Small-Space Solutions in a Bernal Heights Home

Small-Space Solutions in a Bernal Heights Home

Susie Nadler
Mar 11, 2010

It's always fun to peruse photos of small-space design projects in search of helpful tips for small-space living. There's a lot we can learn from this 700-square-foot Bernal Heights home from S.F.-based Amoroso Design; the designers have employed a few clever and easy tricks for making a tight space comfortable and functional.

A few small-space solutions at work in this colorful little abode:

Nesting tables. These are a no-brainer for those of us living in tight spots. Keep them "nested" most of the time, and drag them out when you've got guests.

Ottomans as bonus seating. A couple of small ottomans serve as comfy bonus seating, but most of the time, tucked up against a wall, they just add a nice balance to the space, serving the same function as a bench or console table.

White ceilings. They open up the space and lend it a light, airy feel. If you don't like white, a good rule for ceiling paint is to mix your wall paint with white, half and half.

Storage table. Using a trunk or a chest for a coffee table provides some much-needed storage to help you avoid clutter.

Bottom-up window shades. In a small space, you need all the light you can get, but privacy is of course important too, since truly private space is at a premium in a small home. Bottom-up shades provide the best of both worlds.

To see more work from Amoroso Design, check out their online portfolio.

(Images: Amoroso Design)

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