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Housing Decisions, 9th Edition

Housing Decisions, 9th Edition
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By: Evelyn L. Lewis, Ed.D. and Carolyn Turner Smith, Ph.D.

ISBN: 978-1-59070-533-9
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2006
Subject: Interior Design / Housing
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $66.64
School Price: $49.98


Housing Decisions gives your students the guidelines they will need to make wise housing choices. Illustrated with hundreds of colorful photos, the text provides information on acquiring, constructing, furnishing, and decorating a home. It also includes tips for creating pleasing interior and exterior environments.
  • Offers guidelines for obtaining a career in housing.
  • Discusses the cultural, societal, environmental, economic, and technological influences on housing.
  • Examines universal design features that meet special needs.
  • Provides information on the use of high-tech tools throughout the industry.
  • Emphasizes the use of the elements and principles of design in creating inviting environments.
  • Encourages sound decision-making and critical-thinking skills.
  • Offers a wealth of chapter review activities to help students apply text concepts.

Table of Contents

  1. Housing and Human Needs
  2. Influences on Housing
  3. Using Decision-Making Skills
  4. Choosing a Place to Live
  5. Acquiring Housing
  6. The Evolution of Exteriors
  7. Understanding House Plans
  8. House Construction
  9. The Systems Within
10. The Elements of Design
11. Using Color Effectively
12. Using the Principles of Design
13. Textiles in Todays Home
14. Creating Interior Backgrounds
15. Furniture Styles and Construction
16. Arranging and Selecting Furniture
17. Addressing Windows, Lighting, and Accessories
18. Selecting Household Appliances
19. The Outdoor Living Space and Environment
20. Keeping Your Home Safe and Secure
21. Maintaining Your Home
22. Housing for Today and Tomorrow
23. Careers in Housing
24. Preparing for Career Success

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 12 (PDF, 438 KB)
   sample Chapter 14 (PDF, 959 KB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Housing (PDF, 50 KB)
   PDF Housing & Interior Design, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 30 KB)
Fashion and Interior Design I & II, Grades 9-12
   PDF Housing & Interior Design, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 75 KB)
   PDF Aspects of Housing (PDF, 66 KB)
   PDF Interior Design (PDF, 64 KB)
   PDF Housing TEKS Correlation (PDF, 155 KB)
   PDF Interior Design TEKS Correlation (PDF, 153 KB)
Interior Design
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Evelyn L. Lewis, Ed.D. - Professor Emerita, taught 37 years in primary, secondary, and higher education. She developed curricula for the Arizona Department of Education and prepared training programs for Coconino County career education. Lewis also served Flagstaff's Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer.

Carolyn Turner Smith, Ph.D. - is Professor Emerita, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro. Currently, she serves as Adjunct Professor in Interior Design at High Point University, High Point, North Carolina, where she teaches a global issues course in international housing. Dr. Smith has taught housing and resource management at the college level, particularly for preparing students to teach courses in high school housing and interior design. Also, she has conducted research on housing for populations with special needs, residential energy efficiency, and renewable energy applications. Smith served on the board of directors as a national offi cer for the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). She is past president of the North Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and the national Housing Education and Research Association. Dr. Smith has served on the States Energy Advisory Board for the U. S. Department of Energy and on the Executive Advisory Board for the U. S. Department of Homeland Security. She serves on housing boards at the local, state, and national levels.


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