What are some resources for info on home improvements?

If you’re getting ready to embark on a home improvement project involving contracting help, “Ready, Set, Build: A Consumer’s Guide to Home Improvement Planning Contracts” lays out a road map for selecting the right contractor, obtaining competitive bids up to what to include in a contract. There also is information on consumer rights, liens and financing.

The book is available for $9.95 through Consumer Press and Women’s Publications, Inc., 13326 Southwest 28th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33330-1102; (954) 370-9153, bookguest@aol.com.

  • Remodeling magazine’s annual “Cost vs. Value Report”, available for a nominal fee from the magazine; call (717) 399-1900, ext. 146 or visit Online Store to order.