Whether it's going from the multi-bedroom suburban house to the city condo, or from a country and city house to one cozy cottage, millions of Americans in the coming years will face the task of planning a shift to smaller or more practical quarters, paring down a lifetime of possessions and furnishing their new lives with things that have meaning. This simplification of surroundings and qstuffq will liberate people in mid-life to pursue their passions such as travel or hobbies without the responsibilities of a big house weighing them down. Rightsizing will be more than a handbook about the process of planning a new environment, jettisoning a lifetime's worth fo surplus household items, and moving painlessly into a more suitable space. It will also be the first comprehensive guide to the emotional passage that this winnowing process entails, providing a prescription for the internal hurdles that can easily sabotage sensible decision making.Theysoonrealized that a thirdfloor apartment (with no elevator) inhilly San Francisco wasnota good idea. ... consideredthe space they needed, thekind offloorplan and its configuration that suited them, andease of mobility approachingthehouse and within its rooms. ... A houseboat? A modular home? A flat in London or a town house in Las Vegas? Perhaps even a home on wheels? ... Whata#39;s needed next is an understanding of the most basic element of interior design: space planning.
|Title||:||Rightsizing Your Life|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2007-07-31|