Blueprint Small

Blueprint Small

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When it comes to deciding on the size of a home or living space, one question must be asked: How much space is enough? Americans often relate "enough" space to dimensions, rather than to how a space will really be enjoyed. In Blueprint Small, Michelle Kodis examines small spaces (each 1500 square feet or less) from a wide spectrum of locations, budgets, and individual styles-each chosen because they illustrate that scaling back in size doesn't have to mean scaling back in comfort, spaciousness, or beauty.

From a sleek urban apartment to a funky mountain home to a renovated beach house, Blueprint Small reveals how smaller homes invite rather than overwhelm, comfort rather than alienate. The projects offered here represent a variety of functions, locations and environments, combining the technical aspects of building and using small spaces with the stories of the people who live in them. Blueprint Small invites you to explore inspiring and imaginative ways to inhabit smaller spaces, and still live large.

Michelle Kodis is a freelance writer and editor based in Telluride, Colorado. She is the author of Love Scents and The Telluride Cookbook; she has also written for The San Francisco Examiner, The Oregonian, and Backpacker magazine.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 205.74 x 208.28 x 22.86mm | 793.78g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • 150 colour photographs
  • 1586851756
  • 9781586851750

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A smartly designed volume, thick with striking photos of cozy quarters, Blueprint Small walks readers through the homes visually while telling the stories behind them. Extensive design plans are included, along with details on the architects and designers responsible.--Jay Dedrick"Rocky Mountain News" (07/05/2003)
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Small can be beautiful--and the proof is in the spectrum of thoughtfully designed, scaled-back spaces featured in these pages. From a sleek city apartment to a funky mountain home, the structures in Blueprint Small are inspiring and workable examples of functionality, artistry, and innovative techniques for enhancing even the most minimal floor plans.

Blueprint Small is an easy-to-navigate blueprint for architecturally distinct small spaces that appear far more spacious than their square footage would indicate. With spectacular color photographs, accompanied by stories about the buildings and the people behind their creation, Blueprint Small is a how-to book that points the way toward a fresh way of living and offers practical, real-life solutions for anyone interested in building or renovating a small home, office, or retreat space, whether it is 240 or 2,400 square feet.
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34 ratings
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4 26% (9)
3 38% (13)
2 24% (8)
1 3% (1)
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