Design Ideas for Home Storage / Edition 1

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Don’t manage the mess–banish it with Design Ideas for Home Storage. Here’s how to keep frequently used items nearby yet neat; archive important papers, photos, and family keepsakes; organize closets; manage clothing overflow; store seasonal items, such as sporting gear or holiday decorations; and make better use of freestanding and built-in furniture. Plus, learn how to discover additional storage nooks around the house. Ideal for anyone looking to reorganize, Design Ideas for Home Storage is an essential resource.
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Winner of the Publishers Marketing Association's Ben Franklin Awards.
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Home storage can be attractive and functional. Architect Petrowski (Dream Kitchen Planning) takes readers room by room to show appealing storage options. Unfortunately, text plays a minimal role in her book, which is overwhelmed by numerous photos showing off cabinets, shelving, and containers. While inspiring, these images depict perfection that verges on being unattainable. Petrowski attempts to instruct on organization and preservation, but there simply isn't enough content for the book to be useful. Neither do the illustrations always match the theme of the text. Lots of eye candy, but not a lot of help. For larger collections only. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580113014
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/2006
  • Series: Design Ideas
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,358,488
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

As a writer and editor with 20 years of experience in the home design and architecture field, Elaine Martin Petrowski has produced hundreds of newspaper, magazine, and online articles. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, USA Today, Architectural Record, Good Housekeeping, Home, House Beautiful, Popular Mechanics, Remodeling, Renovation Style, Today’s Homeowner, and Woman’s Day. Design Ideas for Home Storage is her third book.
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Table of Contents

Design Ideas for Home Storage

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1Day to Day 8• Start At the Heart• Plan a Pantry• Begin and End the Day• A Place for Everything

Chapter 2On Display 38• Storage as Decor• In the Right Light• Adaptive Reuse

Chapter 3Built-ins 58• Many Options• Increased Function• Architectural Detail• Oddly Shaped Spaces

Chapter 4Movable Pieces 90• Casegoods• Containers

Chapter 5Closets 114• His, Hers, and Ours• Walk-In Closets• Kids' Closets•Linen Closets• Design It Yourself

Chapter 6 Specialty 130• Work Hard• At Play

Chapter 7Long-Term 156• Keepsakes• Documents and Valuables• Basement and Attic• Seasonal

Chapter 8 Bonus Storage 178• Waste Not• Creative Thinking

Resource Guide 192

Glossary 198

Index 202

Photo Credits 206

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