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Home Renovations Guide

Home Renovations Guide

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Published by HandyAmerican.com
Provided by HandyAmerican.com, this book is chocked full of insightful home improvement DIY project planning tips – from beginning to end. With helpful forms and various home renovation projects outlined for the do-it-yourselfer in you!
Provided by HandyAmerican.com, this book is chocked full of insightful home improvement DIY project planning tips – from beginning to end. With helpful forms and various home renovation projects outlined for the do-it-yourselfer in you!

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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
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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

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