Renovating And Restyling Older Homes: The Professional'S Guide To Maximum Value Remodeling
Publish Date: 1996-05-01
Author: Lawrence Dworin
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Any competent builder can turn a run-down, outdated house into a picture of perfection - if the customer has an unlimited budget. But what if your customers are like most people? They want their older home improved and updated, but their funds are limited. The solution is maximum value remodeling. With this book you'll learn how you can do the best job for the best price - and give your customers the most bang for their buck (or for your buck if you're working on your own house). The key to profitable renovation is knowing what to restore and what to replace; which features you want to show off, and which are forgettable. This book gives hundreds of tips on how to restore or fabricate the interior and exterior design elements that make Victorian and Craftsman houses so appealing. Many remodeling books brag about how the jobs they describe can return as much as 80 percent of their cost in increased resale value. In this book you'll be shown proven remodeling techniques that let you increase the property value by 200, 500, sometimes even 1000 percent of the cost of the remodel. In 20 years in the trade, this author has learned all the tricks of the spec rehab business. Now he's showing you how to apply these techniques to renovating, updating and restoring the charm and character to older homes, while creating a highly-profitable niche for yourself in the remodeling marketplace.