200 Small Apartment Ideas

Hardcover | August 16, 2012

byCristina Benitez

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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.

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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...

Cristina Paredes Benítez is an editor specializing in illustrated books. She holds degrees in Fine Arts and in Information Science, and has collaborated with several publishing companies and photo agencies. She lives and works in Barcelona. Cristina Paredes Benítez

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:800 pages, 7.88 × 7.62 × 2.06 inPublished:August 16, 2012Publisher:Firefly BooksLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tons of photos I have a collection of small-space books and this one was worth adding to it (thanks to a birthday gift). Divided into XXS (200 - 550sq.ft), XS (to 1000sq.ft) and S (1000sf.ft+), there are plenty of well-shot photos, plans and even 3-D views. As pictures truly do cover a thousand words, this book thankfully voids the blah-blah that plagues most writings on or about design. Two chapters (at the end of the book) cover remodeling and apartment buildings. Most projects are Europe/Asia-based but the ideas are so easy to translate. My favourite is the "Apartment in Tokyo"; a 769sq.ft space to accommodate a family of five.....a brilliant approach with such a cool result! The book manages to include a variety of styles, finishes and design. As always, Chapters' super-fast free delivery was a boon. [Note: If you like to read in bed, this book may not be the best choice as it weighs a whopping 2.1kg (yes, I checked)! :D]
Date published: 2014-02-24

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Table of Contents

    INTRODUCTION

    XXS
    Tamka Apartment
    Red Nest
    Apartment in 3D
    Apartment in Chamberi
    Apartment in a Victorian Building
    Miniloft
    Mr. Chou's Apartment
    Aluminum House
    Green Dormitory Prototype
    Adapted Apartment in Vienna
    My Mobile Home
    Home 08
    Minilofts in Helsinki
    Larco Apartment
    Born District Loft
    XXS FURNITURE

    XS
    Canale Apartment
    Pistons
    M+17
    Illustrator's Apartment
    Cubby House
    Old Peak Road
    Apartment in Tokyo
    Czerwenka Foundation Apartment
    Attic in Copenhagen [1]
    Model Home
    Attic in Copenhagen [2]
    Jehona
    Adapted Apartment in Innsbruck
    Jocs Florals Apartment
    Badalona Space
    Woven Nest
    Renovation in Barcelona
    East Village Loft
    Pearl Street Apartment
    Graph
    Gorane
    BC+M
    Homage to a Director
    XS ORGANIZATION OF SPACES

    S
    Ludwig Attic
    Carr Apartment
    Loft in Hamburg
    Apartment in Wulumuqi Street
    Kang Duplex
    Home 07
    Apartment in Thessaloniki
    Loft in Milan
    White Apartment
    Mb Attic
    Retirement in South Beach
    Apartment in Nea Smirni
    DUMBO Loft
    Apartment 8
    U Loft
    Remodeling in Ciutat Vella
    S FINISHES

    REMODELING
    Casa Barbara
    Le Loft des Innocents
    Morgan Residence
    Attic B and L
    Marco Polo Apartment
    Apartment in Madrid
    Apartment in Chueca
    Rehabilitation of an Apartment in Pamplona
    Connor Residence
    Loft in the Eixample
    Apartment in Ilion
    X Loft
    J Loft
    Yaletown Loft
    Apartment in Gracia
    House-Workshop in El Raval
    RENOVATION AND RESTORATION

    BUILDINGS
    Biscornet
    Apartments in Carabanchel
    Coastal Apartments
    Casas 13 de Septiembre
    MRG32
    A7 Lofts
    Tomigaya Apartments
    Building in Yoyogi Park
    A'chrannag Les Nids
    BUILDING MATERIALS

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