Small Cool 2010: Sarah's Reclaimed Materials

Small Division # 23


Who Lives Here: Sarah and her Yorkshire Terrier
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Size: 916 square feet

What is your favorite element of your Small & Cool home? I love the use of reclaimed materials. The wood floors are the coolest: pine from the 1800s once used for railroad trestles, salvaged from the bottom of the Salt Lake in Utah. My dining table uses scrap metals and was custom built at Deluxe Customs, a hot rod shop in Tempe, AZ.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your Small Cool home? Storage is always a challenge in a small space but when going for a modern look, it's even more challenging. Luckily, Tim McCormac of Temac.com, was an absolutely amazing contractor who helped me create storage spaces in everything that I wanted custom built for my place. In fact, the seats lift up on the banquette to reveal storage while the bed is on hinges and easily lifts up so I have plenty of things stowed away! This challenge was easily overcome by also having well designed custom cabinets to help define the space.

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