An inspirational yet also practical guide exploring all areas of domestic living, from materialism to sustainability, craftsmanship to comfort Beautifully written by a true design guru, this text brings insight and understanding to enjoying life in the 21st century, but crucially it also offers detailed, helpful, and incisive advice on design, construction, and style. It addresses very real and solvable domestic issues, such as What is the perfect kitchen layout? How can one create a feeling of space in traditionally sized rooms? How can home-owners create an extension that works? How best can color be chosen for function? What is best to use for insulation? How does one shop for second hand items? How is it best to manage home waste and recycling? This is an inspiring but always usable book from a foremost voice in modern architectural design.
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Kevin McCloud is best known as presenter of Channel 4's BAFTA-nominated 'Grand Designs', now in its tenth series. He writes books and articles about decoration, design, lighting and colour, and is editor-at-large of Grand Designs magazine. In addition, Kevin is a product and lighting designer and has produced ranges of furniture, lighting and tableware for high street names.
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