Renovating and Restyling Older Homes
Step-by-step instructions for selecting, repairing, selling "fixer-uppers." Chapters on inspecting a structure for renovation potential precede sections on all manner of repair and remodeling, and no detail seems too small to escape notice.
An excellent chapter on recycling what the renovator cannot use and chapters on outbuildings and landscaping are especially rewarding. Dworin's enjoyable discussion of Victorian architecture (a catchphrase for many architectural styles) enables better understanding of his later discussions of Craftsman and Prairie-style homes.