Renovating Old Houses: Bringing New Life to Vintage Homes (For Pros By Pros) (Paperback)

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The definitive book on how to bring an old house back to life -- without destroying its spirit -- is now updated with all new color photography in Renovating Old Houses.

Experienced contractor George Nash covers everything -- from replacing foundation walls to repairing old windows, including how to save what's irreplaceable, where to use the best materials, when it's necessary to update (and when it's not), and how to make repairs that will endure. This revised edition also contains a new chapter on preventive maintenance plus a resource guide.

Throughout the book, Nash balances an abiding love of old houses with a common-sense understanding of modern-day needs. Whether you already live in an older home or are contemplating buying one, this hearty book gives you detailed, professional-level information you can't find elsewhere.

Praise For…


"Plain talk for restorers, from soup to nuts (and bolts). Here's thorough, practical advice that's sensitive to both history and budget."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781561585359
ISBN-10: 1561585351
Publisher: Taunton Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2003
Pages: 410
Language: English
Series: For Pros By Pros