Bigger doesn t always mean better Especially when it comes to your mortgage payment Unfortunately the recent real estate crisis taught us that important lesson Cabins Cottages and Other Small Spaces will inspire you to think smaller and smarter Think small With each turn of the page you ll be captivated by gorgeous photographs of inspiring, exciting small spaces In this collection from Fine Homebuilding magazine, the featured authors focus on homes both new and remodeled, urban and rural, traditional and modern, and even a few truly quirky spaces like A Garden Cottage for Low Impact LivingWatch Island RetreatDo it Yourself RetreatA Cottage Fit for a HobbitA New Floor Plan Saves an Old HouseCarriage House ComebackA Better House Not a Bigger Oneplus other small structures like Stylish Sheds, Studio, Storage and More Smaller Smarter Smaller homes can serve all the purposes of a much larger home, you simply need careful planning and smart strategies Since smaller homes are becoming popular due to economic factors, smaller family sizes, tighter building lots, and the desire to use fewer natural resources builders and designers are getting creative and employing all their best tricks to help homeowners get the most out of their tight spaces Small in structure Big in style The petite, stylish homes featured throughout Cabins Cottages are as big as they need to be and perfectly fit the lifestyles and aspirations of their homeowners Get inspired and enjoy all design styles and construction types showcased here in hundreds of beautiful photographs All of the contributing authors are seasoned professionals whose articles have appeared in Fine Homebuilding magazine With a circulation of than 200,000, the magazine has been providing information and inspiration to everyone who cares about quality home improvement and construction From the very first issue in 1981, Fine Homebuilding established itself as the best source of home improvement information, helping readers build projects better, faster and efficiently....
|Title||:||Cabins & Cottages and Other Small Spaces|
|Publisher||:||Taunton Press September 30, 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||192 pages|
|File Size||:||676 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Cabins & Cottages and Other Small Spaces Reviews
I love cottages, and was hoping that this book would be a helpful guide to different styles and building/remodeling techniques I could use in finding/building my next home. Instead, it is a collection of puff pieces - mercifully only a few short pages each - profiling remodels and new builds in no depth whatsoever. Clearly a collection of magazine articles that allow the architects to say, "I did that!" If I were in a generous mood, I'd say there are a couple of little tips about how to make the most out of a small space, but none of those tips make the book worth purchasing. I really want to return this (and if you knew what a book nut I am, you'd realize what that says about this book), but "this book sucks" is not a return option apparently.
... but not quite what I was looking for. It's less about using space efficiently and more about people showing off overly expensive and modish houses, many of which I wouldn't consider small at all.
I love the ideas in this book and the detailed photos. Several (but not all, unfortunately) of the houses include the cost of construction, which is very helpful. Whether you are looking for ideas when remodeling your existing home or looking to build new, there are lots of ideas here that can be adapted to one's one home.
If you're interested in cabins and cottages then this is just a wonderful browsing book!!
A good book with useful ideas and illustrations.
Nice, Nice, Nice!
Detailed nice book.