Home: Investing in Design

Home: Investing in Design

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By (author) Howard Watson, By (author) David Littlefield

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 244mm x 18mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 24 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470516720
  • ISBN 13: 9780470516720
  • Sales rank: 725,156

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How to move up the property ladder without actually moving HOME: Investing in Design shows how any property can be transformed into a stunning home with the help of design professionals. It features 17 inspirational homes that have all been extended, converted or reorganised to create dramatic living spaces that suit the lifestyle and circumstances of their owners. Find out how the projects got started, where the design concepts came from, how the architects were briefed and drawings agreed, right through to what happened when the on-site work began. HOME: Investing in Design gives a real insight into the whole experience - the highs and the lows, the pitfalls and the planning issues. Whether you own a terraced house, a modern apartment, a Victorian villa or a country cottage, HOME: Investing in Design will give you the inspiration and practical advice you need to create a spectacular dream home that will enhance your lifestyle and add value to your investment. This eye-catching, lusciously illustrated book includes factual information, a glossary of terms and a directory of designers as well as answers to all of the questions first-time property developers need to ask: How much will it cost? How do you commission an architect? How long will it take? How much hassle will it be?

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"Make your house a home with the help of 17 case studies." (Grand Designs, February 2009) "...Littlefield's guide to transforming your space is here to help. With descriptions of 17 sensational extensions conversions and refurbishments" (Essential Kitchen Bathroom and Bedroom Magazine, January 2009) "A factual and well-illustrated book that shows how any property can be transformed into a stunning home." (Irish Examiner, November 15th 2008) "...inspirational...this shows how any property can be transformed with the help of professionals, giving insight into the whole experience." (Real Homes Magazine, March 2009) "This great book shows how you can move up the property ladder without actually moving." (Sunday Mail (Glasgow), March 22nd 2009)

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The essential guide to adding value to your homeInvesting in Design: HOME shows how any property can be transformed into a dream home with the help of design professionals. It features 17 stunning homes that have all been extended, converted or reorganised to create dramatic living spaces that suit the lifestyle and circumstances of their owners.Find out how the projects got started, where the design inspiration came from, how the architects were briefed and drawings agreed, right through to what happened when the on-site work began. Investing in Design: HOME gives a real insight into the whole experience - the highs and the lows, the pitfalls and the planning issues.Whether you own a terraced house, a modern apartment, a Victorian villa or a country cottage, Investing in Design: HOME will give you the inspiration and practical advice you need to create a spectacular dream home that will enhance your lifestyle and add value to your investment.This eye-catching, aspirational book includes factual information, a glossary of terms and a directory of designers as well as answers to all of the questions first-time property developers need to ask: - How much will it cost?- How do you commission an architect?- How long will it take?- How much hassle will it be?