Preventing Dream Home Nightmares -- How to Save Sanity, Maintain Control, & Keep Romance Alive While Remodeling

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Tips on remodeling, geared towards women and couples.

The saying goes, "If you build it, they will come", but what they don't tell you, is that when you're talking about remodeling the people who come to build it will come, drive you crazy, turn your life upside down, potentially give you an ulcer, possibly bankrupt you, and in some dire cases, lead you straight to divorce court. Creating your dream home should be an exciting time in your life, but it can also be one of the most stressful.

Remodeling is hotter than ever - in some circles it's the new plastic surgery - everybody is doing it, everybody is talking about it, and they can't get enough of it. But for many people remodeling should come with a surgeon general's warning because it can be hazardous to your financial, emotional, and physical health. On average, Americans spend more than 250 billion dollars annually on home remodeling. From grand expansions to "fixer ups", home buyers are taking a hands-on interest in their property, and a growing percentage of them are women.

Home remodeling experts Laura Meyer and Robyn Roth have been there and back with their clients, their friends, and each other. Successful lawyers, Laura graduated from Fordham Law School and Robyn from the Harvard School of Law, they've combined their professional expertise with their hands-on home reno experience to write, REMODEL THIS! A Woman's Guide to Planning and Surviving the Madness of a Home Renovation. It is a book that is designed to educate, entertain, and empower women; putting them in the drivers seat, and teaching them how to hold their own in the mainly "man's world" of home renovation.

From hiring the right people for the job to keeping relationships intact, REMODEL THIS! is packed with checklists, indexes, and technical information to guide readers through the challenges of the renovation experience, offering valuable insider tips, sound legal advice, and entertaining "therapy" on a range of topics including:

  • A Simple Nip/Tuck or An Extreme Makeover? -- How Much Renovation Is Too Much?
  • The New Man in Your Life -- How to Choose the Right General Contractor
  • What to Expect When You're Renovating -- The Three Trimesters of Construction
  • Why Can't We All Just Get Along! -- Dealing with Decisions, Dramas, & Discord
  • Is Your Home Husband or Boyfriend Material? -- How Much Should You Invest?

More women than ever are on the forefront of the home renovation movement, single women purchasing their own homes, as well as married women left to deal and dicker day-to-day with builders and contractors. It can often be a daunting, demoralizing, and even a dangerous task for the uneducated or easily intimidated woman.

Whether you're in remodeling heaven or hell, REMODEL THIS! - full of insider tips and personal stories - teaches you how to make the best of the experience even better, and the worst of it survivable.

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