Sarasota, FL, March 21, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- In 2011 Vivien Kalvaria, put the last brush stroke of paint on her house after an extensive remodel. But this was no ordinary remodel. The entire 4300 square foot house, from the foundation to the ceiling was built leveraging the bottomless resources of the internet for all the building and home improvement products. From kitchen cabinets to wood flooring and plumbing fixtures, from doors to crown molding and window blinds, products were purchased online at a fraction of the cost had she bought from a brick and mortar store. The house created quite a stir, and locals called it "the house the internet built." When local media asked to interview her and take photos of the house, it galvanized her to write about her experience, describing the process and providing websites for every imaginable home improvement product.
Vivien Kalvaria announced today the release of iBuilt: The House the Internet Built, published by Outskirts Press.
In this era of cost consciousness, home remodeler, Vivien was looking for a more cost effective, convenient way to purchase building products.
The game changer came with the technology revolution.
When she discovered the limitless online options for home improvement products, she went from traditional to digital saving thousands of dollars.
As indispensable as a hammer and nails, this book is invaluable for anyone building or remodeling a house. In addition to a comprehensive catalog of 300 home improvement websites, iBuilt: The House The Internet Built, provides essential information for safe on-line shopping plus a guide to the benefits of "social shopping." Point-and-click your way to extraordinary bargains and unique products using the websites cataloged in this book. What’s more, every now and then you’ll come across nuggets of helpful advice and information that will enrich your remodeling experience.
About the author
Vivien Kalvaria was born and raised in Zimbabwe. After an interlude as a television director of a weekend news segment, and upon immigrating with her family of five, she began her second career: fixing old houses.
To see the finished house, visit: www.facebook.com/thehousetheinternetbuilt
For more information or to contact the author, visit: www.outskirtspress.com/iBuilt.
For a brief overview of the process watch the The House The Internet Built youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTkxubZb_yU
iBuilt: The House The Internet Built is available online in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.
Format: 6 x 9 paperback white ISBN: 978-1-4327-7088-4 SRP: $13.95
Genre: House and home/building and remodeling/do-it-yourself/design and construction
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