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Compact Houses: 50 Creative Floor Plans for Well-Designed Small Homesby Gerald Rowan
Synopses & Reviews
Discover the huge possibilities to be found in a small house! Whether you're building from scratch or retrofitting an existing structure, these 50 innovative floor plans will show you how to make the most of houses measuring 1400 square feet or less. Gerald Rowan focuses on efficient layouts and creative ways to use every inch of your space, including closets, decks, porches, bathrooms, attics, and basements. Artist renderings bring each house's exterior to life, and detailed interior drawings illustrate special space-saving features. Compact Houses includes one- and two-floor designs and plans with one to three bedrooms.
DREAM BIG, BUILD SMALL
About the Author
Gerald Rowan has taught art, ceramics, architecture, and graphic design for more than 30 years. He is currently a visiting professor in the art and architecture department at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He has a strong personal interest in “building small".
Table of Contents
Introduction - Why Live Small?
One - Plans: 50 Designs for Compact Houses
Two - Design: Key Factors for Small Spaces
Three - Energy: Efficiency and Sustainability
Four - Retrofits: Finding and Renovating a Compact House
Index - Including an Alphabetical Listing of Plans
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