Read on to get ideas for Living Room Designs, kitchen designs, bathroom designs, landscape designs, and home architecture.
This fully illustrated dictionary covers virtually all things related to architecture and home design, including design elements, equipment, tools, textiles, and architectural forms.
Dream up creative ideas of your own from this carefully curated collection of images.
View the stunning home interiors, manicured lawns, and outstanding architectural forms shown on these pages.
Then use this book to come up with your own ideas for bath, kitchen, bedroom, and Living Room Designs, or to create your Perfect Dream Home from scratch.
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by Judee Shipman
CONDUCTIVITY: The rate at which heat (or electricity) is transmitted through a material.
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CONDUIT: A metal pipe in which electrical wiring is installed. Some living room designs feature exposed conduits.
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CONE WRENCH: A type of wrench most often used in bicycle maintenance.
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CONSTRUCTION: The formation of a single structure by connecting or joining separate parts.
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CONTINUITY TESTER: A device that indicates whether or not electricity can be carried between two points.
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CONTROL JOINT: A special groove on concrete floors to help control cracking.
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CONVECTION: The process by which heated air pulls cooler air behind it.
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COOLING LOAD: The amount of cooling required to maintain a certain indoor temperature.
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COPED JOINT: A joint where the ends of two pieces are cut so they fit snugly together. Examples include the crown molding of many living room designs.
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COPING SAW: A tool used for cutting wood edges so they join cleanly a an inner corner.
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COPPER: A soft, highly conductive metal often used in construction, particularly for pipes and wiring.
In some kitchen, bathroom, and living room designs, copper is an elegant part of the design scheme.
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CORBEL: A solid stone piece that protrudes from a wall and supports a weight, as in the kitchen and living room designs shown here.
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CORE BOX BIT: A kind of drill bit used with a router.
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CORIAN: An engineered stone-like material created by the Dupont company, and used for making counter tops.
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CORNER BEAD: A strip of sheet metal fitted onto outer corners of drywall before mudding.
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CORNER BOARD: A long piece of wood or plastic trim that covers a wall's outer corners.
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CORNER BRACE: An L-shaped metal attachment that strengthens the corners of a framed structure.
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CORNER CHISEL: A chisel with an L-shaped cutting edge.
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CORNER WINDOW: Two framed windows that meet at an exterior corner. A popular element of many living room designs.
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CORNICE: A horizontally placed trim molding, often seen on windows, including in living room designs.
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CORRUGATED FASTENER: A ridged strip of steel that can be used for joining wood pieces.
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COTTAGE: A dwelling of modest proportions, traditionally found in rural areas.
Kitchen, bathroom, and living room designs for a cottage are typically planned for smaller sized rooms.
In real estate terms, a cottage often refers to a small house located behind another house on the same property. This usually involves an easement leading to the cottage.
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COUNTER FLASHING: A metal flashing typically used on roofs and chimneys.
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COUNTERFORT: A buttress built against the back of a wall.
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COUNTERSINK: A cone-shaped hole for fitting screws, or the tool used for creating such a hole.
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COUNTER TOP: A hard, finished, horizontal surface designed for frequent use and heavy work.
Shown below, this live cut wood counter top functions as a bar.
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COURSE: A horizontal row of bricks, shingles, or siding.
Shown below, exposed brick is a popular feature of living room designs.
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