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 Additions: Your Guide to Planning and Remodeling (Better Homes and Gardens)Leads readers from the dream stage through execution of their own additions project.

Includes information on where to shop for materials and how to work with design and building professionals.

120 gorgeous color photos of additions—from small dormers to entire second stories—will inspire readers with beautiful designs and help them visualize their own successful remodeling projects.

“Don’t Do That!" tips throughout the book help readers avoid planning and design pitfalls.

Sidebars offer quick-to-read basics, such as: "The Top Ten" elements of a good floor plan and the "Money-Saver Top Ten" tips for keeping costs in line.

Questionnaires guide readers through their own planning stages.

Question-and-answer segments offer solutions to common problems.

  Date Published 2/15/1997

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Comments: Additions: Your Guide To Planning and Remodeling
I found this book to be a helpful overview of the many consideratons that must be taken when considering an addition. There were many examples of different before and after floorplans, as well as photographs of beautifully done additions. There are different types of additions listed along with examples, and checklists to use as you progress.
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Comments: Just what we needed
Just what we were looking for, this great little book has lots of color photos and lots of info to help my wife and me decide what kind of addition might be right for our house. We don't want to build an addition ourselves but want to get a basic plan in mind before going to an architect or builder. Thanks to the advice in this book, we think we now have a good plan in mind for an addition that won't look tacked on but will look as if it belongs to the house.
Rated By: Michael Dick
From: Oakdale, MN
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Comments: Worthless
I thought this book was worthless and a waste of my time. It covered the obvious. I was expecting to see more remodeling ideas.

Rated By: Paul Carr
From: Silver Spring, MD
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Comments: Pretty basic, but plenty of good advice
The kitchen volume of this series is much more detailed. Since there are lots of different types of additions for lots of different reasons, it's hard to get into much detail in one book. Still, the advice it does dispense strikes me as sound. It includes a checklist of things you will need to look after if you decide to act as your own contractor, or just check up on if you hire a contractor.

tis is a fine book for those in the early stages of planning an addition who have no experience of such matters.

Rated By: apoem "apoem"
From: Bosque Farms, NM
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Comments: Very Useful
We are working on doing an addition to our home. We were floundering in making decisions until we came across this book. This book has pictures and ideas and before and after photos and drawings. All of this has been useful in making some decisions before we begin spending money on a contractor, architect or supplies. The text of this book is as helpful if not more so than the pictures. The text discusses types of addition, things to consider, and so on.

I would strongly suggest that anyone thinking of doing an addition consider reading this book before doing anything.

Well worth the money.