The Resourceful Renovator Author:Jennifer Corson This lavish compendium of design ideas for the home owner is the work of seasoned home designer and specialist in ecological building, Jennifer Corson, who combines ecological sensitivity with a diehard frugality and a flare for style. From moving entire houses to salvaging a surprising range of materials, this book will inspire you to push the... more » limits of creativity. You'll never think of that old door or window frame the same way again.
As "The Resourceful Renovater," Jennifer introduces the primary categories of building materials (wood, glass, stone, ceramics, metal, and brick) and highlights the environmental impact of each during its life cycle, from extraction to disposal. She then takes the reader one step further into the process and shows how to avoid the pitfalls of "cheap chic." By imaginatively and creatively reusing materials, a resourceful renovator saves energy, saves money, and creates space that is uniquely beautiful.« less