Blueprint Small

Blueprint Small

Creative Ways to Live With Less

Book - 2003
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When it comes to deciding on the size of a home or living space, one question must be asked: How much space is enough? Americans often relate "enough" space to dimensions, rather than to how a space will really be enjoyed. In Blueprint Small, Michelle Kodis examines small spaces (each 1500 square feet or less) from a wide spectrum of locations, budgets, and individual styles-each chosen because they illustrate that scaling back in size doesn't have to mean scaling back in comfort, spaciousness, or beauty.
From a sleek urban apartment to a funky mountain home to a renovated beach house, Blueprint Small reveals how smaller homes invite rather than overwhelm, comfort rather than alienate. The projects offered here represent a variety of functions, locations and environments, combining the technical aspects of building and using small spaces with the stories of the people who live in them. Blueprint Small invites you to explore inspiring and imaginative ways to inhabit smaller spaces, and still live large.
Michelle Kodis is a freelance writer and editor based in Telluride, Colorado. She is the author of Love Scents and The Telluride Cookbook; she has also written for The San Francisco Examiner, The Oregonian, and Backpacker magazine.

Baker & Taylor
A practical guide on how to get the most of one's small space offers a collection of homes representing a broad spectrum of locations, styles, and budgets.

Book News
Featuring color photographs and basic blueprints, this book profiles 10 architectural design projects, all characterized by minimizing square footage. Among the projects presented are a small suburban development, a pool house, an addition to a house, a trailer home expansion, and a Chicago high-rise apartment. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Full-color photographs complement this practical guide on how to get the most of one's small space, offering a collection of homes representing a broad spectrum of locations, styles, and budgets and providing helpful tips on how to decorate a small home for maximum style and efficiency.

Publisher: Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, Publisher, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781586851750
Branch Call Number: 728.3 KOD
Characteristics: 192 p. :,col. ill. ;,21 cm.


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