A superb collection of pictures and plans prove that
small really is beautiful.
Economy dictates that many of us have to live in small
apartments, even one-room studios. But the lack of space, too much
stuff, and our busy lives can make it stressful. This lushly
illustrated resource shows that it doesn''t have to be that way.
Whether it''s one person or a family with pets, a small apartment
can be designed and decorated to create a comfortable environment
for everyone and everything.
200 Small Apartment Ideas will inform
and inspire homeowners and designers. It shows how to assess the
positive and negative features of an apartment and suggests
practical and manageable solutions to correct problems and
eliminate irritants. It reviews each room, from entrances and
corridors to bathrooms and balconies, and gives practical advice on
how to fix the most common issues, such as traffic patterns, light,
privacy and storage.
Color photographs show the beautiful results of careful planning
and the use of multipurpose furniture and fixtures, while line
drawings emphasize important points. Captions describe the variety
of design features that hide the messiness of life and help to keep
it hidden. These can include moveable storage walls, convertible
beds, loft storage and smaller appliances.
200 Small Apartment Ideas is a
practical guide that will help anyone struggling with limited
space. Economic and environmental circumstances dictate that we
consume less. This book proves that we can enjoy the process in
comfort and with style.