Much like stickshifts and safety belts in the Cake song of the same name, full-size sofas "make my baby seem so far." Loveseats were made for lovers— but then again, it's certainly nice to be able to stretch out on your own.
Sometimes being happier at home is less about changing your home than changing your mentality. These three videos contain some game-changing advice for people living in smaller spaces: ways to change the way you think about and live in your space to make yourself happier right where you are.
So, my house has a powder room that's less than 36" wide. There is a small vanity in there that really takes up more space than necessary. We have decided to remove it and replace it with a wall-mounted sink when we replace the flooring in the room. This way, the flooring will be exposed from wall to wall instead of being interrupted by a vanity cabinet. This should go a long way toward opening up the tiny space. I did a lot of research on small, wall-mounted sinks and came up with these five favorites:
If you've always wanted to live in a home so tiny it fits on a trailer, but were loathe to give up your dream of a gourmet kitchen, you're in luck. Portland makers Tiny Heirloom have jumped into the tiny home business, but they're making fancy tiny homes.
A mom friend of mine who is preparing to rejoin the workforce told me that her New Year's resolution was to set up an office for herself at home. Living in a small apartment already optimized to accommodate a family of four, she was starting to despair about how she could possibly fit a desk. Her needs are pretty simple: a dedicated place to sit and work at her laptop with room for a few paper files and notebooks. Hoping to inspire her, I've put together this collection of petite home office from our archives:
In the midst of a hellish NYC apartment search, I think I might have found the perfect tiny home. It has a sleeping loft, a decently sized kitchen, lots of light, and even an outdoor patio, all in 183 square feet. It's also in South Africa.
Let's say you're remodeling your home. And you dream of a giant, spacious bathroom like this, but that's not going to happen because all of those bathrooms are bigger than your entire house. Sometimes, you've just got to work with the space that you've got. Fortunately, we've got plenty of ideas for your small bathroom that will save space — and still look beautiful.
It's every studio-dweller's dilemma: where do you put your bed? You want easy access but don't always want your dirty sheets on display to anyone who ventures inside your space. So check out what San Francisco resident Catie Nienaber did to carve out a little extra space in her 430 square foot studio (and her bed isn't behind that gorgeous Expedit. Nice try).
Maybe you've recently downsized to a smaller pad, or maybe you've always been scared that certain decor styles will overwhelm your petite space. These five things work perfectly in any space, so don't be intimidated to try these tricks.
It's freezing outside right now. The only way I, a warm-blooded former-Floridian, know how to cope with temperatures in the teens is... outright denial. So let's talk about patios. While I'm not currently using mine, I can see it from a window in the living room. It gives me ample opportunities to admire the rug I picked up last summer at IKEA. It's turned out to be just about my favorite thing.