What I Wish I Knew When I Started is an essential reference tool for anyone renovating or building a home. The author, a Harvard-educated lawyer-turned-builder, spent six years noting every mistake or important lesson that he learned as a professional home builder and remodeler. He turned this information into a successful course that he taught at Emory University, and now, this unique book.
You can save countless hours and thousands of dollars by avoiding the problems that all amateur remodelers & builders tend to make. What terms should be included in a remodeling contract? What are the telltale signs of an inexperienced contractor? What is the essential discussion that you must have with your contractor, up front, before you start working together? This invaluable guide enables you to virtually leapfrog ahead in knowledge and experience. Subjects include: Bathroom Remodeling, Electrical, Plumbing, Tile, Kitchen Renovation, Heating & Air, Roofing, Landscaping, Negotiating, Demolition, Dealing with Contractors, Finding Contractors, Painting, Poor Design to Avoid, Safety, and tips for saving money on materials.
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