- Product # 071337
- Type Paperback
- ISBN 978-1-60085-364-7
- Published Date 2011
- Dimensions 7 x 9
- Pages 272
- Photos 250
- Drawings 50
"Staying Put is an indispensable manual with practical advice about all the little details you might otherwise overlook when tackling a remodeling project, such as dealing with trees, utilities and your local building department, and choosing a floor plan. Everything is laid out in clear language, and there are numerous photos showing examples of good and bad remodels.
Under Dickinson's tutelage, you'll go into a remodeling a project realistic, informed and in charge. Read this before a single nail is pounded."
–The Plain Dealer
"How many books do you know that can give you multiple and frequent full-throttle belly laughs while delivering basic and simple advice about how to make friends with, and even come to love, the house that until recently you’d imagined you’d be moving up from sometime in the not-too-distant future? Duo’s latest opus does just that. I loved every page of this fact-filled, practical book. It’s worth your time to read, even if you’re not planning to remodel any time soon. But my guess is that by the time you’re finished, you may be closer to a remodeling than you thought."
–Sarah Susanka, FAIA, architect and author of Not So Big Remodeling, and The Not So Big House series
"Could there be a more perfect book for this American moment? Figuring out how to hunker down happily--replacing unsustainable fantasies of shelter porn with long-term, real-life shelter love--is the new name of the game, and I know of no more expert, charming guide than Duo Dickinson."
–Kurt Andersen, host of public radio's Studio 360 and author of Heyday
"People used to fix up their houses mainly to impress potential buyers—whose standards, they figured, were higher. But nowadays nobody’s buying, so why not impress yourself? If you follow Duo Dickinson’s excellent advice, you’ll end up with a house you won’t want to leave even to go to the grocery store."
–David Owen, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability
Remodeling – moves you can make without moving. A new house isn’t always an option, but Staying Put offers hope by providing workable solutions for the house you do have. And it helps you avoid the costly pitfalls that come with renovating.
Innovative ideas that don’t break the bank. Architect-author Duo Dickinson believes in making a home as beautiful as possible – but doing it as cheaply as possible. Taking your cues from him, you’ll learn how to save money without sacrificing good design.
Change the things that make you crazy! Learn simple strategies for working with what you already have. Get more living space by opening up your floor plan. Stash your stuff in newly found storage spaces. Solve your biggest headaches with small but thoughtful makeovers. Now staying put doesn’t mean making do.
Your house can be your dream home – really! Staying Put offers so many ideas for upgrading homes for today’s lifestyle, you’re certain to find budget-wise solutions for improving your own home. Now you really can love where you live.
Order your copy today and stay put!
Architect Duo Dickinson truly knows the ins and outs of home remodeling. Recognized as a maverick within the profession, he’s spent 30 years trying to reform, Duo is a successful author of six books on residential design, including The House You Build. The New York Times captured his design philosophy as: “Design it small, make it as beautiful as possible, and practice every trick in the book to keep it as cheap as possible.”