|REMODELING BASEMENTS, ATTICS, & GARAGES|
Like the old lady who lived in the shoe, many homeowners find themselves cramped for space. This book shows you how to capitalize on under-used areas and convert them to useful living areas. Over 40 colorful photographs and 530 full-color drawings.
--The Midwest Book Review
One of the primary purposes for home remodeling is to take advantage of underutilized spaces like unfinished basements, attics, or garages. Added living space for growing families without the expense of costly additions or the trouble (and expense) of moving to a larger house. [Remodeling Basements, Attics, & Garages] covers planning and design of the new space, framing the attic, basement and garage framing, installing skylights, finishing walls and ceilings, building stairs and framing floors, building dormers, installing windows and doors, putting in wiring and plumbing, installing flooring, trim, and molding. Dozens of colorful photographs exhibit delightful design alternatives. More than 550 full-color drawings illustrate construction techniques in detailed step-by-step procedures. [Remodeling Basements, Attics, & Garages] is ideal for novice remodelers and do-it-yourself weekend projects.