Small Spaces 99 Ideabooks

25 Ways to Stay Sane in a Small House
Small houses can be cozy. But sometimes the walls can feel like they’re closing in. That’s why you’ve got to do everything you can to stay sane in your home. We asked you all about your tricks for living...
10 Ways to Get More Storage Out of Your Space
In a small space, it can feel impossible to find a place for all of your stuff. And while I am a huge fan of decluttering, the fact is that for a small space to work well, you need ample storage...
Downsizing Help: Storage Solutions for Small Spaces
You have ruthlessly purged and carefully planned, but there you are in the middle of your new small home, surrounded by boxes of really necessary stuff, and you have no place to put it. I feel your pain. Believe me — I’ve been through it. Hang...
Watch an Innovative Bookcase Convert Before Your Eyes
Small homes are notorious for two things: lack of storage and lack of privacy when guests are over. But Australian architect Ben Milbourne solved both of those problems with one...
9 Big Space-Saving Ideas for Tiny Bathrooms
Really small bathrooms can be incredibly challenging to design. When there is hardly room for a toilet and sink, let alone a shower (a tub being totally out of the question), the usual fixtures and room layout simply will not do. These nine ideas go beyond...
Downsizing Help: Think ‘Double Duty’ for Small Spaces
A few weeks ago a big windstorm blew through the California Wine Country, where Mike and I live. Dear friends who live in a lovely family home a mile away had shingles blown off their roof and their fences toppled (which gave the ever-present deer...
8 Ways to Hide Your Home Office
Working from home has its perks. There’s the excellent commute, and an affordable lunch is just a room or two away. But when your work life impedes upon your home life, well, that’s a drag. The solution? Conceal your office! Out of sight, out of mind,...
Downsizing Help: Choosing What Furniture to Leave Behind
Moving to a smaller space can lift a lot of the burdens from your shoulders. But it can also be fraught with decisions, like what furniture to keep and what to leave behind. Editing your stuff can be a challenge. Don’t panic. Chances are, what...
Timeless Design Ideas for Small Spaces
Inspiration can come in all shapes and sizes, and I’d argue that it can also come from any time. Architects and designers look to the past all the time, if to varying degrees, but generally the 21st-century tendency is to reward the new and the innovative....
15 Tips for Small-Space Living With Baby
Living in a small space is challenging enough as it is — add a baby into the mix, and even those who thought they had their space all figured out can be thrown for a loop. Between the tiny clothes, toys and books and the big stuff, like strollers, swings...
Tips for Moving Into a Smaller Space
It seems more likely these days to hear of people downsizing their homes than to hear of companies downsizing businesses — and...
The Gable Goes Mobile, Micro and Mod
The year 2013 may be remembered as the year when micro started to become cool. People had been talking about living in small houses as an alternative to oversize suburban houses and urban pads for decades, but a number of events and projects converged...
Once a Cluttered Closet, Now a Creative Workspace
So I built a "cloffice" — an office in a closet. Cloffices have been done many times before, and I decided to put my own spin on one. This cloffice...
12 Design Tips to Make a Small Bathroom Better
I have been in some small bathrooms — you know, the kind that make you feel like you have to lose 5 pounds to enter them. But I really like working on this type of bathroom design. Trying to make everything fit in the available space is like doing a...
New Looks for Time-Honored Murphy Beds
Space has been tight in San Francisco for a long time. Around 1900, resident William L. Murphy was frustrated with how much room his bed hogged up in his studio apartment, and a lightbulb turned on. He invented a bed that flipped up vertically and could...
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