One of the revelations of living in a small home is that choosing less square footage doesn't mean you necessarily have to make do with less, just that you need to be super smart about how you organize the space you do have. And, once you go into "storage genius" mode, it tends to have a ripple effect - many tiny homes end up with as much usable storage area as places with a larger footprint, thanks to the space-savvy residents. Here are a few small space storage secrets that will come in handy no matter the size of your home...let's learn from the masters!
Sometimes, our homes can overwhelm us. What should be a place of retreat and comfort becomes bloated with items not needed, styles experimented with and abandoned, and projects started but never completed. While a good Spring Clean (whenever it happens) is always welcome, sometimes you want to go even further than that and streamline your style, too. Read on for our Minimalist Manifesto, and for ideas on how to simplify your home.
Are you ignoring your gorgeous artisan jewelry (you know, that piece that you had to have at the craft market?) because it's tarnished and you just keep forgetting to pick up silver cleaner at the store? We've been there. And we have a simple solution for you using what you've probably already got in your pantry!
Living in a small living room, like living in a small home, is a delicate balance of aesthetics and sacrifice. Your living room is often the central hub of your home, and so should have special attention paid to it, particularly if it's on the small side.
This bright, organic and industrial dining room certainly has a lot of great elements to envy, but which one is homemade? We'll even tell you where to find the instructions to DIY this one yourself! Can you guess?
Our dining room philosophy is that it should be like your best pair of jeans: comfortable, flattering, easy to dress up or dress down, and goes with everything. Dining rooms should be just as versatile – a place to gather your friends and family for everyday meals and for special occasions. Here's our room recipe for a dining area that is perfect for both the daily and the 'knock their socks off' meal, defined by a dramatic and dressy wall color for a major impact.
Blaring radios outside. Squeaky floors. Some people love extraneous noise, but for others, it all adds up to a lot of distraction — especially as you try to read, sleep, or work at home. You can’t control what’s happening outside your door (like, ahem, your upstairs neighbor) but you can adapt your own space to meet your quieter needs. Here's how.
There are some decor ideas that take hold of our interiors and don't let go. The kind of ideas that after awhile begin to seem like design rules, things you can't break (even if you want to). Keep an open mind, evolve your style and say goodbye to these outdated decor ideas in your interiors today.
Name: Karin and Jeff Type of Project: Main Bathroom Remodel Type of Home: Single-family home built in 1967 Square Footage: 1,800 Years Lived In: 2.5
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Karin and Jeff have been renovating their house room-by-room, and the penultimate project to tackle is the main bathroom. Let's explore their budget breakdown and projected schedule, and wish them well!