The Not So Big House
A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live
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Not So Big House by Sarah Susanka
Book DescriptionTen years ago, Sarah Susanka started a revolution in home design with a deceptively simple message: quality should always come before quantity. Now, the book that celebrated that bold declaration is back in this special 10th anniversary edition featuring a new introduction and 16 additional pages that explore three new homes. Nearly a quarter-million people bought this ground-breaking book when it was published in Fall 1998. Since then, the book's simple message -- that quality should come before quantity -- has started a movement in home design. Homeowners now know to expect more. And the people responsible for building our homes have also gotten the message. Architects and builders around the country report clients showing up with dog-eared copies of The Not So Big House , pages marked to a favorite section. Why are we drawn more to smaller, more personal spaces than to larger, more expansive ones? Why do we spend more time in the kitchen than we do in the formal dining room? The Not So Big House proposes clear, workable guidelines for creating homes that serve both our spiritual needs and our material requirements, whether for a couple with no children, a family, empty nesters, or one person alone. In 1999, Sarah Susanka was then architect and principal with Mulfinger, Susanka, Mahady & Partners, the firm selected to design the 1999 Life Dream House brought Frank Lloyd Wright's same common-sense, human-scale design principles to our generation. Consider which rooms in your house you use and enjoy most, and you have a sense of the essential principles of The Not So Big House . Whether you seek comfort and calm or activity and energy at home, The Not So Big House offers a place for every mood.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781600850479
(259mm x 261mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Taunton Press Inc
Publisher: Taunton Press Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sarah Susanka
Not So Big Remodeling, Paperback (November 2012)
Shows the reader how to think like an architect so they can accurately assess their home's shortcomings. In this title, the author demonstrates how carefully chosen tweaks and simple additions can make a home seem much larger and more inviting.
More Not So Big Solutions for Your Home, Paperback (June 2010)
Suitable for Homeowners, this collection of articles covers topics ranging from how to use colour and unify an interior with trim to designing a laundry room that works. It poses, and answers, such questions as 'How much space do you really need?'
Not So Big House, Paperback (September 2009)
Suitable for homeowners and builders, this title features guidance that emphasises the use of quality not quantity. It shows how to create a house that emphasises comfort, beauty and a high level of detail.
Outside the Not So Big House, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by Sarah Susanka
Offers a source of design advice about making the indoors and outdoors work together. This title teaches us how to think in a new way about designing our outdoor spaces - so they are in keeping with our interior ones. It gives language to design concepts that unify home and landscape.
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