Making Room: Finding Space in Unexpected Places

Making Room: Finding Space in Unexpected Places

by Wendy Jordan
     
 

Most homeowners long for more space as well as space that better fits their needs. But building an addition is expensive, time-consuming, and disruptive to the household. What homeowners don't realize is that just about every house has room to spare, much of it unrecognized. Making Room showcases creative ideas for areas that are underused or taken for granted—

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Overview

Most homeowners long for more space as well as space that better fits their needs. But building an addition is expensive, time-consuming, and disruptive to the household. What homeowners don't realize is that just about every house has room to spare, much of it unrecognized. Making Room showcases creative ideas for areas that are underused or taken for granted—a broom closet, an empty wall, window bays, and corner nooks.
Making Room focuses entirely on creating new spaces within the existing footprint of the home, and explores commonly overlooked spaces and scores of clever ideas for putting those spaces to use. More than 100 creative ideas highlight transformations that are small in scale but big in impact, such as a bathroom closest converted to a shower, drawers incorporated into a staircase, a bookcase built into the base of a staircase, and a computer niche tucked into a hallway. Making Room also provides practical design advice that inspires homeowners to adapt the ideas to any room in their home.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561588022
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/09/2007
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.39(d)

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Meet the Author

Wendy A. Jordan a former vice president of Hanley-Wood and founding editor of Remodeling magazine, Jordan runs her own editorial business in Washington, D.C.,and serves as senior contributing editor of Professional Remodeler magazine. Her remodeling journalism has garnered many awards, including four Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Awards, two Neal Award Certificates, and a special Editorial Excellence Award from the chairman of the NAHB Remodelors' Council.

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