This revised and expanded edition of "The Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement" is a comprehensive reference for planning and completing major remodeling projects. With nearly 300 projects, this book is indispensable for DIYers who have moved beyond basic home repair and are ready to tackle projects that make a big difference in quality of life-and in their savings accounts. DIYers who tackle their own major remodeling projects achieve exactly the results they want, and can easily save thousands of dollars over the cost of hiring contractors to do the work. Studio photography and the most detailed step-by-step information available make this book unique among books on remodeling. New in this latest edition are major chapters on kitchen planning, bathroom planning, and working with contractors for jobs that are big enough to require some help. Readers will also appreciate the focus on new building materials, including laminate flooring, steel framing, PEX plumbing tubing, and glass blocks. A helpful reference appendix provides at-a-glance information essential for DIY remodelers.