My Home, My Money Pit: Your Guide to Every Home Improvement Adventure

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9781599212876: My Home, My Money Pit: Your Guide to Every Home Improvement Adventure

“The Money Pit,” hosted by Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete, is a syndicated call-in radio program that airs every day in almost every North American market on 195 stations as well as on Sirius and XM Satellite Radio and the Discovery Radio Network. Home improvement is the nation’s fastest-growing industry, and Tom and Leslie are at the cutting edge of reaching home owners who need real information on how to get things done. Their straightforward and friendly style gives clear advice on home renovations and building, and now their first comprehensive book will become the instant standard for home owners everywhere.
 
This reference guide contains sections filled with sidebars and illustrations about every aspect of your home: flooring, painting, decorating, heat and air systems, kitchen renovation, bathrooms, media rooms, garages, basements, patios, gutters, and much, much more. The authors recommend that every home improvement project start with the homeowners getting real about three key things: what outcome they really want; what their abilities are to contribute to the project; and what their budget really is. Each chapter also helps readers assess which projects are worth the effort. The multiple appendices include a guide to what may need replacing depending on the age of your home; best return on investment for home projects; and the life expectancy of home components.

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THE MONEY PIT®, hosted by Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete, is a syndicated home improvement call-in radio program that airs every weekend all over North America on more than 200 stations, as well as on XM Satellite Radio. Tom and Leslie give homeowners like you real information on how to get things done the right way by alerting you to what you need to know before you start a project.
Room by room, Tom and Leslie share their extensive experience in home improvement, decorating, and remodeling in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, family spaces, basements, and laundry rooms. They tell you secrets about lowering your energy bills. They’ve got great ideas about curb appeal and making exterior maintenance easier. And they give the best counsel anywhere on home safety and security, insurance, and preparing your home for sale. Before you start your next project, get advice from Tom and Leslie.

About the Author:


Tom Kraeutler is a former professional home inspector who 12 years ago, founded THE MONEY PIT®, which has grown to become the largest home improvement radio program in America. He is the Home Improvement Editor for AOL as well as a regular how-to guru on cable and network television. Tom lives in New Jersey.
Leslie Segrete stars in the TLC and Discovery Channel hits, Trading Spaces and While You Were Out, and is also the lead designer for We Network’s The Ugliest House on the Block, as well as an editor at large of Country Home Magazine. Leslie lives in New York.

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