Compact Houses: 50 Creative Floor Plans for Well-Designed Small Homes

Compact Houses: 50 Creative Floor Plans for Well-Designed Small Homes

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by Gerald Rowan
     
 

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DREAM BIG, BUILD SMALL

Imagine a home that contains everything you need in no more than 1400 square feet. Thoughtfully designed for maximum comfort and efficiency, Gerald Rowan's floor plans offer innovative options for building or retrofitting an affordable home that is easy to maintain and environmentally friendly.

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DREAM BIG, BUILD SMALL

Imagine a home that contains everything you need in no more than 1400 square feet. Thoughtfully designed for maximum comfort and efficiency, Gerald Rowan's floor plans offer innovative options for building or retrofitting an affordable home that is easy to maintain and environmentally friendly.

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From the Publisher
“Whether building a new home or renovating an existing one, homeowners looking to downsize will find plenty of ideas here.”

Library Journal
09/01/2013
Rowan (Compact Cabins: Simple Living in 1000 Square Feet or Less) has renovated more than 60 small dwellings. Here, he shares his experience and offers advice for homeowners interested in constructing or remodeling small houses. There are 50 floor plans shown for buildings ranging from 800 to 1400 square feet, with another six floor plans that showcase energy-efficient and sustainable homes. In addition, Rowan presents before and after floor plans for residences that have been renovated. He is quick to point out that readers will need expert assistance from architects or contractors in order to see the results of these designs. Rowan also supplies a wealth of information on design for kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, basements, storage needs, and landscaping, once again highlighting energy-efficiency and sustainability. VERDICT Whether building a new home or renovating an existing one, homeowners looking to downsize will find plenty of ideas here.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612121024
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
316,817
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

Kristen Eaton
“Compact Houses is packed full of designs for creative-yet-comfortable, efficient-yet-indulgent houses of 1400 square feet or less. My favorite thing about this book, though, is the section on creative ideas for making the best of space in any small home, like drawers or shelves built in under a staircase. This book is a great resource for folks who might not be ready for a micro home, but still want to simplify their lives and lighten their carbon footprint.”

tinyhouseblog.com Kent Griswold
"A great book with wonderful designs for smaller homes. Just the inspiration you need to find the right design for a small home for your future needs."

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