By R. Dodge Woodson
This booklet is a homeowner’s perfect significant other for any kitchen home improvement venture. It’s an entire evaluate that covers making plans, estimating charges, deciding upon fabrics, hiring contractors and subcontractors, code concerns, HVAC matters, cupboards and counters, and the ultimate punch-list section, and owners get the advantage of the author’s 30 years of expertise as a building and transforming specialist. jam-packed with counsel and traps, illustrations, checklists, pattern kinds and contracts, this publication is a roadmap that publications owners during the kitchen home improvement technique.
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