Good House, Cheap House

Good House, Cheap House

Adventures in Creating An Extraordinary Home at An Everyday Price

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
More than 250 color photos take readers on a tour of twenty-five well-designed homes, many built for less than $150,000, to demonstrate how an innovative use of materials, cutting-edge design, and homeowner enthusiasm are the key ingredients to creating an affordable, comfortable home. 30,000 first printing.

Ingram Publishing Services
The 27 homes in "Good House Cheap House" prove that good design doesn't have to cost a fortune. What goes into making a good, cheap house? As writer Kira Obolensky discovers, there are three main ingredients: adventuresome homeowners who are actively involved; cutting-edge architects and designers who can solve tough design challenges; and an array of innovative uses of materials. Industrial bridge washers make for gorgeous mantelpiece rosettes, old concrete subflooring is given new life with rich-hued stain, and glass sliding doors make for windows that are oversized and affordable.
From a Texas farmhouse to a loft in St. Paul, to a prefab cabin on the Wisconsin prairie, these houses, in which anyone would feel at home, display a wonderful mix of design smarts and budget savvy. ""Good House Cheap House" is chock full of great ideas and creative solutions for those of us on a budget-but even the less financially-challenged can learn a thing or two about stylish and innovative design."
--Charles Burbridge, designer, HGTV's "Design on a Dime" "The cookie-cutter house trend has been around long enough. With its outside-the-box ideas and great resources, "Good House Cheap House" proves you can build a unique space without emptying your bank account."
--Amber Jones, Editor, "do! Magazine"
Featuring 25 well-designed houses, most of which were built for under $150,000, this guide helps those with champagne tastes and modest budgets enjoy a unique house at an off-the-shelf price. Full color.

Publisher: Taunton Press, 2005
ISBN: 9781561587520
Characteristics: p. ; cm
Additional Contributors: O'Rourke, Randy


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