author’s guide evaluating the pros and cons of remodeling is quite good. It takes the reader through this process by
using examples of disastrous as well as successful projects. There are homeowner survey questionnaires to help the reader
to decide if remodeling is the right step or whether it would be simpler or less expensive to move.
Plesset takes you through the process from decision to remodel to completion of chosen remodeling project. This is done using
a series of surveys, spread sheet, contractor evaluations, material and supply comparison and budgeting techniques. The decision
making process involves all family members and is inclusive of evaluating cost and quality of supplies and materials, as well
as building codes for your chosen project.
and most importantly there’s a price comparison for projects and supplies, budgeting spreadsheet, and contractor etiquette.
This book is a must for any homeowner undertaking a large scale-remodeling project. Not only does this book help the reader
with decision-making regarding remodeling, but it also provides thorough information on a range of subjects. It also includes
basic information for smaller projects!
Reviewed by Juanita Reynolds