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A Room-by-room guide to home interior design More than a decorating guide, Residential Interior Design teaches the fundamental skills needed to plan interior spaces for all types of homes, in all decorative styles, from remodeling to new construction. Taking a step-by-step approach, this valuable primer reviews all aspects of interior architecture as it relates to human factors and daily use. Authors and interior designers Maureen Mitton and Courtney Nystuen explore the minimal amount of space necessary in order for rooms to function usefully, from the kitchen to the bathroom, the bedroom to the hallway, and every room in between. Packed with hundreds of drawings and photographs, this valuable tool is brimming with useful information regarding codes, mechanical and electrical systems, the Americans with Disabilities Act, accessibility codes, special considerations for multi-family dwellings, and a variety of additional factors that impact each type of room and its corresponding space. With a focus on quality of design over quantity of space, Residential Interior Design is the first stop to designing equally efficient and attractive rooms.
MAUREEN MITTON is Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin–Stout. She is a certified interior designer, is NCIDQ-qualified, and is a member of IIDA, IDEC, and CID. Mitton is the author of Interior Design Visual Presentation, published by Wiley.
COURTNEY NYSTUEN has taught architectural design at the University of Wisconsin–Stout for more than thirty years. He is a member emeriti, AIA, and a member, CSI, who has designed forty-eight building projects and consulted on many more.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction.
Introduction: What This Book is About.
An Overview: Quantity and Quality.
Human Behavior and Housing.
Basic Residential Building Construction and Structure.
An Overview of Chapter Topics .
Accessibility, Universal Design and Visitability.
Ergonomics and Required Clearances.
Related Codes and Constraints.
Electrical and Mechanical.
Chapter 2. Visual Thinking and Design Graphics.
The Sample Project: More Orthographic Projections.