Blogging the Seattle Times: A Smart and Stylish Use of 996 Square Feet

For many of us, 996 square feet would be a palatial mansion. But in the real world, a space this cozy still requires arrangement acrobatics and ruthless decor choices. The couple profiled in the Seattle Times over the weekend worked to maximize the square footage afforded by their West Seattle stucco cottage, turning closets into nooks and finishing the basement for more usable space.

In Seattle's crazy recession-immune housing market, the sad and amazing thing is that despite resourceful remodel and design, they're convinced that their home will be considered a tear-down when they decide to sell. The result, though, is a remodel entirely free of consideration for resale value.

Images: Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times.