This guide to home improvement offers straighforward advice on flooring, painting, decorating, heating and air
conditioning systems, kitchen and bathroom renovations, media rooms, garages and much, much more.
The authors address the questions you should ask before you start a home project. For example, should you do it
yourself or hire a professional? How do you find the right contractor, electrician or plumber? Which renovations
will add value to you home and which won't?
Looking for some ways of improving your home's curb appeal or information on what type of fence to construct in
your backyard? How about some ideas for creating a cool room for your child or launching a kitchen makeover that
won't drain your bank account?
These are just some of the projects that the authors cover in this handy paperback. There are also plenty of
sidebars with helpful "green" tips on topics from appliances that offer high-tech efficiency to how an aerator will
decrease water usage and save you money.
No matter the size of a project, Kraeutler and Segrete encourage the homeowner to always have a clear idea of
what outcome is expected. Then realistically assess your own abilities to determine if you need outside assistance.
Finally, set a budget and stick to it.
Your home need not be a "money pit" if you heed this advice.