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  • Author:
    Sarah Susanka
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    1600858244
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    978-1600858246
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    Taunton Press (October 2, 2012)
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    336 pages
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More big ideas from Sarah Susanka including hundreds of 'Not So Big ideas' that can beautifully and affordably transform any home. Sometimes small changes can have a big impact.

More big ideas from Sarah Susanka including hundreds of 'Not So Big ideas' that can beautifully and affordably transform any home. But many homeowners looking for more living space still insist on building expensive additions or completely rebuilding their home. In the latest groundbreaking step in the Not So Big revolution, Sarah Susanka and Marc Vassallo demonstrate how carefully chosen tweaks and simple additions can make a home seem much larger and more inviting

This remodel was featured in Sarah Susanka’s book, Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live.

This remodel was featured in Sarah Susanka’s book, Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live. Examples covered were the 174 sq. ft. excavated back entry that adds above-grade character, thick interior walls that give a sense of permanence with floor-to ceiling bookshelves, and valuable storage gained from nooks and crannies.

Susanka, Sarah; Obolensky, Kira. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Home furnishing & decoration, House maintenance, Housing & property for the individual, Space (Architecture), House Plans, Do-It-Yourself, House & Home, Home Improvement, Construction, Repair, Psychological aspects, Interior Design - General, Cleaning & Caretaking - General, Design & Construction, House & Home, General, Architecture, Domestic, Interior architecture. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio). In the latest groundbreaking step in the Not So Big revolution, Sarah Susanka and Marc Vassallo demonstrate how carefully chosen tweaks and simple additions can make a home seem much larger and more inviting

Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home to Fit the Way You Really Live (2009) ISBN 978-1-56158-827-5. How Not So Big Got So Big; Author Sarah Susanka Has Turned Small Is Beautiful Into a Cottage Industry". Washington Post (Washington, .

Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home to Fit the Way You Really Live (2009) ISBN 978-1-56158-827-5. More Not So Big Solutions for Your Home (2010) ISBN 978-1-60085-148-3. Small house movement. The Washington Post Company): pp. HOME H1.

More big ideas from Sarah Susanka including hundreds of 'Not So Big ideas that can beautifully and affordably transform any home. Not So Big Remodeling : Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live. by Sarah Susanka and Marc Vassallo.

Latest book from 'Not So Big' priestess lays out steps to take the expense, disruption out of remodeling. Sarah Susanka changed the way we think about home building with her landmark book, The Not So Big House. But not everyone, of course, has the luxury of starting from scratch. Soft-spoken Sarah Susanka wouldn't seem to be the "I told you so" type, but. well, she told you so. For more than a decade, the architect has campaigned for houses to be built smaller but better. So now Susanka and co-author Marc Vassallo are addressing existing homes with Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live.

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In the latest groundbreaking step in the "Not So Big" revolution Not So Big Remodeling, Sarah Susanka and Marc Vassallo demonstrate how carefully chosen tweaks and simple additions can make a home seem much larger and more inviting. They avoid high-end architectural solutions, focusing instead on how "Not So Big" ideas can dramatically improve even the most modest home.

item 3 Sarah Susanka And Marc Va-Not So Big Remodeling (US IMPORT) BOOK NEW -Sarah . Best-selling author, architect and cultural visionary, Sarah Susanka is leading a movement that is redefining the American home.

item 3 Sarah Susanka And Marc Va-Not So Big Remodeling (US IMPORT) BOOK NEW -Sarah Susanka And Marc Va-Not So Big Remodeling (US IMPORT) BOOK NEW. £2. 1. Her 'build better, not bigger' approach to residential design has received much media attention, with appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show and many more. Marc Vassallo trained as an architect and studied creative writing before embarking on a career in journalism.

Sometimes small changes can have a big impact. But many homeowners looking for more living space still insist on building expensive additions or completely rebuilding their home. In the latest groundbreaking step in the “Not So Big” revolution Not So Big Remodeling, Sarah Susanka and Marc Vassallo demonstrate how carefully chosen tweaks and simple additions can make a home seem much larger and more inviting.

They avoid high-end architectural solutions, focusing instead on how “Not So Big” ideas can dramatically improve even the most modest home. The authors show readers how to think like an architect, so they can accurately assess their home’s shortcomings, apply “Not So Big” principles to their remodeling plan, and phase in their project incrementally over time. With this book, Sarah Susanka once again proves that a little remodeling can go a long way.


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The same goes for this book as her "Not So Big House" book.
The rooms pictured in her book look so spacious ... because the rooms ARE big. She seldom actually admits in her books how big her rooms really are, or the square footage of her houses. She gives no numbers, but just asserts to us over and over that her houses are "not so big". Actually her remodels, with a lot of built-ins, do not make sense for a changing family that needs to reconfigure often within a small space. I can tell you that her rooms are huge compared to the ones in my 1500 sq. ft. house, which accommodates a family of four plus multi-month stays by extended family. She does not deal with the real world, like, for example, children. She goes for cuteness, like little window seats, which no one will sit in for any length of time because they are so uncomfortable. She likes the craftsman style - which is nice, but it does not fit well with the basic design of every house that someone might already own. She does not deal with real issues with small houses, for example that they also come with small yards. Not all of us can just put a window anywhere on the wall to look out on a beautiful view. It took me quite a while to figure out that her houses are not really not-so-big. What a waste of money her books were. I'd like her to give me my money back for selling under false pretenses. Don't buy these books for real construction ideas. They are really for the guilty rich who want to convince themselves that their 2000-3000-sq. ft. house is "not-so-big", and justify spending a lot of money inside it for custom built-ins that will be torn out when their current lifestyles change.
Oso
It's almost a good thing Remodeling the Not So Big House wasn't out during my remodeling project. I think I would have slept with it under my pillow! I got so much out of a different book in the series that I had to run out and get Remodeling even though my remodeling is done!

It is as well-written, organized and photographed as the other books in the series. I am an EcoBroker Certified real estate agent so I was eager to review the green chapter. I agree with Susanka that, really, the whole book is a green book. The concepts go hand in hand...less space is more green, getting more out of every inch is green, making something beautiful so it lasts is green.

The concepts from the other books carry over. The Not So Big House made such a difference in the plans for our remodel. We were feeling really stuck because the idea of the 5th bedroom that our builder and architect suggested felt so wrong to us. We learned is that if you ask someone like that how to solve a problem they will solve it with a bigger blueprint or a bigger hammer. Not So Big Hosue gives a voice and confidence to the resisting going bigger to solve problems.

There were two outcomes in our design that I directly credit to inspiration from the books. First, we have this fantastic closet that solved our problem of creating a master bedroom in about 1/3 of the space. The bonus was that it also gave us the opportunity to do a facelift on the front exterior. Second, we were trying to maximize the kitchen space. One of the options to get an island in there was to close off the entry between the kitchen and the dining room. After reading the book I realized we would essentially be cutting off 400 square feet of space as we'd never have reason to use the dining room or the living room. Instead we decided to _open_ a doorway between the dining room and the hallway and remove sliding doors between the dining room and the living room. Finally we opted for a peninsula that forces flow between the dining room and the kitchen. Wow! The dining room is now this central gathering and landing space. And, it elevated the living room to more of the grown up family room. The end result is that we use the entire first floor all day long and will probably never have to finish our basement. And all you need is two preschoolers to tell you the flow works. They zoom around as if there are two connecting figure eights in the house...the dining room/kitchen/family room loop and the dining room/living room loop. Such great energy in the house. It's amazing how the whole thing fits together, yet gives us space when we need it. And now that we are done I realize it is the soffits that make the spaces work. We didn't consciously plan them but now that things are painted and assembled so we have rooms again I can really see it in action.

We are so grateful for the insights and inspiration we were hunting for! I'm sure you will find great inspiration in Remodeling the Not So Big House as well.
Xurad
Overall, I bought this book to give me ideas for a remodel. More specifically, a kitchen remodel. What I like about this book is that it contains plenty of photos. I also like the idea that this book is designed for small modest homes, and gives the reader a chance to consider all of possabilities. if you are looking for a "how to" book this is not the item to consider purchasing. In my opinion it is essentially a primer to generate ideas for a remodel.
Burking
Referred to Sarah's collection of books when remodeling our 1800's house. Received an architectural education written for the common lay person! Thru the past decade, we've applied the principles explained in her books, and what a HUGE difference they have made in the function/comfort/appearance/coziness/healthfulness of our home! WOW!
Ttexav
We like many of the design guidelines and examples that Sarah Susanka includes in her books. We planned several years for our eventual move from a Mega Home to a 'not so big' home and the guidelines in Susanka's several books have been a big help to our planning. We have now 'lived that path' and can attest to the applicability of many of those guidelines.....
Ral
I have most of Sarah Susanka's books because I enjoy architecture in general and her writing style in particular; but this book is my favorite. I was surprised it features her own home, but from that first chapter her vision and ideas stand out. This book helps normal people with average houses and tight budgets get the most for their money. She puts function first, but her ideas are practical and enhance what you have not tease you unrealistic projects because let's face it, not everyone can afford a $50,000 kitchen makeover. Instead she explains that simply changes can offer practical solutions that make your house a home that reflects you and meets your needs. I was most impressed that she helped me prioritize projects so I can actually make progress in a time frame that works for me and with a budget I can plan handle.
Mogelv
This book was a present for my son-in-law's 40th birthday. He cracked the cover open and was immediately absorbed in its contents. He's a hands-on kind of homeowner and is seeking ideas for adapting their small 100-year-old Victorian to need the needs of their expanding family. When asked if this would help, he emphatically replied, "Yes!"