Invest in Your Nest (Paperback)

Add Style, Comfort, and Value to Your Home

By Barbara Kavovit

Rodale Books, 9781594861512, 256pp.

Publication Date: June 27, 2006

List Price: 19.95*
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Part do-it-yourself handbook, part investment guide, and part self-help manual, Invest in Your Nest is a unique approach to home improvement that speaks directly to the growing number of women who are investing in real estate.

From Barbara K.—widely recognized as today's home repairs expert for women—comes an empowering book that is the first to explore the various ways women can add both beauty and comfort to their homes and increase property value. Now this hugely successful entrepreneur shares her own experiences—as a professional contractor and a single woman—buying, renovating, building, and selling homes. Room by room, she examines the value to both homeowner and potential buyer of a variety of home improvement projects, whether they are Do-It-Yourself (installing decorative molding) or Call-in-the-Pros (what you should know before calling the contractor). With this book's practical advice, women will gain the confidence and the ability to get the most from their homes—whether they plan to stay put or sell.

About the Author

BARBARA KAVOVIT (a.k.a. Barbara K!) is a young single mom and CEO of Barbara K!, a comprehensive lifestyle brand that offers solutions for women through innovative home enhancement/repair and automotive products. She has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, USA Today, Real Simple, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among others, and appears frequently on television. She lives in New York City.