The Effect of the War on the Housing Problem in the United States

The Effect of the War on the Housing Problem in the United States

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... all the space available is essential, since waste space and poor arrangement meand the waste of much human energy, as well as an economic loss. The number of rooms to be provided will depend upon the size of the workman's salary, and the size of the family to be housed. (See page 54 ). The three-room unit is the smallest which should be considered for a family. Four, five, six, or seven rooms may be needed-the fourroom or five-room is in greatest demand. A living room of some sort is essential. It should be so planned that it is used by the family, net as a parlor to be used only a few times each year, or as a bedroom. With the living room may be combined the dining room, or in very small houses living room, dining room, and kitchen may be combined in one. This is a plan frequently used in English cottages, where, however, there is always an additional workroom called a scullery or pantry. More frequently, however, in American houses, if the rooms must be combined, the kitchen and dining room are together. The use of the dining alcove is to be recommended in such cases. For a family of five people, not less than three bedrooms is recommended-one for the parents, one for male children and one for female children. Unless the room is large, not more than two persons should sleep in one room. A bathroom, is of course essential. Each bedroom should have a closet, and if possible there should be a separate linen closet. A cupboard in the bathroom may be provided for this purpose, however, in the very small house. A porch is desirable, but is not always possible especially in the multiple dwelling. The arrangement of rooms is of importance, not only because of the convenience of those living in the house, but for the sake of beauty as well....show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840704
  • 9781236840707