Homeowners can save 20 to 30 percent of the cost of a major remodeling project by taking control of their project and acting as the general contractor. That means reducing the overall cost of a project or using the money to upgrade materials. "Manage Your Remodel and Save" provides homeowners with first-hand information on how to be the general contractor on a large-scale remodeling project. Written by a homeowner who took the lead position of her whole-house renovation, the book details the numerous tasks and rewards of cutting out the middleman and acting as the project manager. The book covers working with architects, getting the best prices on materials, and hiring and supervising subcontractors. "Manage Your Remodel and Save" empowers homeowners to be the boss and get pro results and maximum savings.