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Residential Interior Design: A Guide to Planning Spaces. Maureen Mitton, Courtney Nystuenby Maureen Mitton
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The completely revised room-by-room guide to home interior design
Residential Interior Design, Second Edition teaches the fundamental skills that are needed to plan interior spaces for all types of homes, regardless of decorative styles, from remodeling to new construction. Taking a step-by-step approach, this valuable primer reviews all aspects of interior architecture as it relates to human factors and daily use.
Authors Maureen Mitton and Courtney Nystuen explore the minimal amount of space that is necessary for rooms to function usefully, from the kitchen to the bathroom, the bedroom to the hallway, and every room in between. Packed with hundreds of drawings and photographs, this valuable tool is brimming with useful information regarding codes, mechanical and electrical systems, keys to creating wheelchair accessible spaces, and a variety of additional factors that impact each type of room and its corresponding space. Now featuring a companion website with instructor resources, this new edition is:
With a focus on quality of design over quantity of space, Residential Interior Design, Second Edition is the first stop to designing equally efficient and attractive rooms.
The only introduction to residential interior design focusing on space planning, Residential Interior Design goes beyond decorating books to uncover the relationship of interior design to the totality of the architectural environment. This one-stop reference supplies the basic information every designer needs to plan specific rooms. Accessibility and related building codes are considered in tandem with human factors and dimensions of fixtures and furnishings, all reflecting good design practice. With expanded coverage of building styles, systems, and sustainability, Residential Interior Design is sure to remain an essential basic reference.
About the Author
Maureen Mitton is a designer, educator, and author. She is currently on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where she has received several teaching awards. She is the author of Interior Design Visual Presentation and Residential Interior Design (with Courtney Nystuen), both published by Wiley. She is a member of IDEC, is NCIDQ-qualified, and is a Certified Interior Designer.
Courtney Nystuen, an architect and educator, taught architectural design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout for over thirty years. A member emeriti of AIA, he has designed and consulted on a wide range of residential, commercial, and institutional building projects that vary in scale from custom millwork to master plans.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction.
Chapter 2. Entrances and Circulation Spaces.
Chapter 3. Leisure Spaces.
Chapter 4. Kitchens.
Chapter 5. Bedrooms.
Chapter 6. Bathrooms.
Chapter 7. Utility Spaces.
Chapter 8. Sample Project and Related Drawings.
Chapter 9. Basic Residential Building Construction and Structure.
Appendix A: Leed Standards.
Appendix B: Sustainability/Green Design Certifying Programs, Agencies and Assocations.
Appendix C: Anthropomorphic Data.
Appendix D: Ansi/Air Housing Bathrooms and Kitchens.
Appendix E: Seated Wheelchair Dimensions.
Appendix F: Outdoor Kitchens.
Appendix G: European Cabinets.
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