Renovation 4th Edition: Completely Revised and Updated (Hardcover)

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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 books, and a home renovator himself, Litchfield was able to record lifetimes of practical, field-tested solutions and trade secrets from the cream of the crop--the pros that other pros admire.

Both first-time renovators and professionals who want to supplement their knowledge of specific trades will find Renovation 4th Edition invaluable. R4 reflects the new realities of planning carefully, spending wisely, maximizing space and building durably. Its 614 pages contain extensively revised chapters on planning; doors, windows and skylights; electrical wiring; and energy conservation. Its illustrations are crisp and informative. And its 1000+ photos were selected from more than 40,000 that the author has taken over the years.

This classic work covers renovation from start to finish surfaces. Best of all, R4 is written in a down-to-earth conversational style that is clear and easy to understand. Litchfield has a sharp wit and a dry sense of humor that makes this book not only useful, but great fun to read.

About the Author

Michael Litchfield, a founding editor of Fine Homebuilding magazine, has been renovating homes or writing about them for almost 40 years. He was one of the first technical journalists to go to job sites to gather information from tradespeople. Litchfield's recent title, In-laws, Outlaws and Granny Flats was named one of the 10 Best Design Books for 2011.

Praise For…

"a masterpiece" -- Library Journal

"Hands down, the best home renovation book...written in a down-to-earth conversational style that's comprehensive, practical and easy to understand." --This Old House "Simply the best book we've seen on the subject." --Toronto Star "The most comprehensive single volume on home renovation ever." --Popular Science
Product Details
ISBN: 9781600854927
ISBN-10: 1600854923
Publisher: Taunton Press
Publication Date: October 30th, 2012
Pages: 624
Language: English