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So long McMansions and rambling square footage…small homes are in! Easier to maintain and more affordable in hard economic times, small houses are gaining popularity in the housing market after nearly 60 years of trending up in size. Small Houses capitalizes on this shift with an all-new collection of small houses from Fine Homebuilding magazine. The featured writers, well-respected authors in their fields, look at houses—ranging from less than 1,250 sq. ft. to upward of 2,250 sq. ft.—that are both new and remodeled, urban and rural, traditional and modern. Homeowners will be pleasantly surprised that these small homes are big on charm, style, and quality, and offer all types of exciting possibilities and energy efficiencies to mesh with and improve their lifestyle.

Synopsis:

Small houses are less expensive to build, more energy efficient, and easier to maintain than big homes, but they don't have to feel small. In this collection of 37 articles from FINE HOMEBUILDING magazine, you'll find new houses, remodels, urban rowhouses, and guest cottages that double as work studios. A book full of practical design ideas and construction information that will help you realize just how beautiful small can be.

About the Author

Fine Homebuilding has been providing information and inspiration to everyone who cares about quality home improvement, renovation, and construction since 1981.

Table of Contents

Part I: Small Houses

1. Cozy but Comfortable (under 1250 sf)

2. Getting More with Less (1300 sf to 1550 sf)

3. The Happy Median (1555 sf to 1850 sf)

4. Living Large on a Budget 1900 sf to 2100 sf

5. Sensibly Grand (2100 sf to 2250 sf)

Part II: Adding On but Staying Small

6. Little Add-Ons, Big results (under 800 sf)

7. Room to Grow (over 800 sf)

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781600857652
Author:
Fine Homebuilding
Publisher:
Taunton Press
Author:
Editors of Fine Homebuilding
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Home Construction-General
Subject:
Home Construction-House Planning
Subject:
General Architecture
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Great Houses
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
350 color photos, 75 drawings
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Small houses are less expensive to build, more energy efficient, and easier to maintain than big homes, but they don't have to feel small. In this collection of 37 articles from FINE HOMEBUILDING magazine, you'll find new houses, remodels, urban rowhouses, and guest cottages that double as work studios. A book full of practical design ideas and construction information that will help you realize just how beautiful small can be.
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