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How to live in small spaces : design, furnishing, decoration, detail for the sma
Conran, Terence.
Adult Nonfiction NK2117.S59 C66 2007

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ContentsPage
Introduction
Part 1 - Making the Most of Small Spaces
Design and Planning
Living in small spaces
Levels of change
Looking for potential
Storage
How to get rid of things
Planning built-in storage
Customizing built-in storage
Scale and Proportion
Architectural detail
Minimizing architectural detail
Fireplaces and stoves
Openings
Screens and partitions
Open-concept layouts
Volume
Top lighting
Stairs, halls and lighting
Simplifying routes
Space-saving stairs
Making use of circulation space
Decorating and Furnishing
Color, texture and pattern
Creating a decoration scheme
Using color
Space-enhancing color
Textural contrast
Bold statements
Decorating practicalities
Lighting
Assessing your needs
Types of lighting
Lighting schemes for small spaces
Choosing light fixtures
Choosing light sources
Natural light
Furnishing small spaces
Fold-down furniture and equipment
Space-saving beds
Minimizing the impact of furniture
Basic gear
Details
Branching Out
Getting the work done
Planning permits and legalities
Hiring professionals
Managing the work sequence
Converting attics
Permits and regulations
Structural issues
Access
Design
Converting basements
Extending downward
Structural issues and building work
Natural light
Potential uses
Cost-effectiveness
Additions
Assessing your needs
Siting
Permits
Building work
Style and character
Sheds and Outbuildings
Working retreats
Converting an existing shed
Prefab solutions
Converted outbuildings
Part 2 - Small Space Specifics
Area By Area
Multipurpose spaces and studios
Basic strategies
Designing the layout
Lofts
Living areas
Home media solutions
Concealed storage
Dividers and partitions
Surfaces and finishes
Kitchens and eating areas
Keep it simple
Designing the layout
Space-saving and space-enhancing ideas
Eating areas
Bedrooms
Creating a tranquil retreat
Sleeping platforms
Sleeping pods
Clothes storage
Dressing areas
Children's rooms
Flexible storage
Bathrooms
Designing the layout
Wet rooms
Space-enhancing ideas
Home office
Siting
Live-work
Small yards
Assessing your outdoor space
Planning and layout
Design principles
Views, vistas and focal points
Connecting home and garden
Front yards
Container gardening
Roof gardens
Second homes and weekend retreats
Choosing a location
Expressing a sense of place
Practicalities
Case Studies
Case study 1 -
3773 studio project, Los Angeles: Home studio
Case study 2 -
Live-work maisonette, London: Working from home
Case study 3 -
Split-level apartment, Paris: White light
Case study 4 -
One-bedroom apartment, New York: A place for everything
Case study 5 -
Family house, London: Drawing down the light
Case study 6 -
Engawa House, Tokyo: Bringing the outside in
Supplies
Index
Credits


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