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Home Storage Idea Book

Home Storage Idea Book
by Joanne Kellar Bouknight

Taunton Press: 2002
Hardback, 186 pp., $29.95
ISBN 1-56158-526-2

     As an "idea book," this one is appropriately named. It is a full-color picture book of attractive and efficient in-home storage solutions. There are no plans or product listings or construction advice, just page after page of great ideas represented in use, the way things really work.
     Divided by areas within homes, these ideas cover storage in entryways, kitchens, living spaces, work spaces, bedrooms, closets and bathrooms. Under-stair storage, divider wall storage, mud room storage and pantry storage, are just a few of the areas covered.
     There are alternative suggestions for both interior remodeling and add-ons, free-standing storage and built-ins. Home offices, computer stations and home libraries are shown in existing home settings. How to showcase art or collectibles is covered, as well as a variety of entertainment centers, window seats, and his and her closets.
     Large, full color photography makes this volume an entertaining dream book, with methods to organize the home for nearly any lifestyle.

. . . Barb Siddiqui