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House Plus

Imaginative Ideas for Extending Your Home

Phyllis Richardson

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An all-in-one lifestyle, architecture and design guide to extending your home, whether a terrace in the city, a detached house in the suburbs or a farmhouse in the country

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A complete, definitive guide to extending your home, House Plus is the essential source for anyone who has outgrown their house, yet dreads the idea of moving and is seeking instead to maximize their current home.

Drawing on a variety of original buildings and examples from around the world that reflect a wide spectrum of materials, styles, contexts and influences, some sixty projects provide a rich source of ideas and information. The book is organized into five chapters, each of which features two or three case studies that look at projects in detail through extensive photographs and plans.

Packed with practical tips and points of consideration, House Plus makes accessible and takes the fear out of what will for many people be their first new build.

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'Takes the fear out of the building process with practical advice and clever design ideas'
Mail on Sunday

'Inspirational … shows how the imaginative home-owner can create a practical and good-looking extension that enhances not only the appearance and functionality of their home, but their quality of life too'
House & Garden

'As a springboard for your imagination of just what can be achieved - even in the most unlikely spaces - this book can’t be beaten'
BBC Homes & Antiques

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 25.0 x 23.0 cm

Extent: 272 pp

Publication date: 10 October 2005

ISBN: 9780500342114

Contents List

‘Above’ presents attic and loft conversions, showing how to work within rooflines, sightlines and idiosyncratic spaces. ‘Below’ looks at basements and semi-subterranean levels, revealing how to make the best of restricted space and limited natural light. ‘Beside’ examines side extensions, considering smaller, transitional spaces that improve the flow of older or vertical floor layouts, or admit more light into a dark house. ‘Behind’ looks at back extensions and conservatories, and suggests how to improve links to the garden, bring the outdoors in or add new architectural statements. ‘Around’ combines aspects of the above four.

About the Author

Phyllis Richardson has published numerous books on lifestyle, interiors and building, including multiple volumes of the ‘StyleCity’ travel series.