Renovating Old Houses

Renovating Old Houses

Bringing New Life to Vintage Homes

Book - 2003
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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.

Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2003.
ISBN: 9781561585359
Branch Call Number: 690.837 Nas
Characteristics: 410 p. ; 28 cm.


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Sep 11, 2018

One of the best books for handy DIYers. In a sea of "light weight" books , this one has by far the best tips if you own an old house and you want to fix it yourself (or are looking to buy one). If you want a break from youtube, this is a nice read anytime. Hope the author will update some information and add more pictures and tips sometime soon.


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