When it comes to home renovation, there's no substitute for hands-on experience.
Renovation 4th Edition contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of contractors, architects and tradespeople who shared their first-hand experience with Mike Litchfield as he interviewed and photographed them on job sites across North America.
As a founding editor of Fine Homebuilding magazine, the author of 12 acclaimed books, and a home renovator himself, Litchfield was able to record lifetimes of practical, field-tested solutions and trade secrets from the cream of the crop--the pros that other pros admire.
Both first-time renovators and professionals who want to supplement their knowledge of specific trades will find Renovation 4th Edition invaluable. Renovation 4th covers every stage of home remodeling from start to finish, from assessing for purchase and planning a job; doors, windows and skylights; framing and foundations; plumbing and wiring--with an expanded section on energy conservation, weatherizing and insulating--and so on to drywall, tiling, interior trim, painting and finish flooring.
This new edition of Renovation 4th reflects the new realities of planning carefully, spending wisely, maximizing space and building durably. Its 614 pages contain extensively revised chapters on planning; doors, windows and skylights; electrical wiring; and energy conservation. Its illustrations are crisp and informative. And its 1000+ photos were selected from more than 40,000 that the author has taken over the years.