This emphasis upon rebuilding to the exclusion of making the original space work also made the book less useful to me, whose home is on a small lot and whose neighborhood is decidedly against anyone popping the roof and thereby disrupting the orderly lookalike harmony of the street. utm_medium=api&utm_source=blog_book][img]https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1328754502l/1390041.jpg[/img][/url] [url=https:// And whether you're remodeling, renovating, or simply researching, you'll find all you need to know on the subject in Bungalows, the first title in Taunton's new Updating Classic America series.Architects Connolly and Wasserman, who live in a remodeled bungalow, describe this style of house in detail, including a number of frequently encountered design features or variations.Featuring over 20 case studies of updated homes and bungalows built from scratch, the book is illustrated with inspiring original photography and before and after floor plans. I appreciate the examples showing design principles behind the style- how this style can be tastefully combined with different aestetics.Bungalows provides a history and overview, along with proven, tasteful design solutions for a variety of bungalow-style remodels, additions, renovations, and new construction.Respected architects and bungalow owners Louis Wasserman and Caren Connolly will inspire you to put down the coffee table books and get to work on your own home.I appreciate some of the arts and crafts look, but too much dark wood overwhelms me. The premise is a celebration all things bungalow, and the promise is to act as an inspiration for your own home: I however found nothing too original or interesting within.
Many of us are returning to what can be called classic American housing types — the Bungalow, the Colonial, the Cape, and the Ranch.The books in this series are filled with design ideas and inspiration for remodeling, renovating, and building houses in classic American architectural styles.Readers will discover innovative strategies for living comfortably in traditional-styled homes.This emphasis upon redesign leads right into a large gap in the text; there is a lack of "before" floor plans when there are "after" plans.I believe the authors felt that the layout of the modern bungalow is either so familiar and standard that they don't need to include such tedious additional information. utm_medium=api&utm_source=blog_book]Updating Classic America Bungalows: Design Ideas for Renovating, Remodeling, and Building New by M.