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Not So Big Solutions for Your Homeby Sarah Susanka
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Sarah Susanka's Not So Big Solutions for Your Home explores practical design ideas that can transform any house into a great house that looks, works and feels right for the owner.
Sarah Susanka, whose previous best-selling books showed homeowners how to appreciate and create a house that is beautiful, visually expansive and reflective of how families really live, now offers readers practical, everyday design ideas on everything from selecting a site for a new home to designing a mail-sorting space. Photographs, along with over 150 drawings from Sarah Susanka's own sketchbook, illustrate practical home design ideas for everyday living.
Not So Big Solutions for Your Home is a compilation of over 30 columns written by Sarah Susanka for Fine Homebuilding magazine.
-- Makes architecture and design accessible to people who are not trained in the field
-- Provides a wide variety of practical, accessible, everyday solutions
Book News Annotation:
First written for Susanka's column in Fine Homebuilding, these pieces don't just offer tips and solutions, they teach the homeowner how to think about their house like a (really thoughtful) architect or designer would. The text is well illustrated with detailed color drawings and photographs that clearly show the various dos and don'ts described. Integrating activities within a single space is the key to Susanka's "not so big" philosophy of making a cozy home.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Offers ideas to increase usable space in a home and add warmth and character, including tips on designing a window seat, planning a recyling area, and using tile to personalize a kitchen or bathroon.
Full-color photos, along with over 150 drawings from Susanka's own sketchbook, illustrate practical home design ideas for everyday living in this compilation of over 30 columns from "Fine Homebuilding" magazine.
About the Author
Sarah Susanka is one of the leading residential architects in the United States. Her first book, "The Not So Big House," topped best-seller charts in Home and Garden categories in its first year of publication. Susanka has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Charlie Rose Show, and NPR's Diane Rehm Show. She is a former principal and founding partner of Mulfinger, Susanka, Mahady and Partners, Inc., the firm chosen by LIFE magazine to design its 1999 Dream House.
Sarah Susanka is known far and wide as the leader of a movement that has redefined the American home. She has shared her insights in many best-selling books, including The Not So Big House, the revolutionary title that started it all. Susanka has been invited to share her insights on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Charlie Rose, and HGTV; she is regularly profiled in leading shelter magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
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