by Carole R., March 26, 2009 11:40 AM
Sarah Susanka is a design savant. Described as "the J. K. Rowling of home design books," Susanka has indeed created a media empire that champions small, well-built houses instead of ostentatious McMansions. Her previous books explain how to build new houses to fit your life within a small footprint. But not many of us can afford to build new houses; we already live in small places that we like, but that need improvements. Susanka's latest book, Not So Big Remodeling, fills that need perfectly. Packed with color photos and illustrations, she illustrates many of the architectural "patterns" that Christopher Alexander's A Pattern Language made famous 25 years ago. No wonder her books sell like hotcakes.