nsbh_cover10yellowIf you read my blog on a regular basis, you might remember a post from a few weeks ago, “Do You Use Your Dining Room?.” In that post, I mentioned Sarah Susanka, author of “The Not So Big House.” This book was published in 1998 and introduced to me in 1999. From the moment I first read her book, I have found it easy to “buy into” her ideas, so much so that I designed a home around her mantra, “every room used every day.” In today’s economic times, where less is often more, Susanka’s idea of “smaller is better,” have never rang truer. Are there places in your home where you have not been in days? Could you do without them? Are your energy bills higher because you are heating and cooling areas in your home that you don’t even use? Don’t think you could get by with less space? Consider an exceptionally designed space where you live better, not bigger. Watch this video of Sarah Susanka where she describes her inspiration for her “Not So Big House” series and look for more posts on this site about “living better, not bigger.”

Inspiration for Not So Big House