What is this book about? HOME IMPROVEMENTS ideas from an architect is brimming with design ideas and has Twelve Case Studies that celebrate high-quality alterations and additions for houses and apartments. You will see how to get things built, and a Skills Workshop will make you feel more confident about getting involved. And at the back of this meditation on Home Improvement is an Action Plan that will get you thinking about your future design interventions – all supported by essential material in the form of architectural drawings and photographs.
Read this book, and you will see how to reshape your home and make your interiors crackle and pop to create the wow factor that you have always sought but need help to deliver. HOME IMPROVEMENTS ideas from an architect provides a fresh look at reworking your home. You will witness a series of small scale building projects that restore, reconfigure, overhaul and revamp houses and apartments – all using a high level of experimentation to create spaces full of panache and incisiveness.
Real-life case studies start with simple interventions, a flower box, doors and a storage cupboard – and progress to consider a bathroom design and walk-in wardrobe. And this interior and architectural approach to remodelling your home progress to consider more ambitious Home Improvements. These include a lounge refurbishment, external terrace, dining/kitchen design, loft conversion, studio space plus a single-storey extension and the design of a one-bedroom apartment. These creations will expand your knowledge and help to realise your ambitions.
Who is this book for? HOME IMPROVEMENTS ideas from an architect has been written for members of the general public seeking to improve their home and want to be inspired by new ideas. It has also been written to address the concerns of designers (in the broadest sense), builders, and students of architecture, interior and 3D design, building surveyors and architectural technicians. And here, it is tempting to think that those in the Building Industry will find Case Study 4 onwards of particular interest. But bear in mind that all the studies in this book have a design element and place visual quality high on the list of priorities.
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