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St. Martin's Griffin
St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312374747272 Pages
Barnes & Noble
The Ultimate Guide to Organize and Inspire You So You Can—Really!—Sit Back and Enjoy Your Second Home
The Second Home Book is the first of its kind – a conversational, comprehensive and convenient guide to setting up, operating and, most of all, enjoying a second home. It is cheerful and useful—funny, fact-filled, anecdotal – appealing to both those already ensconced in or encumbered with a 2nd residence as well as those imagining a future, fantastic home.
In The Second Home Book, you'll learn:
--how to furnish your second home on a shoestring (without relying on castoffs from your primary residence)
--how to run your second home efficiently from afar
--how to assemble a dream team of helpers (from handymen to cleaning help) and keep them motivated
--how to entertain (even other people's children) without exhausting yourself
--why you should avoid renovating your second home's kitchen
--how to handle bills, routine maintenance, and emergencies
--how to turn any house into your dream house
The Second Home Book is not about how to finance a second home—it's about absolutely everything else you need to know in one cheerful, easy-to-navigate volume.
For almost twenty years, through no fault of my own, I have frequently owned a second home.
A commuting marriage, a false belief that it would be enjoyable to have a vacation home in the same small town where I spent childhood...