Mike Holmes is a genuine phenomenon, a veteran professional contractorwith a mission to turn every botched renovation into a shining exampleof master craftsmanship. More than 1 million viewers watch Holmes onHomes every week on HGTV, BBC Canada and the Life Network. Thousandsmore visit Mike’s website, pleading for his restorative magic on theirown renos gone wrong. And every personal appearance brings more legionsof fans, all drawn by his rugged charm and tell-it-like-it-is demeanour. NowMike has taken his professional expertise and no-nonsense style and turnedit into the guide no homeowner should be without.
Make It Right walks readers through a renovation, right from thestart, explaining:
• how to find a reliable contractorwho will do it right the first time
• questions to ask and answers
• what you should know about thelegalities of renovation, includingbuilding codes
• what a building inspector cando for you
Mike then demystifies the language of renovation, explaining the inner workingsof a house, including building materials, heating, cooling, plumbingand wiring systems, and new materials and techniques that will deliver abetter long-term return on renovation dollars.
Mike Holmes covers the most popular projects, describing the uniquechallenges of each one and the most common pitfalls to watch for in renovatingkitchens, bathrooms, basements and additions. Packed with informativesidebars, checklists, diagrams and photographs, all showing what to lookfor in workmanship, what to expect from contractors and tradespeople,and how to keep every reno running on time and on budget, Make It Right isthe best insurance policy for a renovation going right.
"This book will be the most important tool laypeople use to navigate through the confusion of a renovation?Canada's famous handyman writes a book that doesn't just show us the homes we desire, he tells us how to achieve our own successes. Thanks to this thoughtful, well-written book we all have a chance at achieving the home we want." (Toronto Star)