Soft covered book titled THIS OLD HOUSE Restoring, Rehabilitating, & Renovating an Older House by Bob Vila with Jane Davison, 1980, 270 pages.
This book is a comprehensive guide for homeowners and first-time buyers who want solid advice on how to understand, plan, and manage a major overhaul of their older house, or any of its rooms, using both professional help and their own time and effort. He cheerfully steers the uninitiated through the entire rehabilitation process, using as his object lesson a 100 year old Massachusetts house transformed during thirteen weeks of programming from a tired old wreck into a functionally modern Victorian beauty. Along the way he covers everything practical, tactical and financial, from appraisal and budgeting to planning and designing, as well as contracting with architects and carpenters, electricians and plumbers.
Vila stops to point out possible rehabbing disasters lurking in the woodwork, and answers hundreds of crucial questions every first timer must confront, on subjects ranging from floors and ceiling to walls and windows and proper work sequences. There are practical tips on time and money, settling disputes, making sure you get what you pay for, and coping when things go wrong.
The topics include:
This book is in VG condition, pages clean and intact, and the binding is tight. An inscription to a previous owner inside the front cover. Don't miss the opportunity to add it to your home library!