Flanagan's Smart Home

Flanagan's Smart Home

The 98 Essentials for Starting Out, Starting Over, Scaling Back

Book - 2008
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Purge the clutter.  Outfit your home with care: The 34 essential kitchen tools. The 9 essential cleaning and fixing products. The 13, and only 13, things a bedroom needs to make it a haven of rest and privacy. Each item has been field-tested and rated for its environmental, social, and aesthetic impact. There is high-tech: the miraculous microfiber mop, the low voltage electric blanket, the truly responsive iron. And there is low-tech: the French press coffeemaker, the can opener, and the feather duster. Practical, entertaining, opinionated, Flanagan's Smart Home is a timely remedy for the age of excess. Above all, it’s necessary. Behind the bath mat, soupspoon, sofa, and lamp lies a far deeper question: how to live.


Baker & Taylor
A practical guide to simple living presents a clutter-free "bare necessities" approach to the home that identifies essential items for the home based on their cost, aesthetic appeal, and environmental and social factors, covering the areas of sleeping, bathing, dressing, cooking, dining, entertaining, cleaning, fixing, and the home office. Original.

Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., c2008
ISBN: 9780761144601
Characteristics: viii, 216 p. : ill ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Smart home

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libbyez
Aug 14, 2012

Great book on the basics when first moving out or owning your own home. I enjoyed the author's opinions.

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Judi
Mar 27, 2009

Not at all what I expected, this little book is quite a good read. There may be parts you choose to skim over, but those you stick with are worth the time. More than just a book of tips, there's history here and genuinely good ideas, supported with facts.

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