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A quick word of caution: What you are about to see may shock you. Not to worry, though-the shock-factor in this book is meant to inspire, not scare. The star of this show is the ordinary American tract house. The latest in Gibbs Smith, Publisher's design series by Michelle Kodis, Blueprint Remodel looks at ten cookie-cutter tract houses in a new light. Uninspired siting, run-of-the-mill floor plans, boxy rooms, low ceilings, poor lighting, and bland materials are transformed to well-designed, distinctive homes, adding character and charm to fit with any style and budget. From a one-floor interior makeover in an Omaha tract for a couple of empty-nesters to a full renovation of a Texas bungalow to accommodate a growing family, these examples encompass a variety of challenges and solutions, and they include everything from sleek modern design to a remodel influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. Featured in a wide range of cost, style, size, and location and illustrated with phenomenal before-and-after photographs, these profiles will enbolden tract house homeowners to remodel, taking their homes from mediocre to marvelous. The proof is in these pages: Even the most lifeless tract house can be magnificently transformed.

Michelle Kodis is also the author of the Gibbs Smith titles Blueprint Small: Creative Ways to Live With Less and Blueprint Affordable: How to Build a Beautiful House Without Breaking the Bank. Since receiving her master of science degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1991, she has written about a broad range of topics, including architecture and design, science, the environment, health and medicine, business, and cuisine. She lives with her husband near Telluride, Colorado, and is currently at work on additional architecture/design books for Gibbs Smith, Publisher.

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$24.95 U.S. It's time to look at the cookie-cutter tract home in a new light! Blueprint Remodel features homes that have dramatically shed their tract constraints-uninspired siting, run-of-the-mill floor plans, boxy rooms, low ceilings, poor lighting, and bland materials-for a shot at architectural greatness. Their metamorphosis from everyday to extraordinary proves that even the most unexciting house can be reborn with an infusion of creative energy. From Texas to Seattle and points in between, the ten homes in these pages are the bright stars on the tract home block. Previously lackluster, they are now unabashedly colorful and stylish. Their cramped floor plans have been reconfigured and their materials updated. Featured in a wide range of cost, style, size, and location and illustrated with before-and-after photographs that reveal the true extent of the transformation, these examples will give you plenty of ideas, regardless of your budget or architectural taste. Go ahead-put your tract home on its own path to excellence!Michelle Kodis is also the author of the Gibbs Smith titles Blueprint Small: Creative Ways to Live With Less and Blueprint Affordable: How to Build a Beautiful House Without Breaking the Bank. Since receiving her master of science degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1991, she has written about a broad range of topics, including architecture and design, science, the environment, health and medicine, business, and cuisine. She lives with her husband near Telluride, Colorado, and is currently at work on additional architecture/design books for Gibbs Smith, Publisher. Jacket designed by Kurt Wahlner

Synopsis:

Kodis looks at ten standard American cookie-cutter tract houses, with basic run-of-the-mill floor plans, boxy rooms, low ceilings, poor lighting, and bland materials, and shows how they can be transformed into well-designed, distinctive homes with character and charm.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586853723
Subtitle:
Tract Home Transformations That Turn Everyday to Extraordinary
Author:
Kodis, Michelle
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith Publishers
Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Suburban homes
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - General
Subject:
Interior Design - General
Subject:
Residential
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
dai 9-shåu
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
800x800

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"Synopsis" by , $24.95 U.S. It's time to look at the cookie-cutter tract home in a new light! Blueprint Remodel features homes that have dramatically shed their tract constraints-uninspired siting, run-of-the-mill floor plans, boxy rooms, low ceilings, poor lighting, and bland materials-for a shot at architectural greatness. Their metamorphosis from everyday to extraordinary proves that even the most unexciting house can be reborn with an infusion of creative energy. From Texas to Seattle and points in between, the ten homes in these pages are the bright stars on the tract home block. Previously lackluster, they are now unabashedly colorful and stylish. Their cramped floor plans have been reconfigured and their materials updated. Featured in a wide range of cost, style, size, and location and illustrated with before-and-after photographs that reveal the true extent of the transformation, these examples will give you plenty of ideas, regardless of your budget or architectural taste. Go ahead-put your tract home on its own path to excellence!Michelle Kodis is also the author of the Gibbs Smith titles Blueprint Small: Creative Ways to Live With Less and Blueprint Affordable: How to Build a Beautiful House Without Breaking the Bank. Since receiving her master of science degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1991, she has written about a broad range of topics, including architecture and design, science, the environment, health and medicine, business, and cuisine. She lives with her husband near Telluride, Colorado, and is currently at work on additional architecture/design books for Gibbs Smith, Publisher. Jacket designed by Kurt Wahlner
"Synopsis" by , Kodis looks at ten standard American cookie-cutter tract houses, with basic run-of-the-mill floor plans, boxy rooms, low ceilings, poor lighting, and bland materials, and shows how they can be transformed into well-designed, distinctive homes with character and charm.

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