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Planning Your Perfect Home Renovation

Alex May

Allen & Unwin

Renovation can be awful. It’s not like the television shows—it’s dirtier, harder and more stressful than any close-up can capture. It doesn’t matter if you live in an apartment and need to repaint the lounge room or if you live in a harbourside mansion and need to rebuild the entire house, you can just about guarantee that things you haven’t anticipated will go wrong, the budget will blow out and you’ll want to shout at someone. But help is at hand.

Planning Your Perfect Home Renovation is your blueprint to a stress-free, well-planned and well-budgeted renovation that improves the value of your home. It helps you to plan a renovation to suit your available time, experience and money. It also:

  • introduces you to the three Rs: repair, refurbish and rebuild
  • provides examples of room-by-room mission statements for easy planning
  • shows you how to work out cost estimates and schedules
  • helps you to build good relationships with builders and tradespeople
  • shows you what happened in three real renovations: in a unit, a brick-veneer house and a semi
  • gives you lots of money-saving and design tips
  • includes helpful and practical diagrams, floor plans and tables.

Planning Your Perfect Home Renovation is a complete guide to assessing all your renovation needs. If you’re thinking about improving your home (and want to survive the experience), you need this book.