Her ideas for interior as well as exterior views, airy stairways, diagonal views, and framed openings translate well in an array of different houses appropriate to childless couples and large families, as well as hot climes in Texas and cooler regions in Vermont. There are traditional designs to fit in with Massachusetts styling and contemporary designs to adapt to California cliffs, and they range from country spaces to suburban homes to city apartments.
Susanka selected house plans that are available for sale, because her purpose is to make affordable quality housing accessible to the general public, but they're also presented as catalysts for your own designs, because the house that worked for one person might inspire the plan that would work best for you. Whether you're in the market for a new house, want pragmatic renovation ideas, or are interested in the concept of space-saving abodes from a city-planning, philosophical perspective, Susanka's book is an eye-opener and a mind-expander, providing conceptual and practical tools to assist you in planning your own livable home. --Stephanie Gold
Design ideas to make you think about what you really need in a house, how to arrange for easy comfortable living.Published 2 months ago by K. Kinney
I think Susanka produces the best books on creative, aesthetically satisfying, and very livable small house design. Read morePublished 2 months ago by L. Stewart
This book presents some dated home designs. It's difficult to get a good idea of the concepts, because the photography us t great.Published 3 months ago by Mitch
Great book; full of ideas to create the home of your dreams. Promptly shipped!Published 3 months ago by david
Love the concepts and love the book. I have all of the books by this author now as I have really enjoyed looking through them and totally agree with this author on what makes a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bradley E. Garton