500 Cottages Douglas Keister Few things do more to set a homes character than its scale. And in the cottage, people have for hundreds of years found a home that is inviting, without being ostentatious, modest without a feeling of confinement. Doug Keisters photography brings to life 500 cottages, organized by style, including English, storybook, bungalettes, Victorian, and Spanish-influenced casitas.
Basement Ideas That Work: Creative Design Solutions for Your Home Peter Jeswald How do you turn your basement into the place to be? You transform it from a cramped, musty space to terrific rooms your family members will want to be in. No more dreaded trips to put in a load of laundry in a dark, dank locale or retrieve something from gloomy, cavernous storage. Instead, you'll enter a warm, welcome family room, a cozy home office, or a slick gym.
For the motivation to pull these basement renovations off, look to Basement Ideas That Work. Filled with practical and budget-friendly advice, Basement Ideas That Work not only helps you to get more enjoyment from your home, but increases its value in a single leap - a finished basement reportedly earns an average of 90% of its remodeling cost back at resale.
The most extensive basement design book ever!
- Part of the Ideas That Work series from The Taunton Press
- Invaluable whether your basement rehab plans are grand or modest
- Covers every aspect of turning your basement into prime living space... The Ups and Downs of Stairs, Adding Windows, Waterproofing, more
- Covers every aspect of transforming your basement into your dream place! Home theater and entertainment center, play area, craft and hobby retreat, secluded study, personal gym, laundry room you'll love, more
- 20 amazing case studies, 250 full-color photos (Be inspired by incredible ugly-duckling-into-sensational-swan success stories)
- The latest exciting options in flooring, lighting, sound proofing, electronic equipment
- Savvy solutions for a basement's special problems - moisture, heating, plumbing, dealing with immovable obstructions
Don't let another day go by without exploring the possibilities awaiting you "downstairs"...send for Basement Ideas That Work!
Creating the Inspired House: John Connell Where we choose to settle, what we build, and how our homes feel inside and out are all expressions of who we are. The best houses are about people, and Creating the Inspired House chronicles the stories of memorable characters immersed in the search for a place they can call home.
With over 300 color photographs, this book takes readers on a cross-country tour of over 20 inspired homes - large and small, new and remodeled - with the very homeowners, architects, and builders who collaborated on their creation. Each of the houses is shaped by the owners personal passions, and its those passions that breathe life into the design of their homes, creating an inspired house.
The inspirations for these houses are as varied as the people who live in them, and the stories are as enthralling as gossip. In this collection of fascinating stories, readers will find the encouragement to believe and act on their own personal dreams... and build accordingly.
Inside the Not So Big House Sarah Susanka Americas favorite home architect Sarah Susanka takes an up-close look at the well-crafted details that can be used to personalize any home, whether new or remodeled. Susanka illustrates these built-in elements with inspiring examples from 24 homes across America and shows how paying attention to the details brings an otherwise ordinary home to life.
Mosaics Candace Bahouth Mosaics offer a medium to experiment with a wide variety of materials and to create imaginative color schemes. The authors, Kaffe Fassett and Candace Bahouth, are accomplished designers known especially for dramatic color combinations, and for their first collaboratioin they have chosen the rich subject of mosaics - presenting a collection of creative projects for interiors and exteriors.
This book offers plenty of inspiration for those already interested in this increasingly popular craft, as well as solid information for the beginner. The mosaic projects in this book can bring life to your home and garden. You'll find both simple and ambitious ideas here, and the many contemporary materials used here include broken crockery, tiles and mirrors, shells, pebbles, beads, gold-leafed and covered glass, unglazed ceramic and objets trouvs.
You'll get full design guidelines for each project, and a special chapter that gives directions for making the mosaics and working with the various types of material that appear in the designs. You get all the information you need to transform your interiors and exteriors with these colorful, irresistible mosaics.
Updating Classic America: Capes. Design Ideas for Renovating, Remodeling, and Building New Jane Gitlin Cape Cod homes have been a part of the American landscape since the days of early settlers. Now, Capes and their neighborhoods are enjoying a renaissance, as a new generation of homeowners discovers the joys of this straightforward style that combines a characteristic Yankee practicality with a timeless aesthetic.
Capes is filled with design ideas and inspirations for renovating, remodeling, and building this classic American house type. From modest remodels to major overhauls to building new, Capes offers innovative and tasteful design solutions for a variety of budgets. Featuring over 20 homes selected by architect Jane Gitlin, Capes is a unique combination of outstanding designs and proven ideas for updating the classic Cape style.
Capes is the third book in Taunton's Updating Classic America series.