The Little Book of Living Small

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“After years of a ‘bigger is better’ mentality toward homes, people are realizing that extra square footage does not equal greater happiness.” This line from the introduction of this fine book really sets the stage for what is to come and exposes the mindset of author Laura Fenton. The rich introduction includes a definition of what it means to live small, reasons to do it, and small space commandments. This is followed by twelve case studies — the smallest is 312 square feet and the largest is 1200 square feet — with gorgeous photographs by Weston Wells and excellent notes by Fenton that fully illustrate how small space living doesn’t have to mean denying oneself beauty and luxury. Most of the case studies are in or near New York City, but several are other places. Beyond the case studies is a “Solutions” section that has answers to many questions of how to maximize spaces for different needs and how to downsize and declutter. Resources and further readings finish things off. The writing is fun and not the least bit didactic. For anyone considering small space living, this is a great place to start for ideas and information.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 214 pages
Publish Date 2020-04-07
ISBN 9780432652533 Buy this Book
Issue May 2020
Category Home & Garden


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