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English House Interiors

General Principles. The interior should be designed so that it may be as perfect as possible from a sanitary point of view, for surely the health of those occupying the house should be considered before everything else, although many interiors are apparently carried out with little regard to this most important point.

Having satisfied this requirement the interior should then be treated so that it will satisfy and appeal to the artistic taste of the owner and his family.

It is difficult to imagine why rooms of a greater height than eight feet six inches or nine feet should be necessary for the smaller class of country house, for they are not necessary from a hygienic point of view, yet money is often needlessly thrown away in constructing rooms of excessive height, which militates against the long and low principle in design referred to in Exterior House Design.

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