The Not So Big Space
In the 10 years since architect Sarah Susanka published her ode to small-scale living, The Not So Big House, a lot of big houses have been built, but a lot of homeowners have also chosen to downsize, and many renovators have taken steps to make their home more livable, instead of just larger.
Here are some small spaces that I love for their efficient (and cool) design:
Kitchen size is a big complaint of many owners of older homes and apartment dwellers - but it doesn't have to be. Sure, a galley kitchen will never offer as much storage as a 500 square foot McMansion pantry, but smart, user-focused design can make the smallest kitchen efficient and beautiful. I love the wood and stainless here, and I know it would be simple to prep food just between the sink and stove, while guests hang out at the table and chat.