The compactinteriors of canal boats require careful planning to make the best use of the small space available. This book guides readers through all the factors that need to be considered to enable them to design a layout that best meets their accommodation needs. The book provides ideas, inspiration and technical solutions for the design of accommodation in a canal boat. It will help owners to plan a new boat or to modify and improve an existing one. There are lots of ideas for maximising the available space, and photographs of boat interiors help the reader to visualise how different solutions would look. Part One looks at the design of individual areas in a narrowboat, examines the space needed for each activity, the pros and cons of each option and how the design of one area can affect another. In Part Two, 18 carefully selected case studies look at how the designer has tackled each aspect of the boat's layout. Chosen to represent many boat types, each case study includes a layout plan and photographs. Based upon 'Going to Plan', a popular series of articles published in Waterways World, Britain's best-selling inland waterway magazine.