Home by Design: Transforming Your House into Home

Home by Design: Transforming Your House into Home


By (author) Sarah Susanka

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  • Publisher: Taunton Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 250 pages
  • Dimensions: 231mm x 292mm x 13mm | 1,474g
  • Publication date: 5 August 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Connecticut
  • ISBN 10: 1561586188
  • ISBN 13: 9781561586189
  • Illustrations note: 42 illustrations, 520 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 570,304

Product description

In this groundbreaking book, Sarah Susanka looks at the key design concepts behind all well-designed homes. With these essential ideas, she allows all homeowners to transform a house from mere shelter into a comfortable home filled with character and beauty. The author presents 27 key concepts that can be applied to any home - no matter what the style or size. Using 30 best-designed ideal homes, she brings these concepts to life with 150 specific and inspirational examples - from something as simple as placing a rug under a table to defining one room from another with a framed archway or opening. - Space - Entrances - Sequences - Ceiling Heights - Interior Views - Layering - Changes in Level - Public to Private - Enclosure - Light - Reflecting Surfaces - Window Positioning - Views - Order - Pattern - Alignments - Points of Focus - Expressed Structure -

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"Think a bigger house would make everything perfect? Don't bet on it. Sarah Susanka's re-arranging and re-imagining strategies are brilliant, simple and beautiful" (Reader's Digest)"