"Grand Designs" provides inspiration and information to anyone thinking of taking on the challge of building their own house. During the 1990s architects and designers have increasingly called for us to change our houses to reflect the way we live, exchanging poky kitchens for larger living spaces, having more room than one bathroom and taking the surrounding environment into our plans. What better way of accomadating such demands than by designing and building your own home, creating a living space suited to your changing lifestyle? This aspirational book not only provides a guide to the series, it illustrates the increasingly fashionable desire to design and build a home of one's own.
Kevin McCloud is best known as presenter of Channel 4's BAFTA-nominated 'Grand Designs', now in its tenth series. He writes books and articles about decoration, design, lighting and colour, and is editor-at-large of Grand Designs magazine. In addition, Kevin is a product and lighting designer and has produced ranges of furniture, lighting and tableware for high street names.