Compact Houses

Compact Houses

50 Creative Floor Plans for Efficient, Well-designed Small Homes

Book - 2013
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Imaging a home that contains everything you need in no more than 1400 square feet. Thoughtfully designed for maximum comfort and efficiency, Gerald Rowan's floor plans offer innovative options for building and retrofitting an affordable home that is easy to maintain and environmentally friendly.--COVER.
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781612121024
Branch Call Number: 728.37 R877c 2013
Characteristics: 207 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Sanford, Steve


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Jul 27, 2015

This is both practical and idea-provoking. The floor plans are somewhat basic but easy to read, and the illustrations with arrows pointing out features, are quite useful. The text sections with recommendations and suggestions is far above most other books of this type.

Apr 27, 2015

I like how this book sorts the designs by square footage, so if you have a certain size in mind already, you know where to go. The designs were innovative, but not too modern, and there are LOTS of designs to look through. Out of all the (small) home design books in the library's collection, this is my favourite one so far.

LaughingOne Dec 10, 2013

Some of the designs and floor plans really caught my attention; others were less interesting. There is good advice concerning selecting sites, materials, green ideas, and space usage. I enjoyed dreaming about houses I would build if I could.


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