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Best Home Renovation Books You Must Read

Our list of some of the best Home Renovation books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling (2018)

 Best Home Renovation Books You Must ReadBuilding 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? Having a copy of The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling, 4th Edition on hand is a great place to start….
Author(s): Charlie Wing

2. Remodel: Without Going Bonkers or Broke (2017)

 Best Home Renovation Books You Must ReadThe 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 -…
Author(s): Molinelli PhD, Jim

3. Renovation 4th Edition: Completely Revised and Updated (2013)

 Best Home Renovation Books You Must ReadWhen 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. As a founding editor of Fine Homebuilding magazine, the author of 12 acclaimed books, and a home renovator himself, Litchfield was able to record lifetimes of practical, field-tested solutions and trade secrets from the cream of the cropthe pros that other pros admire….
Author(s): Michael Litchfield

4. What Your Contractor Can’t Tell You: The Essential Guide to Building and Renovating (2008)

 Best Home Renovation Books You Must ReadThis 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. Chapters give detailed coverage of critical topics: design options, selecting and supervising the architect and contractor, cost estimates, budgets, plan specifications, contracts, dealing with town officials and keeping track of everything along the way. For each stage of the project there is detailed information on common pitfalls and how to avoid them, as well as insiders’ tips which reveal what most contractors can’t tell you. This book was previously published by Warner…
Author(s): Amy Johnston

5. Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Renovation Guide (Better Homes and Gardens Home) (2014)

 Best Home Renovation Books You Must Read 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. Chapters highlight floor plan ideas, decorating styles, storage solutions, and lifestyle design choices. Plus, a handy shopping guide helps renovators choose key products, from kitchen cabinetry and cooktops to bathroom sinks and lighting. Complete…
Author(s): Better Homes, Gardens

6. Outdoor Kitchens: Ideas for Planning, Designing, and Entertaining (Home Improvement) (English and English Edition) (2008)

 Best Home Renovation Books You Must ReadA guide to creating a fully equipped, permanent outdoor kitchen that’s usuable year-round….
Author(s): Provey Mr., Joseph, Owen Lockwood, et al.

7. Home for the Haunting: A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery (2013)

 Best Home Renovation Books You Must Read 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. Mel notices signs of ghostly activity next door and she wonders: Are the Murder House ghosts reaching out to her for help, or has the house claimed another victim? Now, surprised to find herself as the SFPD’s…
Author(s): Juliet Blackwell

8. Building Additions (For Pros By Pros) (2004)

 Best Home Renovation Books You Must ReadExpanding 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. From bay window bump-outs and basement remodels to sunrooms and second-story additions, readers get the kind of valuable insider expertise and hands-on techniques that guarantee top-notch results when adding on to…
Author(s): Editors of Fine Homebuilding

9. Home Improvement For Dummies (2016)

 Best Home Renovation Books You Must ReadAll 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. The most important tool you need to make home repairs is know-how—to fix the problem at hand and to buy the other tools and hardware you’ll need! Home Improvement For Dummies is a whole-house repair manual for everyone from fledgling do-it-yourselfers to seasoned handymen and women. This anybody-can-do-it approach will help you…
Author(s): Gene Hamilton, Katie Hamilton

10. Remodel Success: Home Remodeling Done Right, On Time, and On Budget (2017)

 Best Home Renovation Books You Must ReadMost 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. Learn the six biggest mistakes people make when building a remodeling dream team, painless ways to shave the budget, what to do when your contractor isn’t listening, and where to find financing. In the coming years, home remodeling activity is projected to accelerate, maintaining a growth rate above its long-term…
Author(s): Monica Higgins

11. If Walls Could Talk (Haunted Home Renovation Mysteries) (2010)

 Best Home Renovation Books You Must ReadAt 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. If she can make sense of its mysterious contents, she might be able to nail a killer—before she herself becomes the next construction casualty……
Author(s): Juliet Blackwell

12. Dead Bolt: A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery (Haunted Home Repair Mystery) (2011)

 Best Home Renovation Books You Must ReadTurner 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 stops…The 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. But when Emile is found dead, it’s Mel who appears guilty. Now she must restore the building-and her…
Author(s): Juliet Blackwell

13. Black & Decker The Book of Home How-To: Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair & Improvement (2018)

 Best Home Renovation Books You Must ReadBLACK+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. With an expanded index of keywords that is intuitive and a simple, alphabetical strategy for organizing the information, you won't spend precious time wading through stuff you…
Author(s): Editors of Cool Springs Press

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 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.

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