NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General contractor Mike Holmes, star of the popular television programs Holmes on Homes and Holmes Inspection (ranked as the #1 and #2 shows on HGTV), is a major force in changing the way U.S. homeowners think about the building industry.
Now, bestselling author Holmes is sharing with Americans his essential guide for every homeowner: Make It Right: Inside Home Renovation.
Whether a homeowner is just considering a renovation or is already in the process, Holmes' Make It Right: Inside Home Renovation walks them through the entire process from start to finish. From finding a reliable contractor to explaining the inner workings of a house, Holmes covers the most popular renovation projects and describes the common pitfalls.
Above all, despite the popularity of "do-it-yourself renovations," Holmes says, "You shouldn't do it all by yourself. You might as well do your own brain operations. It's a disservice for DIY television shows and books to only show people how seemingly simple a renovation can be."
Holmes weighs in on the issues that homeowners need to understand, including topics such as the hazards of mold, red flags to watch for when hiring a contractor and how to implement green technology like geothermal heating.
Make It Right: Inside Home Renovation is packed full of information, including sidebars, checklists, diagrams and even a full glossary. "Mike's Tips" are located throughout, giving the reader advice straight from the expert's lips.
In Make It Right: Inside Home Renovation, Holmes shows readers what to expect from contractors and trades people, and how to keep every renovation running on time and on budget. The book also includes Holmes' recommendations on:
- Eight things that should be in your contract
- Ten things to remember about your bathroom, kitchen and basement renovations
- Mike's bi-annual maintenance check-list
- Types of insulation, siding, roofing and countertops
Make It Right: Inside Home Renovation is the must-have book for homeowners planning, executing or evaluating their home overhaul.
The book retails for $21.95 U.S. (Softcover, Time Home Entertainment Inc.) and is available online and at bookstores nationwide.
SOURCE Time Home Entertainment Inc.