If you’re interested in remodeling your home, or purchasing a “fixer-upper” to remodel and sell, you may not know where to begin. Don’t despair. There are many books about remodeling that might give you the inspiration you need to get started.
Choosing the right book to learn about remodeling or to give you better instructions may seem like an impossible task. There are an amazing number of books about remodeling. Start out by looking at your local public library. You can check out one book, or more if needed, for the length of time you expect the remodeling to take.
One comprehensive book with step-by-step remodeling instructions is F. R. Walker’s Remodeling Reference Book. This book helps those interested in remodeling determine the estimated labor costs of particular work they might do. It also helps those remodeling their home estimate how much materials are needed, and what it might cost for completing the remodeling.
This book was published in 1999 and costs about $29.95.
People are concerned about the environment and how everything we do affects it. Here is a book that addresses the impact of remodeling your home in such a way that it will affect the environment the least: Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House: Bringing Your Home into Harmony with Nature by Carol Venolia and Kelly Lerner.
This book is full of helpful information for remodeling existing home, rather than building a new “green” home. It is user-friendly and leads the person through easy tasks and even gives instructions for more advanced projects. You can purchase this book for $24.95 at most bookstores.
Keeping with the concerns about the environment, Green Remodeling was written by David Johnston and Kim Master. This book gives simple solutions for homeowners, contractors, and architects as well as teaching homeowners to be more energy-conscious.
It lists projects on a room-by-room basis, gives checklists, and has an extensive list of resources. This book costs $29.95, however you may be able to find it cheaper online.
Renovating & Restyling Vintage Homes by Lawrence Dworin is a book that can help any homeowner remodel or renovate their home on a limited budget. It shows how to increase the value of your home without spending too much. The book sells for $33.50.
Local bookstores, large bookstore chains, and online websites are great places to look for books about remodeling. These aren’t all of the books available of course, but they’re a few books to check when looking for information about remodeling.