Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Not So Big House

The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live by Sarah Susanka

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I absolutely loved this book! I first checked it out from the library and have added it to my amazon wishlist, as it's one of those I'll refer bak to over and over. The Not So Big concept is not so much about the square footage of your home, but in maximizing the usable space in it.

If you're a family that will always eat your meals in the kitchen, no matter how much you have to extend the table in your nook but are scrambling for office/studio space-why would you waste over 100 precious square feet on a formal dining room?

Not So Big House is really all about making a house a home and loving every inch of it, nomatter how big, or Not So Big, it may be.

There are a ton of ideas from this book that I'll be implementing in our new home, and I hope you find inspiration for yours in it as well.

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1 comment:

David Putnam said...

I was pleased to read your review. I hope it will encourage others to pick up "The Not So Big House". I am a custom home builder in Douglas County, Colorado. I have been encouraging my potential homeowners for years to read Sarah's book. In fact, we give each one of our clients a copy before we start working with them on their design. I likewise encourage anyone who is contemplating doing a remodel project or building a custom home to first read this book. David Putnam.