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Not So Big Remodeling


Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live

Not So Big Remodeling shows you how to apply the Not So Big principles to your existing house, allowing you to discover that you don't have to build new to create a home that fits the way you really live.

Hardcover available at Amazon».

Paperback available at Amazon».

Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live

A Message from Sarah:
Not So Big Remodeling is a book that readers have been requesting for a long time—ever since the release of my first book back in 1998, in fact. Countless people have asked me things like, "We love your books, but do we have to start over and build new, or can we make our existing house not so big?" and "Can we implement any of the not so big concepts if we only have a small amount of money to spend?" The answer is an unequivocal "Yes." With a little guidance, it's possible to stay put and to remodel your existing house in a not so big way, incrementally, as time and money allow. Read more and see images from the book»

Hardcover available at Amazon».

Preorder the Paperback at Amazon».

Order from your local independent book store through IndieBound»

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

Readers' Information and Resources

Sarah would like to express her gratitude for the many talented architects and designers who contributed their projects for this book. Because the book's credits section only lists the architects' names, we're providing their full credits here:
Find out more about the architects and designers behind your favorite projects»

Share your own Not So Big Remodeling stories and post your questions and comments about the book on the Not So Big Remodeling forum.

Sarah's Office Remodeling

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own remodeling»

In the News

Not So Big Remodeling Review by Lynda Wilson.
The Owner Builder - August/September 2009

The right size for remodeling.
StarTribune - April 26, 2009

Angela Davis talks with Sarah Susanka about her book, "Not So Big Remodeling." View video.

Sarah talks about her new book, "Not So Big Remodeling" and talks about her philosophy and how it might apply to homes and homeowners in Dallas. You can listen tp this Advocate Radio podcast.

Sarah Susanka and Marc Vassallo's Not So Big Remodeling: A Review
Kitchen and Residential Design - March 18, 2009

Americans are moving on up to smaller, smarter homes
USA Today - March 17, 2009

Blog: Buzzword: Rightsizing by Daniel DiClerico
ConsumerReports.org - Feb 5, 2009

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For the Media

News Release - Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live»

Guide to Not So Big Remodeling»

Green Remodeling Tips»


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