Small Cool 2010: Matt's Storage Solutions

Tiny Division #1


Who Lives Here: Matt
Location: Lakeview — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 495 square feet

What is your favorite element of your Small & Cool home? My bathroom. I stenciled the wall with a gloss and flat damask pattern. It really adds some extra subtle pizazz to the room…

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your Small Cool home? The biggest challenge for me in a small space is always storage. I have a ton of stuff and I don't like a cluttered home. So having places to neatly store things is very important. One solution is to use all the vertical space I can. In the kitchen I made use of some IKEA shelving, for both a pot rack and storage shelves. A second solution was getting a shelving unit to use as a room divider. It provides both storage and helps break up the space. CB2 had a perfect wave shaped shelf unit. It's narrower than most book shelves, which is wonderful since it gives me a little more floor space. And also, the wave shape is kind of an unique addition to the room.

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