My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I'm jumping the gun a little bit here - I haven't even managed to buy a house yet, and already I'm researching how to remodel one. Still, it's looking increasingly likely that any house we do buy is going to have something "wrong" with it that we might like to fix if it's within our budget, so it seems like a good idea to be prepared.
I pulled this book almost at random off the library shelves, and it turned out to be almost exactly the kind of thing I was looking for. It covers everything from what to look for when reading a bid to how not to drive your spouse crazy during the remodeling project. (That last chapter mostly just made me feel smug about my marriage. But who knows - perhaps my spouse and I will uncover a previously unknown tendency to fight bitterly over kitchen cabinets.) It packs a lot of information into a small space, and is easy and fun to read.
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