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The latest addition to Creative Homeowner's best-selling Smart Approach series, The Smart Approach to the Organized Home is for homeowners who want to learn the principles of effective organization and how the rules apply to every room in the house. The book covers all of the fundamentals of home storage, including the importance of cataloging items accurately for storage, the pros and cons of built-in and retrofit arrangements, and general strategies for locating storage areas. Like other books from the Smart Approach series, added Smart Steps and Smart Tips illustrate how these methods apply to individual areas of the home. Packed with full-color photography, this book is essential for readers looking for solutions to their home storage dilemmas.

Synopsis:

Everything home storage-related, from the importance of cataloging items accurately to strategies for locating storage areas. Over 350 color photos.

Synopsis:

The Smart Approach to the Organized Home

Forget about moving up or adding on, let The Smart Approach to® the Organized Home show you how to make the house you have more comfortable and lots more livable by paring down and storing your stuff. The latest addition to a best-selling series, this book will wow you with over 300 gorgeous photos, scads of creative ideas, and a bundle of smart advice for tackling todays typical and often frustrating quest for better-functioning space and storage.

Synopsis:

The latest addition to Creative Homeowner's best-selling Smart Approach series, The Smart Approach to the Organized Home is for homeowners who want to learn the principles of effective organization and how the rules apply to every room in the house. The book covers all of the fundamentals of home storage, including the importance of cataloging items accurately for storage, the pros and cons of built-in and retrofit arrangements, and general strategies for locating storage areas. Like other books from the Smart Approach series, added Smart Steps and Smart Tips illustrate how these methods apply to individual areas of the home. Packed with full-color photography, this book is essential for readers looking for solutions to their home storage dilemmas.

About the Author

Leslie Plummer Clagett has written about residential architecture and design for more than 20 years. The author of The New City Home, her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Herald-Examiner. She is a senior editor with Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. in New York, NY.

Table of Contents

The Smart Approach to the Organized Home

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Chapter One
Ready, Set, Get Organized 12
A Plan of Action n Room to Build

Chapter Two
Front Entries and Mudrooms 22
Foyer Finesse
Mudrooms Without Madness

Chapter Three
Ideas for the Kitchen 32
Floor-Plan Basics
Cabinet Options
Countertop Storage
Wall Storage

Chapter Four
Living and Family Rooms 50
Furniture Smarts
Built-Ins
Art and Collections

Chapter Five
Dining Room Gatherings 70
Freestanding Cabinets
Built-In Storage
All For Safekeeping

Chapter Six
Rethinking Bedroom Storage 84
The Bed Space
Chests and Nightstands
Closets
More Room, More Storage

Chapter Seven
Organizing the Bathroom 108
How to Make Any Bath "Bigger"
A Plan for Master Baths
Family-Fitting Ideas

Chapter Eight
Relaxing At Home 124
The Media Room
The Library

Chapter Nine
The Home Office 138
Work-At-Home Space
Mini-Offices
File Finesse

Chapter Ten
Attics, Basements & Laundries 158
Basement Basics
Organizing the Space
Attic Storage
Laundry Areas

Chapter Eleven
Garages, Shops & Craft Areas 178
Order In the Garage
Retooled Workshops
Tidy Crafts Studios

Chapter Twelve
Outdoor Spaces 188
Shed Storage
Smaller Storage Needs

Resource guide 198

Glossary 202

Index 204

Credits 206

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580112529
Manufactured:
Creative Homeowner Press
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Manufactured:
Creative Homeowner Press
Manufactured:
Creative Homeowner
Author:
Clagett, Leslie
Author:
Clagett, Leslie Plummer
Subject:
Home economics
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Orderliness
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - General
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Smart Approach
Publication Date:
20051019
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
10 x 9 x 0.69 in 2.24 lb

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Everything home storage-related, from the importance of cataloging items accurately to strategies for locating storage areas. Over 350 color photos.

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The Smart Approach to the Organized Home

Forget about moving up or adding on, let The Smart Approach to® the Organized Home show you how to make the house you have more comfortable and lots more livable by paring down and storing your stuff. The latest addition to a best-selling series, this book will wow you with over 300 gorgeous photos, scads of creative ideas, and a bundle of smart advice for tackling todays typical and often frustrating quest for better-functioning space and storage.

"Synopsis" by ,
The latest addition to Creative Homeowner's best-selling Smart Approach series, The Smart Approach to the Organized Home is for homeowners who want to learn the principles of effective organization and how the rules apply to every room in the house. The book covers all of the fundamentals of home storage, including the importance of cataloging items accurately for storage, the pros and cons of built-in and retrofit arrangements, and general strategies for locating storage areas. Like other books from the Smart Approach series, added Smart Steps and Smart Tips illustrate how these methods apply to individual areas of the home. Packed with full-color photography, this book is essential for readers looking for solutions to their home storage dilemmas.

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