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Not So Big House
This book was published in the heyday of the McMansion. I love, and share, the author's philosophy on building smarter, not larger. It's even more relevant today than it was when it first came out about 14 years ago. Build what you need and build it as well as possible. Amen!
I came across this wonderful book when I was researching a piece for the Tampa Tribune about five years ago. I had seen some fabulous prefab homes at the International Builder Show and was impressed with the huge strides in quality and style. This book shows why prefabs are worth considering and what's possible.
Kelly's Kitchen Sync
Yes, Kelly is a friend of mine and a fellow Blogger 19 member. She's also a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer and a really sharp writer. This is a must read before embarking on a kitchen remodel.
Pottery Barn Bathrooms
I'm a long-time devotee of PB style and this book is just pure eye candy for me. I have to confess, I don't spend much time reading it; I pick it up for the pictures. Quite frankly, it's my Playboy design porn!