Small Spaces 136 Stories

Smart Ways to Make the Most of a Compact Kitchen
We might all dream of a huge family kitchen, but most of us have to make do with something smaller. That said, whatever the size of our kitchen, the demands we place on it tend to be the same. We want it to function well for preparing and cooking meals....
How to Use Full-Scale Decor to Make a Small Space Feel Bigger
In today’s furniture market, “condo size” (compact) furniture is a common solution for modern small-space living. But I believe you can often achieve the biggest impact, and the most satisfying results, with a less-is-more approach. Rather than...
See the Clever Tricks That Opened Up This Master Bathroom
This was a classic case of the shoemaker’s kids going barefoot. Robin Amorello spent eight years designing other people’s master bathrooms, while the...
A Kitchen Laundry Cabinet Full of Surprises
Not having a washer and dryer in his 500-square-foot Montreal loft was a big problem for designer Sébastien Millette. So when he set out to redesign the place, he was determined...
Houzz Tour: A Shape-Shifting Space, Cloaked in History
When you have only 140 square feet (13 square meters) with which to create a bedroom, a dining room, an office and a media room, you want to make the most of it....
Room of the Day: Home Office Makes the Most of Awkward Dimensions
When it came to designing this tiny office in San Francisco, interior designer Alicia Weaver had her work cut out for her. Tucked off a stairway landing, the space measures only about 10 feet long by 4 to 5 feet wide. Just because space is...
Houzz Tour: Details Make the Difference in 700 Square Feet
Randall Reynoso and Martin Camsey were remodeling their Monterey-colonial-style home in Sacramento, California, when life intervened. Reynoso, who works in banking, was transferred to his company’s San Francisco office. Realizing he would need to be...
Room of the Day: Red, White and Bright in a Fun, Multifunctional Space
When Shivaa Sharma moved into her tiny South London flat in July, she enlisted interior designer Bhavin Taylor to help her realize the full potential of the 16-by-9-foot space. “When I first met Shivaa, the main...
Hidden in Plain Sight: 10 Cleverly Closeted Home Spaces
Everybody loves a good closet, a place where you can shut a door to conceal clutter in one fell swoop. In that spirit, forward-thinking designers and homeowners have learned the advantage of tucking all kinds of living spaces — home offices, laundry...
Folding Designs Make the Most of Your Space
Remember folding tables? Many of us grew up with one in our homes. It had a simple design: Its two leaves could collapse down, leaving just a narrow central worktop, with legs neatly stowed beneath. When folded up, it left masses of space free, but could...
Houzz Tour: Going Off the Grid in 140 Square Feet
Once you get past the size of Vina Lustado’s $40,000 house, which is 140 square feet, two things may still surprise you. One, she designed and built the house to be her home for life. “It’s not temporary. I’m never leaving,” Lustado...
Houzz Tour: Lofty Ambitions Transform a Manhattan Apartment
Brendan Crane was looking for a place to call his own in Manhattan, but each apartment he visited fell below his expectations or above his budget. “I had a hard time finding an apartment that I felt was worth the cost...
10 Tips for Chic Little Bathrooms
While we might dream of a big bathroom in which we can splash around a double walk-in shower, triple basin and huge, freestanding tub, the reality is that many of have little more than a handkerchief-size space to play with. Fear not, though: There is...
Houzz Tour: Scandinavian Style in a Central London Flat
Cate St. Hill had already updated her two-bedroom flat in central London six years ago when she shared the space with some school friends. But when her friends moved out and her boyfriend moved in last summer, it was time for a new update to transform...
10 Tips to Make a Small Bedroom Look Great
Planning a small bedroom can be fun (honestly). With the right design tips and techniques, you can turn your snug room into a dreamy retreat. From clever storage solutions to multitasking furniture, these great ideas will breathe new life into your compact...
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