This book was written to help homeowners create the home they want instead of going out and purchasing a new, even more expensive home. As the title of the book implies, the philosophy behind it is about working with what you have instead of going elsewhere.
This is especially relevant in light of the last few years when being able to move to a more expensive housing option was not necessarily the wisest financial decision of most people. Smartly remodeling a home can be done for a far lower cost than the price of a new home.
Of course, attempting drastic remodeling is not the kind of thing that should be done without careful consideration of what the homeowner wants and what they are working with. This is where Staying Put attempts to help by providing the homeowner with advice on what is possible and how to accomplish it. The book is written by Duo Dickinson, an architect with some 30 years experience in the trade.