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My Name Isn't Martha But I Can Renovate My Home

My Name Isn't Martha But I Can Renovate My Home

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOME RENOVATION IN ON HANDY VOLUME!
Renovating your home has never been so easy -- thanks to Sharon Hanby-Robie's helpful advice. The author of the hugely popular My Name Isn't Martha, But I Can Decorate My Home assists you in renovating your house to perfection in this professional, no-nonsense book that will help you achieve Martha Stewart's results without spending a fortune. From simply adding new accessories to your kitchen or bath to gutting the entire first floor, interior designer Hanby-Robie will show you how to create a living space that complements your personal style. You'll learn:

How to assess the resale value of your renovation
What the difference is between an architect, a builder, and a designer
Now to visualize each room to maximize its appeal
What you MUST know about building codes
How to create an exterior style to match your new rooms

Divided into three sections -- EVALUATION AND PLANNING, INTERIOR RENOVATIONS, and EXTERIOR RENOVATION -- this invaluable guide tackles every room in your house, including windows, floors, heating and cooling systems, landscaping, and even garages. In her witty and accessible style, Hanby-Robie offers words of wisdom, trade secrets, and cost-saving tips, whether you're making a few small changes or starting from ground zero. And she shows you how to do it with skill and style -- on a budget you can afford.
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  • Gallery Books | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780671015435 | 
  • August 1999
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CHAPTER ONE: TO MOVE OR IMPROVE -- THAT IS THE QUESTION!
As both an interior designer and a real estate agent, I have the advantage of being able to consider home improvement from two different perspectives. As a designer, I want to be a problem solver as well as to aesthetically improve the appearance of a home. But as a real estate agent, I want to do what makes the most sense from an investment standpoint. As a result, I often find myself trying to resolve conflicts resulting from these two perspectives. So I have compiled a list of questions to ask yourself in order to determine what is the best solution for your specific situation. The... see more

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