What No One Ever Tells You About Renovating Your Home: Real-Life Advice for Hassle-Free, Cost-Effective Remodeling

Read This Book Before You Remodel! It’s no surprise that home remodeling remains hot. Home improvement centers are often packed with do-it-yourselfers and contractors preparing to do everything from modernizing an outdated kitchen or fixing up and "flipping" a property for a profit. Unfortunately, many homeowners find out that once they begin a remodeling project, they need aspirin to deal with all the headaches and hassles that can occur. In What No One Ever Tells You about Renovating Your Home, real estate columnist Alan J. Heavens brings 15 years worth of letters, e-mails, and phone calls from homeowners just like you to help you learn from the remodeling mistakes of others. Whether you’re a homeowner, real estate investor, or home improvement enthusiast, Heavens’ practical advice will teach you: • Sure-fire ways to find the best contractor • Tips to control your remodeling budget and schedule from start to finish • Making the most of your existing space • Projects that pay