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Ranches : design ideas for renovating, remodeling, and building new
Connolly, M. Caren.
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Publication Information:
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2003]

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202 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
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Central Library NA7208 .C595 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
Concord Library NA7208 .C595 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Kenmore Library NA7208 .C595 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Julia Boyer Reinstein Library NA7208 .C595 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Transform an ordinary ranch into the home youve always wanted with Ranches, the latest entry in Taunton's acclaimed Updating Classic America series.

The ranch can be found everywhere on both coasts and in Americas heartland too. The ranch is simple, functional, and unassuming -- and homeowners are rediscovering just how flexible and affordable ranches can be. M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman provide a unique combination of outstanding designs and proven ideas for renovating, remodeling, and building a ranch-style home. Featuring more than 20 examples of updated homes and new ranches, the book is illustrated with inspiring original color photography and before and after floor plans.

In this book youll discover:

a wealth of successful design solutions to problems faced by the millions of people who own or build ranch-style homes options for a variety of budgets, styles and sizes a history and overview of the form as well as a glossary of typical design elements/details for people who want to restore their homes

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Library Journal Review

Readers who think of the ranch home as a dated, featureless style that could appeal only to someone's parents are in for quite a surprise. As most of us learn over time, the folks weren't as na?ve as we thought: ranches can offer quality construction; convenient, open floor plans; and easier-than-usual remodeling. Architects Connolly and Wasserman provide an overview of this style and show a number of remodeled and updated examples as well as some newly constructed homes, with numerous "Before and After" floor plans to supplement the text. Styles of windows, lighting, and fireplaces typically found in an original ranch home are covered in rich detail. This title is part of Taunton's excellent "Updating Classic America" series, for which the authors also wrote Bungalows. Many of the ranches here are so attractive that even an architectural snob might be tempted to sit down to a TV dinner in their rec rooms. Recommended for public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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