Item description for Designing Your Dream Home: Every Question to Ask, Every Detail to Consider, and Everything to Know Before You Build or Remodel by Susan Lang...
Overview With this step-by-step and room-by-room guide, the design process will come together in the most efficient way possible. Features include detailed checklists for every room, common mistakes to avoid, and design details that pay big dividends.
You can have the home of your dreams
This comprehensive guide walks you through every decision and addresses all the details that most homeowners don't even know to consider.
In this step-by-step, room-by-room handbook, Susan Lang considers every aspect of your homebuilding or remodeling project, such as how to " Hire the right architect, interior designer, and builder" "Design each room to perfectly fit your family's lifestyle" "Plan ahead so all your storage needs are met" "Determine the perfect placement for light fixtures, switches, and electrical outlets" "Save money by avoiding costly design revisions or building change orders"
You'll find helpful forms and checklists that will keep you organized and assist you in clarifying your needs. And if you're worried that building your dream home might turn into a nightmare, "Designing Your Dream Home "covers the most common mistakes that homeowners make and shows "you "how to avoid them. Susan Lang has thought of "everything," so you won't have to.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.9" Width: 8" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.7 lbs.
Release Date Apr 15, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1401603521 ISBN13 9781401603526
Availability 0 units.
More About Susan Lang
Lang, director of the Southwest Writers Series for more than 15 years, also founded the Hassayampa Institute for Creative Writing in 1995. She is an instructor of English at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona.
Susan Lang currently resides in the state of Arizona.
Reviews - What do customers think about Designing Your Dream Home: Every Question to Ask, Every Detail to Consider, and Everything to Know Before You Build or Remodel?
Exceptional Documentation Mar 17, 2010
This guide alone will enable us to be completely thorough when we build our next home regardless of whether we Owner-Build or contract with a builder. It contains very detailed criteria for each construction step with great tips and explanations.
Buy the paperback version Jan 22, 2010
It helps me in many areas on my new home design. Buy a paperback version if you're serious about using to its full potential.
Useful workbook Dec 2, 2009
At first I thought the book was a little heavy on the blank forms and checklists, but she covers the basics, and there are a number of useful illustrations that teach you what you need to know about what a house is made up of. Plus a glossary, architect's symbols that help you decipher your house's blueprints, measurement basics (very helpful), mistakes to avoid, and more. The forms and checklists require work, but they can prevent you from making some serious mistakes. (I'd advise looking at more than one house book, btw. I had a number of them--most of which I have since culled, but I still have a few to refer to.) I would also advise you to keep this book for your records. I bought house record books--The Home Owner's Journal: What I Did & When I Did It and The Home Owner's Diary: What Was Done and When We Did It. (For two different homes we built; these books became very cluttered with additional work and notes.) You will find these records essential in the future.
For any prospective home owner - especially owner-builders Apr 27, 2009
This book is an excellent collection of very helpful design advice and checklists to design or remodel every room of your home. It focuses on "what you need to know" and "what you need to consider" for every phase of design or remodeling. It is to-the-point, with few wasted words. The checklists help you quick identify where you need to learn or do more without plowing through a dozen books on any one particular subject. Many checklists by room, type of space and situation. Interview guides for builders, architects, designers. Helpful tips and gottchas to avoid. You will find it can help you plan, organize and clarify your thinking, plus organize the mountains of information you find when you plan to build or perform a large remodel.
A 'Dream' book! Apr 21, 2009
This book is incredible! A MUST HAVE for anyone thinking of building a home. It has suggestions I would have never thought of on my own.