House Beautiful's annual Small Spaces issue is about to hit the newsstands and they gave me a sneak peek at their big, twelve point guide to making the most of any size home. While the whole feature is definitely worth a read, I was most intrigued by the tidbits that come from the pros; the tricks that those who do design for a living think make the biggest difference in small spaces...
We all have our special spots in our homes that we retreat to to relax or be by ourselves. One of our readers in Hollywood, California shared her son's little corner nook with us. It's a nice reminder that even small homes have room for special spots like this.
Have you ever used an appliance like the oven, dishwasher or microwave as extra storage or a temporary hiding spot? One of our past reader surveys says quite a few of you do. Leaving clothes inside the dishwasher, however, can sometimes be a slippery slope leading to a soapy wet wardrobe. To evade disaster, consider these tips for employing appliances as extra storage safely.
As I mentioned in my first Design Diary post, my best friend
Eleni is moving to from Boston to New York City. She's secured an apartment, but
we have yet to see it in person. We have, however, seen a few pictures of the
space, which provide just enough information to get my design wheels turning...
In the wake of the economic crisis, Carmella and her family decided to take stock of their lives, to live simply, to live smaller, and to live better. They moved to Wyoming, embraced the fresh scenery, and planned a 665-square foot cabin perfectly suited for their small-living dreams.
We've just wrapped up the Small Cool Contest on Apartment Therapy and we always spend time throughout the year doling out advice on how to make the best of small spaces. Which got me thinking — I actually enjoy a lot of things about living in my rather petite abode and want to focus on the upside. So in classic Letterman fashion, here is my top ten list.
Having a hamper in every room where clothes get taken off has really cut down the number of clothes that end up on the floor. But what family wants to give up precious bedroom space for multiple hampers? Solution: hang them on the back of the door!
Often, living in a small space means dealing with a nearly minuscule kitchen. I couldn't help but be inspired by the myriad ways in which this year's crew of Small Cool entrants made the most of their small cooking spaces. Read on for lots of ideas for making a small kitchen work for you.