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500 Ideas for Small Spaces: Easy Solutions for Living in 1000 Square Feet or Less Paperback – Aug 15 2007

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press; 1 edition (Aug. 15 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589233018
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589233010
  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 19.9 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 821 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #210,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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More and more, baby boomers face the prospect of trading in their large homes for smaller accommodations. Seldon, host of the TV series Design for Living, addresses this issue in a book loaded with color photographs depicting every room of the home, including outdoor spaces. Captions point out the design tricks used to maximize each small space. --Library Journal, September 15, 2007

About the Author

Kimberley Seldon is the Decorating Editor of Style at Home magazine, the executive producer and host of the hit television series Design for Living (seen in 65 countries around the world), a regular guest on City TV-s popular CityLine, a columnist for the Toronto Star, and one of Canada's most in'demand speakers on design and decor.

She lives in Toronto, Canada

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By pqgtd on Nov. 5 2010
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I thought this book was great. I loved how the author broke everything down in a simple and succinct fashion, while still maintaining the value of what she was saying. There were pictures for some of her ideas, and these pictures reinforced what she was trying to say. I would have liked a picture for each idea, but, still...a great book! I've gone through mine so often, it now has dog ears.
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it arrived on time and in good condition

I have been following Kimberly Seldon for years. I live in 600 sq feet in a wheelchair and a big dog so space management is essential, great ideas for all spaces and all situations
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Lots of Ideas Jan. 28 2008
By Suzee - Published on
Format: Paperback
I'm moving from a 2500 sq ft home in the 'burbs to what I hope to be a 750 sq ft apt in Manhattan. I have not found a better book to give me ideas of how to organize my space in such a way that my husband and I feel like we are in a home rather than an apartment that feels like a college dorm room. This is a good book. Lots of pictures and lots of locales - not all in the US which I found interesting.
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
nice pictures and ideas Oct. 28 2008
By Olive Twist - Published on
Format: Paperback
I liked the pictures in the book and used them even more than I read the list of ideas that fill the book. I found that you do not have to create the exact same room they have in there, you can use the same principles and different items to create a more individual look. However, I think that most of the rooms shown here are not that small, making the book more applicable living in a small house or most regular size apartments. If you live in a studio for example,you may need to use some other references.
38 of 43 people found the following review helpful
Not quite what I thought... Sept. 5 2007
By Jillionaire - Published on
Format: Paperback
I was mislead by the subtitle of "easy solutions for living in 1000 sq feet or less". The ideas in it are great, but the most of the pictures don't really relay the message of "small space". You don't really get a whole room view. I was looking for something geared more towards small apartment living. Overall, the book has some good ideas, but nothing that hasn't been done before. Recommend you check the local library before purchasing.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Small spaces at last! May 31 2010
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I've been looking for ideas for small spaces and have found that too many authors think small is anything under 2,500 square feet. Delighted to have found a book that understands small! Worth close reading and examination.

Cons: More floor plans would be good. Some spaces don't look that small in the photos and others look staged with no room to actually use or walk thru the space.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Nice photos Feb. 7 2011
By Sherrie A. Dobbie - Published on
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This is a well put together little book. The author has good ideas, but the book did not help me much. I think I was hoping for more direction on how to place furniture or budget friendly ways to make things come together. Having a small but pretty cool home, I am always on the hunt for better ideas. None of us wants to hire people to come in and do a big project.

If you live in a small home, there is a good chance you are on some sort of budget. Money is an issue. I think a lot of self help decorating books aim too much at projects which are not reader/home ower friendly. They would require a carpenter, etc.