Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live while the title for latest book from the talented and renowned architect by Sarah Susanka is also one of project specialties and part of the way we think at my company Paradigm Projects, Ltd..
Many of us in the trades first took notice of Sarah Susanka ten years ago with the release of her now seminal book The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live and saw it spark a movement in a direction away from the over-sized ‘McMansion’ direction that so many builders anxious to make money selling square feet over quality were pushing on the market in the late nineties and the first part of this century.
With the downturn of the housing market in 2008 a lot of people find themselves now thinking of remodeling rather than buying or building expansive new homes.
Sarah Susanka is famous for having said “build better, not bigger” and while we have longed believed in that sentiment that thinking is particularly relevant today and looking ahead into the future.
The book is packed with ideas and inspiration that can help the homeowner in identifying the small things we can do that deliver the greatest bang for the buck and have the most visual and aesthetic impact.
"It is my fervent hope that you’ll discover that the house of your dreams is actually hiding right where you live today." — Sarah Susanka, Not So Big Remodeling
Susanka is the author of eight books that collectively evoke the “not so big” approach.