Not So Big Remodeling
Tailoring your Home for the Way You Really LiveBook - 2009
Discusses how to evaluate, plan, and execute minor alterations to different rooms in the home which can maximize living space and improve its overall appearance.
Architect Susanka's Not So Big home remodeling philosophy, familiar from national television shows and magazines, puts emphasis on quality rather quantity, green materials, and livability. Here, she teams with co-author Vassallo to show how to employ smaller and less expensive approaches (if building an addition is your idea of less expensive) for turning an average house into a home. Susanka illustrates steps she took for remodeling her own home, then applies Not So Big principles to frequent problems with exteriors and entrances, kitchens and gathering spaces, baths, and personal spaces, with illustrated case studies of real homes. Susanka is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. Vassallo trained as an architect, and co-authored Inside the Not So Big House with Susanka. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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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.