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Books and Articles by Sarah

The Not So Big House:
A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live –
10th Anniversary Edition

Sarah Susanka's best-selling first book, The Not So Big House has given homeowners the language they need to ask for the house that they want: a house that values quality over quantity and that emphasizes comfort, beauty, and a high level of detail. This 10th anniversary edition features a new cover, a new introduction and a new chapter.

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Books

Not So Big House The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live – 10th Anniversary Edition (hardcover & paperback)
(Taunton, 2008)
Sarah's best-selling first book, The Not So Big House has given homeowners the language they need to ask for the house that they want. This 10th anniversary edition features a new cover, a new introduction and a new chapter.
Hardcover available at Amazon.com»
Paperback available at Amazon.com»

Sarah talks about the new edition:
Video: Sarah Susanka and her Not So Big Revolution»
Creating the Not So Big House Creating the Not So Big House: Insights and Ideas for the New American Home (hardcover & paperback)
(Taunton, 2000)
Building on the groundbreaking principles of The Not So Big House, Creating the Not So Big House is the blueprint in action. Focusing on key design strategies, this book takes an up-close look at 25 houses designed according to Not So Big principles.
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More Not So Big Solutions for Your Home More Not So Big Solutions for Your Home (paperback)
(Taunton, 2010)
This new book is a collection of articles that Sarah wrote and illustrated originally for Inspired House Magazine. With attainable home improvements such as how to use color, how to unify an interior with trim, and how to design a laundry room that works, this compilation is packed with highly detailed and practical solutions to everyday home design challenges.
View Table of Contents»
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Not So Big Remodeling Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live (hardcover & paperback)
(Taunton, 2009)
This new look at your old house helps readers think like an architect, offering room-by-room considerations to help homeowners add character to their homes while getting maximum livability from the existing square footage.
Hardcover available at Amazon»
Paperback available at Amazon»
Not So Big Life The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters (hardcover)
(Random House, 2007)
Sarah's Not So Big House series shows us how to change our lives by fully inhabiting our homes. The Not So Big Life takes this philosophy a giant step further, showing us how to change the way we live by fully inhabiting each moment of our lives.
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Kindle version at Amazon.com»
Audio Book available at Amazon.com.
E-book available at Random House.
Not So Big Life The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters (paperback)
(Random House, 2007)
Sarah's Not So Big House series shows us how to change our lives by fully inhabiting our homes. The Not So Big Life takes this philosophy a giant step further, showing us how to change the way we live by fully inhabiting each moment of our lives.
Paperback available at Amazon.com»
The Not So Big House The Not So Big House: A Blueprint For the Way We Really Live (hardcover)
(Taunton 1998)
Sarah's best-selling first book, The Not So Big House has given homeowners the language they need to ask for what they want: a house that values quality over quantity and that emphasizes comfort, beauty, and a high level of detail.
Hardcover available at Amazon.com»
Paperback available at Amazon.com»
Home by Design Home By Design: Transforming Your House Into Home (hardcover & paperback)
(Taunton, 2004)
A guide to what underlies style, and an exploration of the principles that transform an ordinary house into home, this book is an illustrated dictionary of the architectural concepts that make a Not So Big house sing.
Hardcover available at Amazon.com»
Paperback available at Amazon.com»
eBook available at Taunton Store»
The Not So Big House Collection The Not So Big House Collection (hardcover & paperback)
(Taunton)
Includes The Not So Big House 10th Anniversary Edition and Creating the Not So Big House. These two volumes offer all of Sarah Susanka's trendsetting architectural ideas in one slipcase set. A terrific gift idea.
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Inside The Not So Big House Inside The Not So Big House: Discovering the Details That Bring a Home to Life (hardcover & paperback)
(Taunton, 2005)
Sarah and Marc Vassallo focus their lens on the tangible and sometimes intangible details that bring an otherwise ordinary home to life. From Rhode Island to San Diego, the 23 homes featured illustrate exceptional attention to detail.
View floorplans from Inside The Not So Big House»
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eBook available at Taunton Store»
Outside The Not So Big House Outside The Not So Big House: Creating the Landscape of Home (hardcover & paperback)
(Taunton, 2006)
Julie Moir Messervy and Sarah Susanka team up to reveal how to bring house and garden into perfect harmony. In Outside the Not So Big House, Julie and Sarah teach you everything you need to know about the design concepts essential to extending your home beyond its four walls.
Read the Introduction»
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Kindle version available at Amazon.com»
eBook available at Taunton Store»
Not So Big Solutions Not So Big Solutions For Your Home (paperback)
(Taunton, 2002)
With practical and achievable answers for a range of household challenges, this collection of the best of Sarah's Fine Homebuilding articles is a "training manual" for people who want to learn how to tailor their homes to fit their lifestyles.
Paperback available at Amazon.com»
Kindle version available at Amazon.com»
eBook available at Taunton Store»

DVDs

The Not So Big House: Home By Design DVD
Whether you draw inspiration from the 650 square foot apartment or the elegant farmhouse, all the houses featured on this program offer ideas that can help you transform your house, condo, or apartment into the home you've always wanted. Read more»

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Articles

Here are a few articles by Sarah which explore the concepts of designing and building Not So Big.

From Smaller Houses to Smaller Neighborhoods, Fine Home Building Magazine

"Home Sweet Home," an essay written for amazon.com

"Detailing the Not So Big House," ArchitectureWeek.com

"Big Ideas Behind Not So Big Houses," ArchitectureWeek.com

 

Newsletters and Minazines

2012

Minazine Special Edition: The Not So Big Showhouse in Libertyville, IL

2011

Not So Big Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

You're Invited! Join Sarah for the Not So Big Showhouse Grand Opening

Sarah Unveils the Design of the SchoolStreet Not So Big Showhouse

2010

About the Next Not So Big Showhouse

A Look Back and a Look Ahead

2009

Not So Big Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

Newsflash: Sarah Susanka to Appear on the Today Show

Hot Off the Press: Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live.

2008

December 2008 Minizine: A Not So Big Sensibility for this Holiday Season.

Weaving Not So Big House and Life into a Minizine

2007

The Not So Big House Public Television Special Airdates - August 2007

Coming This Summer and Fall: Not So Big House Public Television Special


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