Small Spaces with Style: 8 Great Tours in 500 Square Feet or Less

Small Spaces with Style: 8 Great Tours in 500 Square Feet or Less

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Jennifer Hunter
Jul 28, 2015
(Image credit: Jessica Isaac)

How do our house tour subjects cram such style into such small spaces? Like this! These tours are all between 200 and 500 square feet but they manage to pack a punch. Have your own small space? See how these folks did it and get inspired to take advantage of every inch.

The 200s

(Image credit: Andrea Sparacio)
(Image credit: Andrea Sparacio)

Evan's 295 sq foot Manhattan studio has so many different zones (including an outside space!) it feels much, much bigger.

Take the tour: Evan's Modern & Cozy Manhattan Studio

(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)
(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)


Tesha's pad is the smallest on this list at only 224 square feet but she uses so many smart tricks it's perfectly functional and super stylish.

Take the tour: Tesha's Little Space, Big Style

The 300s

(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)
(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)


Jennifer has the room in her smartly designed 325 square feet to share with two cats!

Take the tour: Jennifer's Streamlined Simplicity

(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)
(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)
(Image credit: Matt)


Matt's working with 300 square feet but manages to house an efficient, functional kitchen, big bed and lounge area.

Take the tour: Matt's Just Right New York Studio

the 400s

(Image credit: Jessica Isaac)
(Image credit: Jonna Isaac)


Logan's 400 square foot LA apartment uses calming shades of grey/blue to make it look spacious and cohesive. Gorgeous.

Take the tour: Logan's Petite Sophisticate Studio in Los Feliz

(Image credit: Samara Vise)
(Image credit: Samara Vise)
(Image credit: Samara Vise)

Ashley and Bryan's Cambridgeport, MA space is only 440 square feet but a smart layout makes it seem miles bigger.

Take the tour: Ashley & Bryan's Northern Comfort

The 500s

(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)
(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)

In the West Village, space gets expensive fast so Kate uses lots of expanding white with colorful accents to perk up her 500 square foot place.

Take the tour: Kate's West Village Charm

(Image credit: Marie-Lyne Quirion)
(Image credit: Marie-Lyne Quirion)
(Image credit: Marie-Lyne Quirion)

Perhaps a record, this Toronto apartment houses three people in 500 square feet.

Take the tour: Amie, Emma, and Francesca's "Goodbye to the Dorm" Apartment

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