5 Books You Must Read If You’re Remodeling

If you have ever attempted a remodel, you know how  traumatizing it can be. From choosing the right contractor, to DIYing, to picking out the perfect fixtures, remodeling can be extremely stressful. However, with a bit of preparation and education, you can reduce your stress and prevent catastrophes. Here are 5 books you need to read if you are planning on renovating your home.

Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves

They say “don’t sweat the small stuff” but you definitely shouldn’t forget about it either -especially when it comes to remodeling. This book helps you visualize, organize, and lay out your decor to complement your remodel. Always take into consideration your decor as well as your permanent fixtures. This book will help ensure both your remodel and decor fit perfectly together.

The Complete Book of Home Organization

Something to always take into account when remodeling is organization. How will your renovations maximize your space and contribute to a well laid out, organized home? Never underestimate the power of a well-organized room. This book will help you perfectly plan your renovations to complement an efficient, perfectly utilized space.

Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House

This best-selling book was written by Jonathan and Drew Scott of HGTV fame, best known for their hit shows  Property Brothers, Property Brothers at Home, Buying & Selling, and Brother vs. Brother. These two experts provide no-nonsense strategies in handling the ins and outs of buying, selling, and renovating your home. It also includes hundreds of full-color photos to help inspire your renovation from start to finish.

What Your Contractor Can’t Tell You: The Essential Guide to Building and Renovating

Hiring a contractor and understanding the renovation process can be quite intimidating. Choose the wrong one and you could be out thousands of dollars. This book gives you vital information about the remodel process and helps you take your renovation from vision to reality, within your budget. Critical topics covered include: design options, selecting and supervising the architect and contractor, cost estimates, budgets, plan specifications, contracts, dealing with permits/legal issues and staying organized along the way.

This book covers each stage of the renovation process and outlines common pitfalls and how to avoid them, and it also gives you insider tips that reveal what most contractors can’t tell you.

Renovate, Remodel, …Relax!

This book will help you avoid pitfalls from start to finish. Renovate, Remodel… Relax! was written by co-founder of award-winning design-build firm LoneStar Property Solutions and veteran industry expert Kathi Fleck. This book shows readers how to avoid mishaps and issues that often plague the remodel process.  Tackle “everything from the questions you must ask before putting pen to page with a contractor to how to ensure you’re using your money wisely to achieve your goals.”

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