Built-ins can make any house more functional, livable, personalized, and comfortable, and they cost much less to construct and install than a whole-room remodel. In this completely revised and updated edition of Built-Ins Idea Book, Heather J. Paper has collected inspirational and practical storage solutions for every room of the house. With the addition of a few well-placed built-ins, a two-small kitchen can become more efficient and inviting, a cramped bathroom can become more useful and organized, and a living room or workspace can become more productive and spacious. By reclaiming space that would otherwise go unused, built-ins offer a way to transform any house into a home.
The latest volume in Taunton's successful Idea Book series, Built-Ins Idea Book is packed with creative yet approachable ideas and is richly illustrated with 260 photographs, practical sidebars, and designs of all kinds that will appeal to a wide range of tastes and budgets. Whether your goal is adding seating to a nook or other small space, creating a mudroom in your entryway to keep messes at bay, or transforming a room into a multipurpose space, built-ins offer homeowners the chance to craft a home that is uniquely their own.
A native of Iowa, Heather J. Paper graduated from Iowa State University with a double major in Interior Design and Journalism. In 1978 she joined the staff of Better Homes and Gardens, where she served as editor of the quarterly Decorating magazine and managed 20 special interest publications. After 16 years with Meredith Corporation, Heather pursued a freelance career that has included writing for such distinguished magazines as Better Homes and Gardens, Traditional Home, Country Home, Southern Accents, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, and Mountain Living. She has also served as the editor of Haven magazine and written scripts for the syndicated television show of the same name. Heather has penned articles, books, brochures and press releases for corporate clinets such as Kohler, Home Depot, Sherwin-Williams, DuPont Corian, Lowe's and Marge Carson. She has conducted in-store seminars on a wide variety of design topics and authored Decorating Idea Book, New Decorating Idea Book and Decorating Ideas That Work for The Taunton Press, and is currently working on the New Kitchen Idea Book.