Space planning for converting under utilized areas of the home into family living space

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Patricia Finger Avram (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Jane H. Crow

Abstract: Over the years families have often adapted to available housing space instead of adapting spatial arrangements to particular needs of family members. New concepts of space use and alternate spatial arrangements in the home are often necessary to meet overall human needs. This study was undertaken to present information on the conversion of under utilized spaces in the home such as garages, porches, attics and basements into family living spaces. Pertinent literature relating to space planning and home improvement was reviewed. A survey was made of current space conversions in the Winston-Salem, Forsyth County area. Information on family space needs and the methods and considerations of gaining more living space were summarized. A slide series with accompanying script was developed as an educational aid.

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Language: English
Date: 1976

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