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Introduction 000 Chapter 1: Money Matters 000 A Hard-Dollar Cost Approach 000 The Affordability Equation 000 Achieving Blueprint Democracy 000 Every House Can Be Built Better 000 Great Expectations 000 Chapter 2: Design 000 Building a Better Box 000 Using a Modular Planning Grid 000 Inner Space 000 Lot Basics 000 The Language of Affordability 000 Chapter 3: Foundations 000 Concrete Is the Traditional Choice 000 A Soils Test Is a Good Investment 000 Concrete: More than the Basics 000 Do You Really Need a Footing? 000 Consider Alternatives to Conventional Foundations 000 Slab-on-Grade Foundations Are Affordable 000 Sealing Foundation Walls 000 Chapter 4: Framing 000 Optimum Value Engineered Framing 000 Building Walls the New Way 000 Prefabrication Is the Future 000 Alternatives to Wood Walls 000 Floor Framing 000 Stairways 000 Girders, Beams, and Posts 000 Installing Subfloors 000 Engineered Floor Systems 000 Framing the Roof 000 Installing Framing Connectors 000 Chapter 5 : Plumbing: Less May Be Better 000 Smart Layout Cuts Costs 000 Rethinking Supply Lines 000 Choosing Drain, Waste, and Vent Lines 000 Saving with Stainless Gas Lines 000 Shopping for Fixtures 000 Chapter 6: Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning Take an Active Role in Planning 000 Selecting the Right Equipment 000 Sizing Equipment for the House 000 Planning the Network of Ducts 000 Fresh Air Is Important, Too 000 Chapter 7: Wiring and Light Fixtures 000 Fine-Tuning the Site Plan 000 Devising a Smart Floor Plan 000 Reducing Lights and Switches 000 Choose Wire Gauge Carefully 000 Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters 000 Consider Aluminum Wire 000 Recessed Fixtures Save Money 000 Chapter 8: Insulation 000 Making the Building Tight 000 Plug the Small Gaps, Too 000 The Airtight Drywall Approach 000 Choosing the Right Insulation 000 Chapter 9: Windows, Doors, Driveways, and Walks 000 Pitched Roofs Are Better 000 For Siding, No Maintenance Is Best 000 Economizing with Doors and Windows 000 For Walks and Driveways, Skip the Concrete 000 Chapter 10:Interior Finish 000 Design One Detail at a Time 000 Making the Most of Drywall 000 Choose Paint Carefully 000 Installing Interior Trim and Millwork 000 Saving in the Kitchen 000 Flooring Makes a First Impression 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
House construction -- Cost effectiveness.
Dwellings -- Remodeling -- Cost effectiveness.