Author(s): Cristina Peredes Benitez
Economy dictates that many of us have to live in small apartments, even one-room studios. But the lack of space, too much stuff, and our busy lives can make it stressful. This lushly illustrated resource shows that it doesn't have to be that way. Whether it's one person or a family with pets, a small apartment can be designed and decorated to create a comfortable environment for everyone and everything. 200 Small Apartment Ideas will inform and inspire homeowners and designers. It shows how to assess the positive and negative features of an apartment and suggests practical and manageable solutions to correct problems and eliminate irritants. It reviews each room, from entrances and corridors to bathrooms and balconies, and gives practical advice on how to fix the most common issues, such as traffic patterns, light, privacy and storage. Colour photographs show the beautiful results of careful planning and the use of multipurpose furniture and fixtures, while line drawings emphasize important points. Captions describe the variety of design features that hide the messiness of life and help to keep it hidden. These can include moveable storage walls, convertible beds, loft storage and smaller appliances. 200 Small Apartment Ideas is a practical guide that will help anyone struggling with limited space. Economic and environmental circumstances dictate that we consume less. This book proves that we can enjoy the process in comfort and with style.
Cristina Paredes Benitez is an editor specializing in illustrated books. She holds degrees in Fine Arts and in Information Science, and has collaborated with several publishing companies and photo agencies. She lives and works in Barcelona.