The Handbook of Home Design: An Architect’s Blueprint for Shaping your Home
Laura Jane Clark brings you inspiring architectural ideas and design solutions for updating your home without breaking the bank.
Architectural solutions & designs to optimize the spaces in your home without spending a fortune.
Architect Laura Jane Clark, from the BBC and Netflix smash-hit series Your Home Made Perfect, has spent over 15 years designing, remodeling, and building homes with budgets that range from modest to enormous. THE HANDBOOK OF HOME DESIGN distils Laura's wealth of experience and enthusiasm giving you an accessible yet detailed guide to design, empowering you with the tools and knowledge to shape your home how you want.
Throughout your home design journey, whether large or small, Laura takes you each step of the way from understanding your home, reading a plan and writing a brief, right through to sketching your own design and having the confidence to get what you want on the building site. Packed full of tips and tricks, inspiration and technical know-how, THE HANDBOOK OF HOME DESIGN is like having Laura by your side, showing you how to design practical yet beautiful spaces, get more storage into your life and create the home of your dreams.
Laura Jane Clark wants to democratize the whole concept of residential architectural design and empower you to redesign your spaces by giving you the language and ability to confidently communicate your vision, get the most out of your design and ultimately love your finished home. Whether you are a long-term homeowner, first-time buyer or simply visualizing your dream space, no matter what your budget is, this unique insight into Laura's process allows you to achieve both the design you want and the home you need.
About the Author
Laura Jane Clark is an architect and designer specializing in innovative home design, renovation and new-build houses. Cutting her teeth as a laborer on construction sites when she was an architect student, Laura's passion and understanding for building and making shines through in her work. As one of the architect presenters on BBC's Your Home Made Perfect, Laura started her television career when she was featured on the first ever episode of Channel 4's George Clarke's Amazing Spaces with her Crystal Palace underground-toilet conversion and then regularly featured on the series, as well as on Shed of the Year and Ugly House to Lovely House. In 2020, Laura founded Siren Sister (@sirensister), uniting a diverse network of female architects, interior designers, artists and stylists to bring more representation to our screens and media.