for Adding On
or Remodeling by
Jerold L. Axelrod
71/2x91/2, 335 pages.
If renovation is your bread and butter,
you may have yearned for something
like a planbook. Oh sure, there
are plenty of "How To" books filled
with all the ins and outs of designing
and detailing. And plenty of TV programs,
including the popular This Old
House. But nothing like a planbook.
The idea of a renovation planbook
has always seemed impractical to me.
How could you systematically show
all the possible types of renovations,
linked up with all the possible types
of existing houses? The combinations
must be infinite. And yet, haven't you
done similar projects over and over?
Aren't there patterns in kitchen