- Washington Dc, DC
- Square Feet:
- What I Love About My Small Home:
- I love how bright it is, and how I can see what’s happening down on the street through the windows. It has just enough space for the things I love, no more no less. When I found this flat it was worn-out and neglected, a real fixer-upper. I designed it, and my brother did most of the heavy work while I did the lighter work like painting, so I feel like this is the first place I’ve lived in that was really made for me, by me.
- Three of My Best Tips and Tricks for Creating a Successful Small Space::
- Think through what you really need and want in your space. Just keep the stuff you truly like to look at, since there’s no room to hide it if you don’t.
Having a Murphy bed really optimizes the space, since I don't really a bed until bedtime. I have just as big a living room as I did in my former one-bedroom flat, with a third less square footage.
Convert as much vertical space as possible into storage, so you can put things away and keep the exposed surfaces as clear and uncluttered as possible.