For the Love of Renovating

Tips, Tricks & Inspiration for Creating Your Dream Home

By Barry Bordelon (Author), Jordan Slocum (Author)


Pub Date 6/4/2024

ISBN 9781454949275

Format Hardcover



For the Love of Renovating

Tips, Tricks & Inspiration for Creating Your Dream Home

by Barry Bordelon, Jordan Slocum
For the Love of Renovating is the inspiring, game-changing book every fixer-upper needs, whether the project is budget remodeling or a full gut renovation.

Jordan and Barry—aka the Brownstone Boys—are the enthusiastic go-to renovation team for historic Brooklyn brownstones and other older homes that need a little TLC. In their debut book, they walk readers through the entire house renovation process, starting with things to consider before you’ve made an offer, followed by guidance on developing a design, a schedule, and budgeting; they end by giving a room-by-room tour that includes tips and inspiration for a successful renovation. The book also features a chapter on preserving and refurbishing historic details like wooden archways and crown moldings. Throughout the book, beautiful photos and Renovation Recipes give the ingredients and step-by-step instructions for turning the house you have into the house you'll love. 

Unlock the potential of your vintage home with this ultimate handbook for restoring historic houses. Whether you’re a new homeowner in search of DIY books to help plan home improvement projects, or are just looking for interior design books to inspire your dream home, For the Love of Renovating provides the perfect blend of gorgeous visuals and practical, hands-on advice.

  "For the Love of Renovating provides the perfect blend of gorgeous visuals and practical, hands-on advice."—Homes & Gardens

"The Brownstone Boys' new book will be your holy grail."—The Spruce

“An incredible resource for those looking to renovate a historic home, or really any space."— Real Simple

"Jordan and Barry have a deep respect and love for restoration. They truly know how to preserve the best details of a project, and you can see that beautifully displayed in the pages of this book."—Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Co-Founder and Co-Creator of Magnolia Network

"A rewarding manual ...  chock-full of useful rules of thumb ... the result is a comprehensive overview on revamping one’s home."—Publishers Weekly

"A comprehensive and highly enjoyable guide."—Library Journal


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Barry Bordelon and Jordan Slocum are designers, renovators, restorers, and founders of the blog and website the Brownstone Boys, a sought-after source of information for people renovating homes of any age, at any scale. In addition to working with private residential clients, Barry and Jordan have a regular column on Brownstoner, have been featured in The New York Times, HGTV, New York magazine, and Apartment Therapy, and have appeared as guests on Good Morning America and Chip and Joanna Gaines’s Point of View on the Magnolia Network. They live in Brooklyn, New York.

Title Details

Pages 288 pages, 150 color photos & 50 color illus.

Trim 8 x 10 x 0 Inches

Territories WENG

Category House & Home

Carton Quantity 10