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Remodelista.com is the go-to, undisputed authority for home design enthusiasts, remodelers, architects, and designers with disposable income. The antithesis to sites that cater to all tastes, Remodelista has a singular and clearly defined aesthetic: classic pieces trump designs that are trendy and transient, and well-edited spaces take precedence over cluttered environmentRemodelista.com is the go-to, undisputed authority for home design enthusiasts, remodelers, architects, and designers with disposable income. The antithesis to sites that cater to all tastes, Remodelista has a singular and clearly defined aesthetic: classic pieces trump designs that are trendy and transient, and well-edited spaces take precedence over cluttered environments. High and low mix seamlessly here, and getting the look need not be expensive (think Design Within Reach meets Ikea). Remodelista decodes the secrets to achieving this aesthetic, with in-depth tours and lessons from 12 enviable homes; a recipe-like breakdown of the hardest-working kitchens and baths; dozens of do-it-yourself projects; The Remodelista 100, a guide to the best everyday household objects; and an in-depth look at the ins and outs of the remodeling process. In a world of design confusion, Remodelista takes the guesswork out of the process....

Title : Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home
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ISBN : 9781579655365
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400 Pages
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Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home Reviews

  • Doug
    2019-03-26 07:36

    Hold on just a moment! Catch your breath and consider my opinion that runs contrary to most of those expressed about Remodelista. I am happy for those who feel so positively about this book. But, if there are a few people in this world who think like me, I want to give them another assessment to consider before they put money or time into this thing.On the positive side, the photography by Matthew Williams is one of the few things that make this book more valuable than the BTU’s it could generate in a fireplace. Also, you would be hard pressed to find a dining table (other than the one on the cover, ironically) in this book that is not at least noteworthy, even though there is little style deviation in the lot of them. And, well, okay, about 10 percent of what is presented is useful and perhaps novel. But there is a lot of painful and pretentious fertilizer to comb through in order to get at the useful and functional. I can’t help but feel bad for the rich people in this book who abused themselves or got abused by their designers and architects. I sense that they invested so heavily (emotionally and financially) in their homes that they can’t allow themselves to honestly assess the return on their investment relative to a metaphorical index fund.Try taking an objective look at each design. Place yourself in the home. Imagine cooking breakfast, reading on the sofa, raising children, hosting friends and family, or living your senior years in any of these places. Good design considers all of this and much more, and it delivers the goods with artistry, style and grace. If you don’t demand that for yourself and of the professionals that you hire, then perhaps you will love this book. To go even further, think about costs, environmental impact, maintenance, cleaning. They really miss the mark in that light. Many of these designs are cluttered 10 minute doodles brought to life.Two examples from the book that I will mention are the 1,400 pound bathtub (as I imagine this to be the home of Justin Bieber) on page 253, and the outdoor shower on page 10 that is accessed by climbing through a tall window, as opposed to say . . . a door! (Think Green Acres.) These are not the worst offenses in the book but exemplify designs that are ridiculous and weak. Even if the window is an attempt to circumvent building code, it is lazy, not inventive.Thinking of the designs in this book as food, they would taste like kale and have the nutritional value of doughnuts topped with salty caramel ice cream. There are people who will pay for such food, eat it, and say that they enjoyed it. But that doesn’t help me with my life. By this point you should have a feel for my line of thinking. If you think along the same lines, then find yourself a different dish. Otherwise, dig in and enjoy.

  • Rebecca
    2019-04-10 04:24

    It was fun to look at the pictures, but it costs a lot of money to look this austere and industrial, when really I prefer cottage/bohemian/thrift store.

  • Ashley
    2019-04-03 01:22

    There are some interesting ideas in the book (especially if you have a large disposable income). Let me sum it up for you: everything in your house should be white, banish anything plastic, and make sure all of your (Edison) light bulbs are exposed. Now you have a designer home!

  • Emily
    2019-03-25 06:29

    Did my husband and I laugh at the $200 drawer pull? Yes. Did I roll my eyes at the thought of stepping through a window to an outdoor shower (which, btw, should come with a warning: consuming alcohol before using this shower may result in broken appendages)? Yes. Did love this book anyway. Yes. Even if I can't afford to copy the interiors of these homes (and who would want to eschew their personal taste in favor of copying someone else's?), and even if some of the designs are less than ideal for everyday use, the bulk of the collection is sound and offers inspiration, which is what I took away from it.

  • Bekka
    2019-04-14 09:17

    Thanks to Netgalley.com and Artisan Publishers for early access to this title.4 1/2 stars - This book is so much my style! I'm already in love with their website, and this book is a great companion and compilation of their best ideas. I loved the ideas presented, and how the chapters were organized. The double page spreads were nice as well. Following presentation of already decorated homes are great ideas for DIY projects and favorite items of the Remodelista team. There's an extensive list of suppliers and favorite stores, and a well-compiled index to help you find that one lamp you were looking for. I hope they do a Gardenista book soon!

  • Megan
    2019-04-07 09:34

    Eye candy. Thoroughly enjoyed paging through this book, even though many of the design elements were unattainable to me. The aesthetics and style is minimal, modern, and rustic. I feel this book can be enjoyed if viewed as an inspiration piece only, not a DIY manual because it's light on details. The index at the back is super helpful and something I will refer to for sourcing home goods and / or design elements in the future.

  • Sarah
    2019-04-03 01:42

    When a 300 square foot bedroom was referred to as small in the first chapter, I paused, but decided to keep going. But I couldn't get past the $200 doorknobs a few pages on. I just couldn't relate.(I'm curious; does it get frustrating to only be allowed to own books with cream covers, or do these folks have secret hidden bookshelves where they keep the ones that don't fit with their color scheme?)

  • Book Him Danno
    2019-04-10 08:24

    I had high hopes for this book but it fell short for those who live on a very tight budge and want to make the dollar go a very long way and still make there home look stunning.The photos are beautiful and undeniable amazing to look though even in a PDF file I was in awe of the amazing photos. At one point I found myself laughing when it mention a 300 sqf bedroom as small. My first apartment was 300 spf. I found quickly that this wasn't a book for my budget at all. Instead it was for the dream home we all know we want but will never have.I loved the paint colors but nothing was taken into accountable a mother with 4 young children or grandparents who want to have there grand children enjoy there home.While it is beautiful this book and ideas a not idealist for those on budgets with families.Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Artisan for the advance copy.

  • James Eckman
    2019-04-12 07:32

    The first half of this book consists of remodeled homes, some of which are of the too much white with no furniture vastly oversized house school, but not all, some interesting ideas in here. This is followed by a section on areas like the kitchen. The next section is some DIY and on the cheap methods of decoration. Then there's a very weird list of 100 favorite items that includes things like Fiskars scissors. Lastly the book wraps up with some decent advice and a resource list.Since the book gives low end as well as high end examples of remodeling, it's above average for this sort of book. A decent read but not a keeper, skimming their website might be better.

  • Kelly
    2019-04-16 08:38

    I found that the homeowners featured seemed somewhat pretentious... I don't know what I was expecting but I was surprised to read some of the content. It is a bit sad, for example, if they really consider their spaces "small". The book did offer me some inspiration but mainly in a day dreaming kind of way... all up it is a bit minimal for my taste, more like an architects look-book vs a decorators or bloggers take on things. It is nicely layed out, but I wasn't really in a hurry to finish reading it as it didn't captivate me.

  • Ambur Taft
    2019-03-22 06:27

    So many fantastic ideas...love the huge "reduce, reuse, recycle" mentality and also the new mixed with old - anything goes but mostly in an organized sense. The "Design Ideas" section is my favorite, so much genius with such simple things (most of it can be found around your house already or cheap at thrift stores) and easy fixes.And all of the things in The Remodelista 100 are well worth the money or some can be diy much cheaper.

  • Lexi Wright
    2019-04-20 08:40

    Remodelista.com was a favorite site of my publishing/ career/ design/ funtimes mentor, the inimitable writer and editor, Carol Sheehan.I missed her a lot while paging through these classic spaces that don't take themselves too seriously. Think I'll buy this one.

  • Meghan
    2019-04-17 07:34

    Meh- designs are limited and tips are uninspiring. I don’t think the Remodelista series is for me.

  • Shimona Hirchberg
    2019-04-04 06:27

    great book! lots of ideas to implement, window shopping/browsing to do ;)

  • Tori Fritz
    2019-03-21 08:18

    Pretty spaces, somewhat helpful info.

  • Kendra
    2019-04-04 08:35

    Minimalist decorating porn

  • Terri
    2019-03-25 04:45

    If you love the look of Restoration Hardware but, for the love of God, wish there were just one more color besides griege in the photos, this is the book for you. I am a huge fan of RH but I do long for a little color, a little pop to make the statement; Julie Carlson adds that.Her look is clean, cozily sparse, and yes, with just a splash of color; a bright yellow velvet chair in a sedate bedroom, a hot pink trim on the dining chairs, books lined up with colored dust jackets. bright salmon baroque mirror. "A room full of neutrals needs a disciplined dose of color. Think throw pillows, textiles, ceramics, and artwork in vibrant shades."Carlista has 10 rules to live by; I would do well to print them off and live by them for an edited homey design.

  • Jan Polep
    2019-04-17 08:36

    Since I'm not in the market to remodel a house, my idea was to glean unique ways to repurpose household items and other building materials in weird and wonderful ways. Wait til you see the shower on the outside deck accessed through a bathroom window, the concealed shower door, push button switches, the rolling ladders to access loft beds, leather handles on kitchen cabinets, and hallway doors that turn small spaces into closets inside bathrooms. Eat your Wheaties before attempting to read this tome as it is HEAVY!

  • Joyce
    2019-04-04 02:44

    Beautiful photos of rooms with a pared down aesthetic yet still has raw edges and personality. Love this quirky imperfection. Many vignettes could be reproducible in some form in my own home - a mix of wood and white with a glass cloche on top or a small picture and a collection of miniature vases above the sink. Even though the bones of my home are not as nice as those in the book I am still inspired by these photos to let my personality show through in my home.

  • Manintheboat
    2019-04-20 07:25

    This holds little value for a middle class person with a collection of blue octopus paintings....The section on remodeling is laughable (I've remodeled much of my own home, by hand). In this book remodeling doesn't involve power tools or crying, just moving out and writing checks. The times when I've paid people for things I couldn't do (masonry); it still involved crying, power tools, and check writing.It gets one extra star for the cute cat picture on the back.

  • Paula
    2019-04-17 09:46

    Received as a copy from NetGalley.I was impressed with the book. It wasn't your average coffee table book. The chapters were well laid out. Information was presented in a clear, concise manner. Pictures illustrated the text well and gave raise to new ideas on how to decorate my home. There was something for all types of tastes and styles as well as a list of resources on how to recreate the look. Definitely worth a look.

  • romney
    2019-04-18 03:38

    A pretty supplement to the Redmodelista blog. Mostly it covers particular houses in detail, with a guide to doing up your own place and a list of their favourite products. Lovely to look at, though the houses become a bit samey by the end - off-white internal walls, off-black external paintwork + gorgeous natural materials. Very scandinavian, modern design. Somewhat minimalist. I'd like my house to look like this!

  • Hannah
    2019-03-23 03:36

    I love the designs in this book. They are beautiful and captivating. The spaces look elegant but inviting. The second half of the book has a collection of kitchen and bathroom ideas, followed by important tips for any quest in renovation. If you are embarking on a home improvement project, check this first.

  • D
    2019-04-03 06:20

    2 starsa VERY brief paragraph listing of some of the basics of undertaking home remodel. the cursory advice and explanations will be necessary but not sufficient for the absolute beginner and will do next to nothing for folks looking for in-depth remodeling advice, inspiration, and direction.i read the electronic copy, and there were, disappointingly, no photographs.

  • Nicholle
    2019-04-02 08:36

    Beautiful, well-curated, inspiring, but so unrealistic. I'm not sure if $200 doorknobs are ever a worthy investment. Also, it seemed like every feature was just a slightly different version of the same idea - white, minimal, Scandinavian, cold.

  • Heaether
    2019-04-15 01:23

    Wow this book was amazing - I kid you not, halfway through I got up and moved furniture and rearranged my dining room. Very inspiring and very unique!!!update...I read the galley in October and now that it is published proper read it again this month. Awesome book!

  • Elese
    2019-04-18 05:40

    As far as home interior books go, this one is gorgeous to page through. It goes without saying that the people in this book are living lives very different from my own, full of spare white rooms, with effortlessly arranged esoteric collections.

  • Wendy
    2019-03-23 01:22

    Lots of cool photos and good ideas, but it's really meant for rich people. In fact, I couldn't stop singing "If I had a million dollars" by the Barenaked Ladies the whole time I read it. Looked up a few of their favorite items, including some adorable linen tea towels that sell for $220. Wha...?!

  • Leanda
    2019-04-19 03:42

    I really enjoyed looking at the pictures of the different interiors. The remodeling how-to section at the back of the book looks like it would be very helpful. This section includes various remodeling tips like how to creation a realistic budget, where to splurge and where to save, etc.

  • Teresa
    2019-04-03 05:39

    Another book I had the opportunity to actually view in hardback as opposed to ebook. Beautiful photography and chock full of good ideas and websites to try. I went ahead and added it to my Wishlist since I do have a birthday coming up.