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How to live in small spaces

Author: Terence Conran
Publisher: London : Conran Octopus, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updated edView all editions and formats
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Terence Conran demonstrates that a little really is enough and that basic design principles can maximise the smallest living space to result in stylish and functional homes.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terence Conran
ISBN: 9781840916140 1840916141
OCLC Number: 796279921
Notes: Previous edition: 2006.
Includes index.
Description: 1 volume : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION PART 1 MAKING THE MOST OF SMALL SPACES DESIGN & PLANNING Living in small spaces; Levels of change; Looking for potential; Storage; How to get rid of things; Planning fitted storage; Customizing fitted storage; Scale & proportion; Architectural detail; Minimizing architectural detail; Fireplaces and stoves; Openings; Screens and partitions; Open-plan layouts; Volume; Top lighting; Stairs, halls & landings; Simplifying routes; Space-saving stairs; Making use of circulation space. DECORATION & FURNISHING Colour, texture & pattern; Creating a decorative scheme; Using colour; Space-enhancing colour; Textural contrast; Bold statements; Decorating practicalities; Lighting; Assessing your needs; Types of lighting; Lighting schemes for small spaces; Choosing light fittings; Choosing light sources; Natural light; Furnishing small spaces; Fold-down furniture and equipment; Space-saving beds; Minimizing the impact of furniture; Basic kit; Details. BRANCHING OUT Getting the work done; Planning permission and legalities; Hiring professionals; Managing the work sequence; Converting lofts; Permissions and regulations; Structural issues; Access; Fitting out; Converting basements; Extending downwards; Structural issues and building work; Natural light; Potential uses; Cost-effectiveness; Extensions; Assessing your needs; Siting; Permissions; Building work; Style and character; Sheds & outbuildings; Working retreats; Converting an existing shed; Prefab solutions; Converted outbuildings. PART 2 SMALL SPACE SPECIFICS AREA BY AREA Multipurpose spaces & studios; Basic strategies; Designing the layout; Mezzanines; Living areas; Home media solutions; Concealed storage; Dividers and partitions; Surfaces and finishes; Kitchens & eating areas; Keep it simple; Designing the layout; Space-saving and space-enhancing ideas; Eating areas; Bedrooms; Creating a tranquil retreat; Sleeping platforms; Sleeping pods; Clothes storage; Dressing areas; Children's rooms; Flexible storage; Bathrooms; Designing the layout; Wet rooms; Space-enhancing ideas; Home office; Siting; Live-work; Small gardens; Assessing your outdoor space; Planning and layout; Design principles; Views, vistas and focal points; Connecting home and garden; Front gardens; Container gardening; Roof gardens; Second homes & weekend retreats; Choosing a location; Expressing a sense of place; Practicalities. CASE STUDIES Case study 1 - 3773 studio project, Los Angeles, CA, USA: Home studio; Case study 2 - Live-work maisonette, London, UK: Working from home; Case study 3 - Split-level apartment, Paris, France: White light; Case study 4 - One-bed apartment, New York, NY, USA:A place for everything; Case study 5 - Family house, London, UK: Drawing down the light; Case study 6 - Engawa House, Tokyo, Japan: Bringing the outside in. SUPPLIERS INDEX ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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