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House on a Budget Making Smart Choices to Build the Home You Want

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ISBN-10: 1561589233

ISBN-13: 9781561589234

Edition: N/A

Authors: Duo Dickinson

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Until now, homeowners have had to choose between the twin worlds of budget-friendly mediocrity and unaffordable fantasy. Responding to this gap, acclaimed architect Duo Dickinson demonstrates that a custom house doesn't depend on a fabulous price tag. House on a Budget, originally published in hardcover as The House You Build, is about a third way of building grounded in the realities of time and money, but focusing on your fondest hopes and dreams. He offers 19 real-world situations where unique and imaginative homes were built on real-life budgets. Duo's Rules for Getting What You Want (and Can Afford) 1.Use Standard Materials Creatively 2.Shrink to Fit 3.Don't Fight the Site 4.Take Your…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

A self-styled maverick within the profession, Duo Dickinson, AIA, is an architect in Madison, Connecticut. He is the author of five books on residential design, including The Small House (McGraw-Hill, 1986) and Small Houses for the Next Century (McGraw-Hill, 1995). His design philosophy has been summarized in The New York Times as: "Design it small, make it as beautiful as possible, and practice every trick in the book to keep it as cheap as possible."