The Not So Big Life

The Not So Big Life

Now, in The Not So Big Life, Susanka takes her revolutionary philosophy to another dimension by showing us a new way to inhabit our lives.

Author: Sarah Susanka

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588366122

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Have you ever found yourself asking, “Is this all there is to life?” Or wondering if this bigger life you have created is actually a better life? And do you wonder how it all got so out of control? In her groundbreaking bestseller The Not So Big House, architect Sarah Susanka showed us a new way to inhabit our houses by creating homes that were better–not bigger. Now, in The Not So Big Life, Susanka takes her revolutionary philosophy to another dimension by showing us a new way to inhabit our lives. Most of us have lives that are as cluttered with unwanted obligations as our attics are cluttered with things. The bigger-is-better idea that triggered the explosion of McMansions has spilled over to give us McLives. For many of us, our ability to find the time to do what we want to do has come to a grinding halt. Now we barely have time to take a breath before making the next call on our cell phone, while at the same time messaging someone else on our Blackberry. Our schedules are chaotic and overcommitted, leaving us so stressed that we are numb, yet we wonder why we cannot fall asleep at night. In The Not So Big Life, Susanka shows us that it is possible to take our finger off the fast-forward button, and to our surprise we find how effortless and rewarding this change can be. We do not have to lead a monastic life or give up the things we love. In fact, the real joy of leading a not so big life is discovering that the life we love has been there the entire time. Through simple exercises and inspiring stories, Susanka shows us that all we need to do is make small shifts in our day–subtle movements that open our minds as if we were finally opening the windows to let in fresh air. The Not So Big Life reveals that form and function serve not only architectural aims but life goals as well. Just as we can tear down interior walls to reveal space, we can tear down our fears and assumptions to open up new possibilities. The result is that we quickly discover we have all the space and time we need for the things in our lives that really matter. But perhaps the greatest reward is the discovery that small changes can yield enormous results. In her elegant, clear style, Susanka convinces us that less truly is more–much more.
Categories: Self-Help

Not So Big Remodeling

Not So Big Remodeling

In many ways, a Poyo is the crossover place between a Not So Big House and a Not So Big Life as it is both about space and about time. By making a place where you can express more of your inner nature and your unexplored passions, ...

Author: Sarah Susanka

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561588275

Category: House & Home

Page: 329

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Discusses how to evaluate, plan, and execute minor alterations to different rooms in the home which can maximize living space and improve its overall appearance.
Categories: House & Home

Inside the Not So Big House

Inside the Not So Big House

Bestselling author Susanka ("The Not So Big House") teams up with architectural design writer Vassallo to expand upon the message that has resonated with over a million homeowners: opting for personalized, well-crafted, thoughtfully ...

Author: Sarah Susanka

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561589845

Category: Architecture

Page: 210

View: 851

Bestselling author Susanka ("The Not So Big House") teams up with architectural design writer Vassallo to expand upon the message that has resonated with over a million homeowners: opting for personalized, well-crafted, thoughtfully designed spaces over superfluous square footage results in a home that comforts and nourishes those who live there.
Categories: Architecture

Creating the Not So Big House

Creating the Not So Big House

Offers a look at twenty-five examples of small house designs to show readers what they need to know to plan the home that best fits their goals and lifestyles.

Author: Sarah Susanka

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561586059

Category: House & Home

Page: 258

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Offers a look at twenty-five examples of small house designs to show readers what they need to know to plan the home that best fits their goals and lifestyles.
Categories: House & Home

Outside the Not So Big House

Outside the Not So Big House

A companion volume to Inside the Not So Big House explains how to create a seamless transition between indoor space and outdoor living through a consideration of the building in relation to the surrounding land and the development of a ...

Author: Julie Moir Messervy

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781600850202

Category: House & Home

Page: 210

View: 690

A companion volume to Inside the Not So Big House explains how to create a seamless transition between indoor space and outdoor living through a consideration of the building in relation to the surrounding land and the development of a landscape design that links the inside and outside. Reprint.
Categories: House & Home

More Not So Big Solutions for Your Home

More Not So Big Solutions for Your Home

A collection of home improvement projects designed for resolving everyday challenges, from desigining a laundry room or breakfast nook to fixing a room that is too tall, installing a half bath, and more.

Author: Sarah Susanka

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781600851483

Category: House & Home

Page: 154

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In this multi-media (book and DVD) guide, a professional cabinetmaker, bestselling author and popular woodworking teacher demystifies building kitchen cabinets. Cabinets come in many styles and finishes, but the one thing they have in common is how much they can influence the overall appearance of a kitchen. A run of new cabinets can completely transform a space and add significantly to the value of a home. It's no wonder they can cost so much. But now they don't have to. Kitchen Cabinets Made Simple demystifies kitchen cabinet construction and makes it possible for the dedicated do-it-yourselfer to build new cabinets for a fraction of the cost of buying them. This multi-media approach (DVD and illustrated book guide) visually and completely instructs woodworkers throughout the process of building sturdy face-frame cabinets with frame-and-panel doors. It's all in here, from drawing out a plan and constructing the cabinet boxes to finishing and installation.
Categories: House & Home

The Spiral of the Seasons

The Spiral of the Seasons

In this brief, poetic book, John Sullivan opens a way to re-envision the second half of life.

Author: John Sullivan

Publisher:

ISBN: 1976235855

Category:

Page: 112

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In this brief, poetic book, John Sullivan opens a way to re-envision the second half of life. Bringing to the fore the primal differences between the arcs of ascent and descent, he overlays the four seasons with the four stages of life from ancient India:* Spring's gifts of living in "beginner's mind," * Summer's gifts of cultivating care for the community of all our kin, * Autumn's gifts of releasing from all that hinders us still, and* Winter's gifts of deep listening and alignment with more subtle currents already at work in our world.The book is gentle and compassionate, practical and persuasive, lyrical and life-enhancing.I will be buying a lot of copies of this book, and I hope that it spreads far and wide, to help all of us understand the simple lessons of aging with arms stretched wide in welcome. - Sarah Susanka, author of The Not So Big Life.
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The Not So Big House Collection

The Not So Big House Collection

Now, this updated slipcase set collects the two classic works that have inspired millions of homeowners and professionals.

Author: Sarah Susanka

Publisher:

ISBN: 1600851525

Category: House & Home

Page: 504

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Ever wonder how to cut lemon wedges so they won't squirt you in the eye? Or what to do with those overgrown courgettes from the garden? How to save that bread that just won't rise? In How to Squeeze a Lemon, home cooks and chefs alike will find a delightful and nearly endless source of cooking information reference. The follow-up to the award winning How to Break an Egg, the wonderfully informative and entertaining How to Squeeze a Lemon is chock full of more than 1,000 fresh tips, kitchen-tested techniques and smart substitutions that bedevil cooks every day, all from the readers, contributors and editors of Fine Cooking, one of America's favourite cooking magazines.
Categories: House & Home

The Not So Big House Book

The Not So Big House Book

Sarah Susanka shows readers how to create extraordinary "Not So Big" homes.

Author: Sarah Susanka

Publisher:

ISBN: 1561589292

Category: Architecture

Page: 376

View: 231

Sarah Susanka shows readers how to create extraordinary "Not So Big" homes. She leads a personal tour through 25 of the most beautiful, well-designed homes in North America. More than 200 color photos, floor plans and design details illustrate this innovative philosophy
Categories: Architecture

Welcoming Home

Welcoming Home

VERDICT This book will serve as a design reference source for those building, remodeling, or redesigning their homes and looking for inspiration. The text is easy to read and offers a thoughtful analysis of traditional home spaces.

Author: Michaela Mahady

Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers

ISBN: 1423603214

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 117

"As a principal architect at the Minnesota-based firm SALA Architects Inc., Mahady considers the aspects of home design that are pleasing to the senses and make people feel comfortable. Her mission is to explore the physical spaces that create this welcoming feeling. Most chapters cover Minnesota homes designed by SALA and include discussions and images of specific areas and rooms. Mahady contrasts the historical use of home spaces with how space is used today, as illustrated by beautiful photographs of architectural details. She also includes floor plans for nearly every home. In a conversational style, she shares a lot of insights into home design. VERDICT This book will serve as a design reference source for those building, remodeling, or redesigning their homes and looking for inspiration. The text is easy to read and offers a thoughtful analysis of traditional home spaces." -- Valerie Nye, Santa Fe Univ. of Art and Design Lib., NM.
Categories: Architecture