Our list of some of the best Home Renovation books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
- The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling (2018)
- Remodel: Without Going Bonkers or Broke (2017)
- Renovation 4th Edition: Completely Revised and Updated (2013)
- What Your Contractor Can’t Tell You: The Essential Guide to Building and Renovating (2008)
- Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Renovation Guide (Better Homes and Gardens Home) (2014)
- Outdoor Kitchens: Ideas for Planning, Designing, and Entertaining (Home Improvement) (English and English Edition) (2008)
- Home for the Haunting: A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery (2013)
- Building Additions (For Pros By Pros) (2004)
- Home Improvement For Dummies (2016)
- Remodel Success: Home Remodeling Done Right, On Time, and On Budget (2017)
- If Walls Could Talk (Haunted Home Renovation Mysteries) (2010)
- Dead Bolt: A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery (Haunted Home Repair Mystery) (2011)
- Black & Decker The Book of Home How-To: Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair & Improvement (2018)
Building a home is a complicated, precise, and labor-intensive process. From drawing a design to selecting the site to laying the foundation, building the frame, installing the plumbing, wiring, HVAC, and everything in between, there are countless opportunities for something to go wrong. So how does a homeowner, builder, or remodeler make sure that their project stays on track every step of the way?
The very idea of remodeling your home can be scary and intimidating. But will help you to: If you plan to hire a professional to remodel your home –
When it comes to home renovation, there’s no substitute for experience. Renovation 4th Edition contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of contractors, architects and tradespeople who shared their first-hand experience with Mike Litchfield as he interviewed and photographed them on job sites across North America.
What Your Contractor Can’t Tell You: The Essential Guide to Building and Renovating (2008)
This book equips owners with the information and strategies needed to turn their vision into a home or renovation project that can be executed on time and within budget.
This indispensable reference covers everything homeowners need to know about making over the two rooms that yield the most resale value. Information is included for all stages of a kitchen or bath remodel, from inspiring before-and-after images to tips on getting started, with easy-to-read lists and sidebars on topics such as setting a budget and hiring professionals.
Outdoor Kitchens: Ideas for Planning, Designing, and Entertaining (Home Improvement) (English and English Edition) (2008)
A guide to creating a fully equipped, permanent outdoor kitchen that’s usuable year-round.
San Francisco contractor Mel Turner is leading a volunteer home renovation project, and while she expects lots of questions from her inexperienced crew, she can’t help asking a few of her own—especially about the haunted house next door…the place local kids call the Murder House. But when volunteers discover a body while cleaning out a shed, questions pile up faster than discarded lumber.
Expanding a house requires both inspiration and expertise, and that is just what the seasoned professionals from Fine Homebuilding magazine have provided in Building Additions. Through an eye-catching combination of text, illustration, and photos, they reveal the decisions, design ideas, and construction details involved in completing a wide range of home additions.
Home Improvement For Dummies (2016)
All home improvements don’t require a contractor. Installing a smoke detector, painting a room, and unclogging a sink are all home improvements. In fact, doing the job yourself is often cheaper and always more rewarding. There’s no mystery to home repair.
Most homeowners are uninformed and ill-prepared for big-ticket remodels. The knowledge they do have often comes from reality-TV home makeover shows that gloss over the ingredients essential to success. This book by a construction management pro gives homeowners increased confidence in making remodeling decisions, and peace of mind.
At her newest renovation project, a run-down Pacific Heights mansion, Mel is visited by the ghost of a colleague who recently met a bad end with power tools. Mel hopes that by tracking down the killer, she can rid herself of the ghostly presence of the murdered man. Mel’s only clue is an odd box she discovers inside a wall at the job site.
Turner Construction’s latest restoration project is a historic Queen Anne Victorian in San Francisco. This time general contractor Mel Turner has to work around the owners who insist on sticking around- along with some ghosts that insist in their own way that the work stopsThe ghosts aren’t the only ones standing in the way of the renovations. A crotchety neighbor, Emile Blunt, secretly wants this house, and could be behind some of the disturbances.
BLACK+DECKER The Book of Home How-To is a comprehensive home reference book with all of the information you need to perform just about any home repair or improvement project you can dream of. And even though it boasts 600 densely packed pages of reliable DIY instructions, this brick of a book will still fit into your toolbox. This book is an A-to-Z encyclopedia with precise how-to instructions and clear photos on every page.
Best Home Renovation Books You Must Read
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some home renovation books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Renovation Guide
Author(s): Better Homes & Gardens;
ID: 2082833, Publisher: Better Homes & Gardens;Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Year: 2014, Size: 96 Mb, Format: epub
The First-time homeowner's survival guide: a crash course in dealing with repairs, renovations
Author(s): Davis, Sid
ID: 2670361, Publisher: American Management Association, AMACOM Division, Year: 2013;2017, Size: 7 Mb, Format: epub
Getting the Builders in: How to Manage Homebuilding and Renovation Projects
Author(s): Leonard Sales
ID: 262432, Publisher: How to Books, Year: 2008, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really record-breakers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.