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Home Renov Guide

Home Renov Guide

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Published by microbiologist125
A good guide for DIY fans to improve their homes.
A good guide for DIY fans to improve their homes.

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Published by: microbiologist125 on Jul 09, 2009
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HANDYAMERICAN.COM
Chocked full of insightful DIY project planning tips – from beginning to end. With helpfulforms and various home renovation projects outlined for the do-it-yourselfer in you!
The Comprehensive Guideto Home RenovationsLarge and Small
Get matched to reliable home improvement contractors
Provided By:
 
The
 
Comprehensive
 
Guide
 
to
 
Home
 
Renovations
 
Large
 
and
 
Small
 
Visit
 
www.HandyAmerican.com
 
for
 
more
 
great
 
home
 
improvement
 
tips,
 
tools
 
and
 
articles.
 
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CONTENTS
 
Glossary - Terms 4Printable Forms 19Universal Home Design Checklist 20Contractor Reference Checklist 22Contractor Selection Checklist 23Contract Content Checklist 24Chapter 1 House Structure Basics 25Plumbing 27Wiring 28HVAC 29Walls Interior and Exterior 30Walls Load and Non-load Bearing 30Making Temporary Supports 31Balloon Framing 31Platform Framing 32Chapter 2 Building Codes and Permits 34Electrical Codes 36Plumbing Codes and Permits 37Chapter 3 Universal Design 39Chapter 4 –Project Planning ; Home Structure 41A Review of the Structure of Your Home 42Defining Project Needs 43How to Work with Drawings 44Consider Hiring a Design Professional 45The Importance of a Materials List 46Estimating Project Cost 47Obtaining a Remodeling Loan 47Financial Options for the Elderly 49Chapter 5 - Finding the Right Contractor 50What to Look For 50Where to Look 51Obtaining Quotes 51
 
The
 
Comprehensive
 
Guide
 
to
 
Home
 
Renovations
 
Large
 
and
 
Small
 
Visit
 
www.HandyAmerican.com
 
for
 
more
 
great
 
home
 
improvement
 
tips,
 
tools
 
and
 
articles.
 
- 2 -
The Difference Between Estimates & Quotes 52The Interviewing Process 52Making Contractor Selection 54Chapter 6 - The Work Contract 55Chapter 7 - Keys to Project Success 57Handling Disagreements 59Chapter 8 Projects; Before you Begin 60Attics - Evaluation 61Project Planning 62Basements - Evaluation 63Project Planning 65Bathrooms 65Project Planning 65Countertops 67Bathtubs & Showers 68Toilets 70Sinks & Lavatories 71Kitchens 72Project Planning 72Cabinet Styles & Considerations 74Countertops 77Chapter 9 Remodeling Projects 78Cabinets How to Replace Kitchen Cabinets 78Wall Cabinets 79Base Cabinets 80Ceilings - Framing 81Paneling 82Texturing 84Wallboard Installation (
see Walls and Ceilings
) 102Countertops Installing Ceramic Tile 85Floors 90Removing Old 90Preparing for New 92Installation Hardwood and laminate flooring 93

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