In this inspirational yet also practical paperback, Kevin explores all areas of domestic living, from materialism to sustainability, craftsmanship to comfort. Kevin's beautifully written text brings insight and understanding to enjoying life in the 21st century, but crucially he offers detailed, helpful and incisive advice on design, construction and style.
Kevin addresses very real and solvable domestic issues: What is the perfect kitchen layout? How to create a feeling of space in traditionally sized rooms? How to create an extension that works? How best to choose colour for function? What to use for insulation? How to shop for second hand? And how best to manage home waste and recycling?
An inspiring but always usable book from the foremost voice in modern architectural design.
About the Author
Kevin McCloud is best known as presenter of Channel 4's BAFTA-nominated 'Grand Designs', now in its tenth series. He writes books and articles about decoration, design, lighting and colour, and is editor-at-large of Grand Designs magazine. In addition, Kevin is a product and lighting designer and has produced ranges of furniture, lighting and tableware for high street names.
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Comments about Kevin McCloud's Principles of Home:
I purchased this book as a gift for my husband for Christmas. We love Kevin McCloud and his philosophies, and this book made us appreciate him even more. Such practical and thoughtful ideas that everyone should adopt. My husband has a similar way of thinking and reckons Kevin and he would be best of friends. A delightful book with a wonderful message that will hopefully spread to every reader.
'A landmark piece of interiors publishing...an inspiring but always usable book from the foremost voice in modern architectural design'. - Henley Standard 'Both inspirational and practical, each of the 43 principles addresses very real domestic issues' - Guernsey Now Quotes on Kevin 'a serious man of taste and integrity' The Observer 'like most television naturals, Kevin McCloud has an unmediated quality which comes across as effortless... (the) David Attenborough of the building site' The Guardian 'passionate; knowledgeable; eloquent and basically everything that most TV presenters are not' The Independent 'Kevin McCloud can enthuse over a simple joist like no one else. This is a man who actually enjoys watching concrete dry... his enthusiasm is so infectious' The Observer
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 27th October 2011
Dimensions (cm): 15.5 x 20.9 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.614