Better Houses, Better Living helps home owners and home buyers by explaining the basics of home design and building from a user's perspective. Ferguson clearly and succinctly details what makes a house "user-friendly" and a better place to live by focusing on practicality instead of just feeling and looks. The book includes over 500 graphics including 462 photographs that clearly show each element that is discussed. There are also 142 Internet Resources where people can go for more information. A referenced website has hot-links to these Internet Resource listings making them easier to access. And there are 8 Supplements which will be a real bonus to the reader, offering scads of additional information.