This book covers all the myths and realities of building and remodelling. The plus one tip, of course, is to not take on more than you are ready to do. Not everyone can handle the press, mess and inconvenience of remodelling, but you can help make the process run smoothly if you know what to expect.The features include: Budget and plan your next remodelling project and how to stick to it!; Should you be your own contractor? Know the pros and cons before you commit; Go green with environmentally friendly materials; Find out what's hot in home remodelling; Ready-to-use illustrated forms, checklists and contracts available online; and, Helpful resources included in every chapter. If you are ready to take the plunge, Bill Resch, a contractor and builder with over 20 years experience, helps you with everything from choosing a contractor, dealing with problems and managing fraud, licenses, lawyers, bonding, budgeting, buying and event the kids and the pets in the mess. Simple, concise and very specific, this is the book for everyone thinking about or in the middle of a remodelling project.