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Residential Interior Design: A Guide to Planning Spaces Paperback – Jan 16 2007

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (Jan. 16 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471684732
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471684732
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 1.5 x 21.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 680 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #355,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Aimed at interior design students, this thoroughly-illustrated volume explains the minimum requirements for specific types of residential spaces and rooms. Introductory chapters provide an overview of basic requirements, such as accessibility and lighting, and discuss the role of the various types of design graphics." (Book News, February 2008)

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A Room-by-room guide to home interior design

More than a decorating guide, Residential Interior Design teaches the fundamental skills needed to plan interior spaces for all types of homes, in all decorative styles, from remodeling to new construction. Taking a step-by-step approach, this valuable primer reviews all aspects of interior architecture as it relates to human factors and daily use.

Authors and interior designers Maureen Mitton and Courtney Nystuen explore the minimal amount of space necessary in order for rooms to function usefully, from the kitchen to the bathroom, the bedroom to the hallway, and every room in between. Packed with hundreds of drawings and photographs, this valuable tool is brimming with useful information regarding codes, mechanical and electrical systems, the Americans with Disabilities Act, accessibility codes, special considerations for multi-family dwellings, and a variety of additional factors that impact each type of room and its corresponding space.

With a focus on quality of design over quantity of space, Residential Interior Design is the first stop to designing equally efficient and attractive rooms.

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Format: Paperback
Very good book for interior designers and learners who need to do lots of space planning.Good to keep in the library for future projects of interior design. It contains all the required dimensions (some by code) and clearences needed within a space. Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Very good Dec 27 2012
By Jean - Published on
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Bought it as a text book for interior design school and use it in my business now that I am done with school. Good if you are trying to build a custom home or doing upgrades and rebuilds. Not a decorating book, it is a floor plan guide.
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Reference Book Oct. 26 2007
By E. Deveau - Published on
Format: Paperback
As a textbook purchased for class its great. It works great as a reference guide when your doing a project.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great book Nov. 21 2012
By Carmen - Published on
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This is a great book for designers. I got it for a class and use it outside of school now that I'm graduated. I love it.
great condition Jan. 25 2014
By nana - Published on
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The book is such great condition it looks almost new and the shipping was way quicker than I thought especially with this bad weather in the midwest
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Genius book March 21 2010
By Jorge A. Ruiz - Published on
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This book does such a great job in showing how to work on a project