A few months ago, I was reading Coastal Living's Editor's Note (am I one of the only people who reads those things?) and it really stood out to me, so much so, that I clipped it and just recently came across it again while organizing my tear sheets.
The message was about living simply in these difficult economic times. Enjoy every inch of space in your house. Do more with what you have and make the best of what you have. I live in a modest house by most people's standards. Our home is 1200 square feet, two bedrooms and 2 baths. Coming from a 400 square foot apartment in New York, this is practically a mansion and in fact there are rooms we hardly use (yet!). But the thing I love most about our house is, it's cozy. It doesn't have vaulted ceilings and 400 square foot bedrooms, but every room is just big enough and we have learned to maximize storage and closet space and we are making it our home.
I'm always drawn to small spaces. I love seeing what designers and architects can do with a tiny studio apartment or a cottage home. The spaces below are a true testament to the fact that smaller spaces do not have to compromise on style.
Do you live in a small space? If so, what design tricks do you use to make the most of your space?