How to Get Custom Results on Any BudgetBook - 2007
An experienced general contractor shares a collection of insider secrets about money-saving options available to home owners looking to remodel their homes, covering a broad variety of techniques and materials that can be used to create luxury style on a budget. Original. 20,000 first printing.
This well-illustrated guide considers the current housing market as well as the cravings of those who long to move up without the debt. Builder and remodeler Ruiz, who specializes in champagne results on beer budgets, finds space you forgot you had in your house, shows how less can be more through careful research on products, explains how strategic planning (and drawing) works, and details why focusing on project safety can more than pay for itself. He gives ideas on systems (including weatherproofing) advocates sprucing up doors and windows and shows how a few dollars for interior surfaces can go a long way. He does not flinch from exterior improvements and even takes on kitchens and baths, being completely realistic about the skills levels of the average citizen. He also shows why over-improving and excessive trendiness are wastes of money and effort. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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If your home needs remodeling, but your budget doesn't jive with your plans it can be pretty frustrating. Enter: Affordable Remodel. Its mission is to simplify the remodeling process from start to finish, help you make the right decisions, and steer you clear of the pitfalls that can cost you time and money.
Fernando Pagés Ruiz, the author of Building an Affordable House, shares his secrets in Affordable Remodel, showing you how to save money without compromising on quality. Whatever your "ideal" update, here's the know-how to achieve it -- with change to spare.
Call him cheap, but Ruiz enjoys luxury remodeling that doesn't pull at the purse strings. Now he shares his hard-won secrets, revealing the full range of moneysaving options available to homeowners today.