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Adding Character with Architectural Details (Better Homes and Gardens)Total Hits - 3729  |  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 - 3540  |  Hits Today - 1 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 - 3002  |  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 - 1239  |  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 - 1145  |  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 - 1111  |  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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House Framing: Plan, Design, BuildTotal Hits - 1103  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (17)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
House Framing: Plan, Design, Build leads homeowners through the steps of building a structure by means of platform framing, the most popular style of framing in use today. Beginning with background information, the book provides readers with everything they need to know about building, including structural loads and how they interact, sizing lumber, working with tools, and reading blueprints. The book then takes the reader through the framing process-from foundations to floor framing, wall framing, roof framing, sheathing, and more. This expanded and revised edition ends with three project chapters: building stairs, finishing a basement with steel studs, and framing a bay window. Each chapter covers both construction and design information.
ISBN: 1580112358   Date Published on 6/1/2005
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Rooms for Living: 126 Home Plans With Fabulous Great Rooms, Kitchens and Master SuitesTotal Hits - 1085  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   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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Victorian Houses and their Details Total Hits - 1020  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (5)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Pattern books played a vital role in the dissemination of taste between architect, builder and client in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. By focusing on the contribution of the pattern book to the architecture of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, the various trends of the time are documented.The types of publications and other sources of taste available at different points over this period reflected social and economic factors, such as the changing demand or changes in organisation of manufacturing and retail.
ISBN: 0750648481   Date Published on 1/23/2002
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William Morris and Red House: A Collaboration Between Architect and OwnerTotal Hits - 998  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (19)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
A lavish record of an extraordinary collaboration between designer and architect—and the catalyst for the William Morris style.

Red House occupies a singular place in British architectural history: it was the first and only house that was built for designer William Morris, and it was the first independent architectural commission for his friend, Philip Webb. The challenge of furnishing the house inspired Morris and his Pre-Raphaelite friends to found the design firm of Morris & Co., which was the flagship for what was to become the Arts & Crafts movement. Red House captured Morris’ heart. He was only 25 when, in 1858, he married Jane Burden, whose beauty was the inspiration for much of Pre-Raphaelite art. With his young wife, he planned to produce a vision of "earthly paradise" at Red House; however, the idyll was found to be impractical, and Morris left after five years. Because of its illustrious first owner, Red House was never forgotten, and a succession of tenants kept Morris’ spirit alive in the house; in 2003, Red House was acquired for the National Trust. This handsome volume provides both the story of Red House and a "virtual tour" that enables the reader to see how this splendid house looked and functioned when it was inhabited by the celebrated designer.

ISBN: 1905400012   Date Published on 4/1/2006

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