Publisher: Fine Homebuilding
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One of the best ways to combat urban sprawl and save money is to recycle an old home. Often older homes seem inadequate because of lack of space or facilities (such as bathrooms, offices, utility rooms, etc.). In Adding to a House, designer/builder Philip Wenz gives you the benefit of his 20 years of building experience. He explains how to:
- Evaluate a house for its addition potential, in terms of its resale value and the condition of the structure and site.
- Design the addition for continuity with the existing house.
- Avoid costly mistakes that leave the house in worse shape than when the project began.
- Accurately estimate the cost of any type of addition.
- Ensure that the addition conforms to local building codes and zoning regulations.
- Make connections between the old and new foundations, framing and roofs.
Now all the essential information about residential additions can be found in one book. 263 pages, 1995