Downsizing your Home With Style

Downsizing your Home With Style

Living Well in A Smaller Space

Book - 2007
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Outlines strategies for successfully transitioning from larger into smaller spaces, offering advice on how to organize and decorate a downsized home with coverage of such topics as storage, decluttering, and rendering a room multi-functional.
Publisher: New York : Collins, c2007
ISBN: 9780061170980
9780061170973
Branch Call Number: 648.5 WAR
Characteristics: xxiv, 181 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm

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KathleenRiley
May 27, 2016

This book has some good tips and even though many of them were ones that I've heard before it's good to recall how helpful they can be.
The author has a business based on using what you have but also includes sections of things that you could buy if you wanted to. Some of it was fairly pricey, but I think some good thrifty searching could accomplish a lot of that without spending so much.

All-in-all a helpful book.

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bobmeter
Jun 12, 2013

Wish I'd read this Before we prepared to move. Great tips for what to take and what to leave. Practical ideas for open & closed storage in small spaces. Photos and resource vendor list.

DanniOcean Jun 15, 2009

SPL Shelf Life column Dec. 26, 2008

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carolen253
Jul 31, 2016

In all honesty this title really and truly is everything anyone needs to know. We downsized, on our own, and made a huge mess of it. How I wish I had done my research! Clear and oh so practical solutions to problems never faced in a large home including disguises and repurposing. This is a must read for those who are moving from big to small.

DanniOcean Jun 15, 2009

This is not just a de-cluttering guide, this is a decorating, repairing and downsizing guide all rolled into one bright little book.
There are entire chapters on creative storage (you can never have enough), repurposing (or ‘MacGyvering’) older pieces, finding multiple functions for small spaces and how to decide what to keep or ditch – plus an entire chapter on where to ditch the things you decide not to keep, often a stumbling block for those of us who are pack rats at heart.

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