Lofts are no longer the sole domains of urbanites. They are becoming increasingly popular, but they pose their own set of challenges. In this hands-on book, loft expert and host of HGTV's Lofty Ideas Katherine Stone shares her style, wisdom, and trade secrets so that you can create a beautiful, livable loft home or office.
Loft Design reveals how to transform spaces large and small into open, inviting, and practical areas for living comfortably and working well. From homes to offices to corporations, presented here is a range of innovative loft designs that achieve that intricate balance between practicality and aesthetic beauty.
Stone discusses some creative ideas that make these lofts spectacular with tips and techniques for everything from planning and ergonomic issues to decorating concerns. With Loft Design as your guide, you can turn your loft space into a one-of-a-kind space.
Date Published 3/1/2005
Rated By: hr
Comments: practical and inspiring katherine stone's book on loft design is one of my favorites. if you have an open loft type space and need help laying it out - this book is both extremely practical and as well as inspiring. katherine walks you through every choice you will face and gives you the pros and cons of each decision. this book is very oriented towards creating your own dream floor plan and to that end she gives you starting measurements for literally every possible room, appliance, closet etc. the book is very well organized and the pictures are great. i showed this book to my architect and he bought himself a copy. not a bad recommendation!