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Home Library: Inside the Not So Big House

My fiancé and I share a house that's under 1,000 square feet. It's a great size for us, and even if we do sell this home and move into a larger one, I can't imagine going much bigger. Having a small home helps with everything from organizing to cleaning to culling unnecessary belongings. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise, then, that I'm a big fan of architect Sarah Susanka's Not So Big House series of books.


While Susanka's other books go over more of the architectural and structural issues related to living in smaller homes, her book Inside the Not So Big House takes a look at the interiors of these homes. For this book, she writes in tandem with Mark Vassallo, an architectural and interior design writer. The book details ways that residents of small homes can maximize style and design in their small pads. The shots of furniture, built-ins, and thoughtful storage space shows how homeowners from 23 homes across the United States have worked within their limited square feet to create truly unique and lovely homes. If you're looking for remodeling inspiration, or just new ways to deal with small spaces, definitely pick this book up.

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