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Rooms for Living: 126 Home Plans With Fabulous Great Rooms, Kitchens and Master SuitesTotal Hits - 1097  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (17)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Rooms for Living is a valuable, exciting collection for anyone looking to create a home that they’d be happy to show off to friends - but even happier to live in.

Bring style and comfort to every room.

This gorgeous, full-color collection celebrates comfortable and functional living where it matters most – in great rooms, master suites, and kitchens.

Detailed renderings and floor plans showcase homes in a variety of styles, and blueprints are available for every home.

Readers will find expert advise to help them make the most of their living spaces, whether they’re building or remodeling.

With a wealth of bright, colorful photography, this is more than a home plan resource – it’s also a source of hundreds of inspiring ideas.

ISBN: 1931131295   Date Published on 8/1/2004
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Getaway Plans: 250 Home Plans for Cottages, Bungalows & CapesTotal Hits - 941  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (13)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
-Plan your escape while browsing 250 of the finest smaller home designs, each with complete blueprints available.

-Maximizing a small living space is a popular trend in home design whether it's a getaway spot or not.

-Learn how to create a comfortable atmosphere in a small space, with helpful tips and tours of beautiful homes.

-Discover design tips for a simpler lifestyle.

-Getaway Plans is a perfect volume for anyone looking to create their own relaxing place to escape life's pressures - whether it's a vacation home or primary residence!

ISBN: 1931131376   Date Published on 3/10/2005
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Small Homes: Design Ideas for Great American Houses Total Hits - 341  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Small homes are of particular interest to American homeowners searching for unique and affordable ways to live. From a dragonfly house to a Texas saddlebag house to a rustic country cottage, this book features small house designs for every taste and budget, most of them using less than 2,000 square feet of floor space. 180 color photos and 85 color illustrations add to this wonderful book of creative inspiration and expert advice for anyone considering a home remodel.
ISBN: 1561586544   Date Published on 6/1/2003
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Hillside Homes: 208 Sloping-Lot & Multi-Level Designs : 1000 to over 5,500 Square Feet Total Hits - 340  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
At times the most interesting building site is also the most challenging on which to build. Hillside Homes offers over 200 of the most beautiful ways to make the most of a challenging lot. Completely revised with hundreds of brand-new designs, this elegant book features a wide range of exterior styles that are sure to enhance your unique lot.
ISBN: 1881955621   Date Published on 10/1/1999
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Adding Character with Architectural Details (Better Homes and Gardens)Total Hits - 3737  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (16)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Homeowners get an overview of the elements of character and an understanding of how to add these elements to rooms in their homes.

Dozens of striking photographs offer ideas for irresistible charm, comfort, style, and visual pizzazz.

Room-by-room options add built-in character, including beds, window seats, bookcases, front-entry benches, mantels, and fireplaces.

Easy decorating and remodeling techniques aid whole-house transformations or smaller projects.

Examples and advice guide do-it-yourselfers and people working with an architect or builder.

ISBN: 0696222256   Date Published on 4/12/2005
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The Brand-New House Book: Everything You Need to Know About Planning, Designing, & Building Total Hits - 3552  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (11)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The Brand-New House Book: Everything You Need to Know About Planning, Designing, and Building a Custom, Semi-Custom, or Production-Built House
ISBN: 0609805835   Date Published on 7/17/2001
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Tips & Traps When Building Your Home Total Hits - 3005  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Leading real-estate author Robert Irwin provides home builders with valuable money-saving tips to building a home from the ground up in Tips & Traps When Building Your Home. Featuring a self-test to determine whether the reader is more suited to hiring it all out or doing some of it alone, this user-friendly guide outlines the perilous traps that often come with building your own home. Irwin helps readers determine whether or not to hire out the entire process or whether to act as the primary contractor. Once that is decided, Irwin then helps builders determine:

  • How building and contracting effects home-owners' insurance
  • Whether or not to hire an architect
  • If building plans need to be presented to the local zoning board
  • Contractors' and builders' adherence to electrical codes, sewage codes, and occupancy codes
ISBN: 007135686X   Date Published on 8/28/2000
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Mediterranean Inspiration: 125 Home Plans Inspired by Southern European StyleTotal Hits - 1248  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (23)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Mediterranean inspiration Bringing the allure of the sunkissed Mediterranean directly into readers hands, all 125 home plans are inspired by the traditional Southern European style.
ISBN: 1931131090   Date Published on 8/1/2004
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Victorian Gothic House Style: An Architectural and Interior Design Source Book for Home Owners Total Hits - 1156  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Discover how to recreate and restore authentic period architecture, furnishings and detailing in the Victorian Gothic style.

As Linda Osband demonstrates in this fact-filled volume, the Gothic Revival caught the fancy of many Victorians who sought refuge in supposedly simpler days. Picturesque castles and cathedrals with spiky towers, high-gabled roofs and medieval ornament provided just the escape needed from all the rigours and gritty reality of the industrial revolution.

A celebration of one of the most exuberant styles of the period, Victorian Gothic House Style provides the ideal source of inspiration and reference for anyone wishing to re- create or preserve Gothic houses and interiors with style and confidence, by combining specially commissioned photographs and extensive source material from contemporary catalogues with informative and practical text.

Accompanied by an historical appreciation of the period in architecture and interiors, as well as through its influential designers, there is practical information on re-creating the effect plus a comprehensive list of stockists and suppliers.

Linda Osband has edited many books on a wide range of non-fiction subjects and has complied an anthology of Victorian travellers. she is also the author of the successful Victorian House Style, also published by David & Charles. Linda lives in London.

ISBN: 0715314386   Date Published on 4/1/2003
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Victorian House Style: An Architectural and Interior Design Source Book Total Hits - 1123  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (3)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide to all aspects of Victorian design in and around the home, from major architectural features to the smaller details of interior decoration. This book is great inspiration for readers who wish to restore a Victorian house, or simply recreate the intimate splendor of the period. Taking into account the requirements of the modern-day home, this book offers both practical advice and inspiration which will enable readers to strike a balance between Victorian style and 20th-century living.
ISBN: 0715313193   Date Published on 2/1/2002

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