Residential Interior Design

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2016-04-25
  • Publisher: Wiley

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A practical approach to planning residential spaces

Residential Interior Design: A Guide To Planning Spaces is the industry-standard reference for all aspects of residential space planning, with a practical focus on accessible design, ergonomics, and how building systems affect each space. This new third edition has been updated with the most recent code information, including the 2015 International Residential Code and the International Green Construction Code, and new content on remodeling. Packed with hundreds of drawings and photographs, this book illustrates a step-by-step approach to design that applies to any residential space, and ensures that the most important factors are weighted heavily in the decision making process. Daily use is a major consideration, and the authors explore the minimum amount of space each room requires to function appropriately while examining the host of additional factors that impact bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, and more. Detailed information about accessibility is included in each chapter, making this book a reliable design reference for "aging in place" and universal design. The new companion website features teaching tools and a variety of learning supplements that help reinforce the material covered.

Interior design is a fundamental component of a residential space, and a required skill for architecture and design professionals. This book is a complete reference on all aspects of residential design, and the factors that make a space "work."

  • Design spaces with primary consideration of daily use
  • Account for building systems, accessibility, human factors, and more
  • Get up to date on the latest residential interior building codes
  • Plan interiors for any home, any style, and any budget

Designing a residential interior is about more than choosing paint colors and furniture—it's about people, and how they interact and use the space. It's about shaping the space to conform to its function in the best possible way. Residential Interior Design provides clear, comprehensive guidance on getting it right every time.

Author Biography

MAUREEN MITTON is a designer, author, and award-winning educator on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She is NCIDQ qualified, a Certified Interior Designer, and the author of Interior Design Visual Presentation and Portfolios for Interior Designers.

COURTNEY NYSTUEN is an architect and educator, having taught architectural design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout for over thirty years. A member emeriti of the AIA, he has designed and consulted on a wide range of residential, commercial, and institutional projects from custom millwork to master plans.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Chapter 1

Introduction 1

What This Book Is About 1

An Overview: Quality and Quantity 1

Human Behavior and Housing 2

An Overview of Chapter Topics 5

Ergonomics and Required Clearances 12

Organizational Flow 12

Related Codes and Constraints 13

Electrical and Mechanical 15

Lighting 16

Visual Thinking and Basic Design Graphics 21

Orthographic Projections 22

References 27

Chapter 2

Entrances and Circulation Spaces 29

Introduction 29

Foyer and Entry Areas 30

Vertical Movement 34

Ergonomics and Required Clearances 38

Organizational Flow 42

Related Codes and Constraints 46

Electrical and Mechanical 49

Lighting 49

References 50

Chapter 3

Social and Leisure Spaces 51

Introduction 51

Ergonomics and Required Clearances 55

Organizational Flow 56

Related Codes and Constraints 62

Electrical and Mechanical 62

Lighting 63

References 65

Chapter 4

Kitchens 66

Introduction 66

Getting Started 67

Organizational Flow 70

Introducing the “Major Preparation Work Area” 71

Fixtures and Appliances 73

Sinks 74

Faucets 77

Garbage Disposers 79

Dishwashers 79

Ranges 80

Cooktops 82

Wall Ovens 83

Microwave Ovens 84

Refrigerators 85

Trash Compactors 87

Ergonomics and Required Clearances 87

Work Counters and Cabinets 87

Sinks 92

Dishwashers 94

Ranges and Cooktops 94

Ventilation 95

Ovens and Microwaves 95

Refrigerators 98

Kitchen Storage and Cabinetry 98

More on Cabinets and Built-In Storage 101

The Pantry 108

Related Codes and Constraints 109

Electrical and Mechanical 110

Lighting 111

Prototype Kitchen Illustrations 115

References 124

Chapter 5

Bedrooms 126

Introduction 126

Ergonomics and Required Clearances 129

Organizational Flow 133

Electrical and Mechanical 143

Lighting 146

References 147

Chapter 6

Bathrooms 148

Introduction 148

Fixtures 152

Toilets 152

Urinals 153

Bidets 153

Sinks (Also Known as Lavatories) 154

Faucets 158

Bathtubs 158

Soaking and Whirlpool Tubs 160

Showers 163

Storage and Cabinetry 167

Ergonomics and Required Clearances 170

Organizational Flow 176

Related Codes and Constraints 179

Electrical and Mechanical 184

Lighting 185

References 187

Chapter 7

Utility and Work Spaces 188

Introduction: Types of Utility and Work Spaces 188

Garages, Equipment Rooms, and Hobby Spaces 188

Laundry Spaces 188

Mudrooms 189

Home Office/Work Spaces 190

Home Gyms and Exercise Equipment 192

Appliances 193

Ergonomics and Required Clearances 194

Organizational Flow 196

Related Codes and Constraints 196

Electrical and Mechanical 197

Lighting 198

References 201

Chapter 8

Sample Project and Related Drawings 202

Sample Project Scenario/Problem Statement 202

Sample Project Design Drawings 203

Diagrams 203

Preliminary Orthographic Projection Drawings 203

References 222

Chapter 9

Basic Light Frame Residential Construction 223

Standard Residential Building Platform Types 223

Basic Wood Frame Construction 223

Plumbing 224

Doors and Windows 224

Doors 224

Windows 229

Roof Types and Styles 232

Fireplaces and Stoves 232

References 237

Chapter 10

Notes on Remodeling 238

Introduction 238

Assessment Phase 240

Design Phase 241

Selection and Construction 242

Budgeting and Return on Investment 242

Organizational Flow, Ergonomics, and Required Clearances 244

Zoning and Building Codes 244

References 245

Appendix A

IGCC, LEED, and Sustainability/ Green Design Certifying Programs, Agencies, and Associations 246

Appendix B

ANSI/Fair Housing Bathrooms and Kitchens 248

Appendix C

Seated Wheelchair Dimensions 253

Appendix D

Wheelchair Transfer and Clear Floor Space at Toilet Fixtures 254

Appendix E

Outdoor, Secondary, and Compact Kitchens 256

Appendix F

European Cabinets 258

Appendix G

Seated and Standing Work Surfaces and Desks 260

Index 263

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