As we’re thinking about renovation, design and decor, we’re perusing a lot of books. We don’t have time for full reports on all of them, but we’re trying to share at least one stand-out idea per book. This week, we’re looking at the Legal Guide to Home Renovation: Everything you need to know about the law, insurance, permits and contracts.
This American Bar Association publication is chock full gems for newbie renovators like us. I thought it would be all legalese boring, yada yada yada, but no, it’s really great. Chapters cover planning, finding a contractor, acting as your own contractor, securing permits, writing contracts and resolving disputes.
This book is a recommended read for those are are planning to go where they’ve never gone before, renovation-wise.