We live in the age of HGTV, where in one hour a demolition and complete renovation can happen. Where they conveniently skip over most of the processes involved and BOOM! Flawless remodel. (not to mention giving architects and designers around the world headaches on the reg when the neighbor with cable suddenly feels inspired for some home DIY, without understanding what it takes to execute said project, which turns into an oh no! fix my disaster! project)
As an interior designer/soon to be architect, I am SO SO SO !!!!! (yes, multiple exclamation points!) thrilled to have discovered this book and I am beyond impressed with the authors ability to, not only walk through the whole renovation process in a non-wordy efficient way, but also provide useful forms, graphs, and knowledge about issues many other books in the field overlook.. (how to budget, hiring a contractor. and even how to prepare for the remodel and tips on dealing with the emotional stress that comes with living in a construction zone)
If you are a homeowner thinking about finally making your house your home, do it! but read this book first so you’re properly prepared.