a common-sense understanding of modern-day needs. Whether you already live in an older home or are contemplating buying one, this hearty book gives you detailed, professional-level information you can't find elsewhere.

"Plain talk for restorers, from soup to nuts (and bolts). Here's thorough, practical advice that's sensitive to both history and budget." - Old House Journal


Nash is a renovation contractor and fencebuilding enthusiast.