Laura Jane Clark - The Handbook of Home Design

Award-winning architect Laura Jane Clark brings you inspiring architectural ideas and design solutions for updating your home without breaking the bank.

 The new book from the Your Home Made Perfect star

In this era of 'don't move, improve' and 'buy old not new', many people's homes have adapted to changing circumstances and tightening budgets. But to Laura Jane Clark, this doesn't mean you have to compromise. Whether you're longing for an extension to bring in light or trying to find a better use for neglected nooks and crannies, The Handbook of Home Design offers room plans, case studies and practical tips to regenerate and revitalise the place you call home, all without breaking the bank. Sprinkled in are anecdotes from Laura's career, covering common and unusual interior design cases, including a house that needed an economical kitchen for a multi-generational family and a single-storey home that required stairless access.

Laura Jane Clark's essential guide to modern interior design perfectly complements your budget, style and space, all for maximum comfort and enjoyment. Packed with architectural solutions and designs, this book will guide you on how to best optimise the spaces in your home without spending a fortune.

Laura Jane Clark is an architect and designer specializing in innovative renovations and new builds in a domestic setting. She is the architect presenter on BBC2's Your Home Made Perfect and has appeared regularly on C4's George Clarke's Amazing Spaces. In June 2020 she set up @sirensister, a diverse network of female architects, interior designers, stylists, horticulturalists, photographers and consultants for the TV, film and media industries.

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Friday 21st October, 10.30am


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