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 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
If you already bought the first book though, idea-wise there isn't much more here.
Sarah Susanka, an architect orginally based in Minnesota, has written an extremely valuable book about creating comfortable living space in a small house.
As I read this book, I found some ideas that will be very useful in designing my small handcrafted log home.
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 9 days ago by Mitch
Great book; full of ideas to create the home of your dreams. Promptly shipped!Published 22 days 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 1 month ago by Bradley E. Garton
I own all of Sarah Susanka's books and dearly love them. This book in particular has inspired my use of space in the home we have and in the ideas for a future home. Read morePublished 6 months ago by K. Ann Seeton
I just could not get into this book. I was looking for design ideas and didn't find any. And I wasn't inspired by it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Grace Catledge
The take away from this books, for me, was that we can make much better use of space, and enjoy and feel more comfortable in our space if we consciously attend to not only the with... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jane
Thought this book might be a great inspiration during our planning for addition to house, and to maximize the remaining spaces. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Carole Kastler Camelot Design