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Small Spaces 141 Stories

Tiny homes pose a dilemma: How can you make a pocket-size space comfortable and stylish? The issue has special relevance in San Francisco right now, as the Board of Supervisors gears...
Tiny homes pose a dilemma: How can you make a pocket-size space comfortable and stylish? The issue has special relevance in San Francisco right now, as the Board of Supervisors gears...
Easy Green: 10 Tiny Homes That Live Large
No matter what you call it — downsizing, voluntary simplicity, microliving — scaling back your home's size is one simple thing that can greatly reduce your carbon footprint. By living in a smaller than average house, you will use far less energy and...
Small Sleeping Nook, High Comfort
Twins came as a surprise to this California mom — a pleasant one, but she still wasn't prepared to fit two newborn babies into a two-bedroom house with her 4-year-old son. This 12-by-4 nook was the only available bedroom space left for her oldest, and...
Kitchen of the Week: Amazing 40-Square-Foot Kitchen
How do you get storage, prep space, cooking space and a washer-dryer into 40 square feet? Ask Palmer Thompson-Moss, who did just that for a New York client. "These constraints...
Houzz Tour: A Family of 4 Unwinds in 540 Square Feet
Interior designer Jessica Helgerson and her family had every intention of spending only a few nights in their new summer home. But the weekend turned into a few...
Book to Know: 'Living in a Nutshell'
Crammed into a teeny apartment, I can tell you firsthand that decorating a small home is a lot of work. Less space can feel overwhelming when your style isn't exactly minimal, and it can be hard to combine form and functionality without everything getting...
Houzz Tour: Sophistication and Style in a Compact London Flat
Sometimes it’s clear from the start that a renovation will need to be drastic. So it was with this compact flat in the heart of London. “The building is Victorian, but a 1960s conversion had left the property with a warren of rooms that didn’t function...
Houzz TV: Step Inside One Woman’s 140-Square-Foot Dream Home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tKUavs9uN8 When we profiled designer Vina Lustado’s tiny house in a recent article, the response was swift. Hundreds of readers left comments, mostly praising Lustado on her efficient 140-square-foot home that she...
Small-Space Heroes
Compact rooms call for clever ideas to maximize their potential, both in terms of practicality and style, and furniture designed to be flexible in a tiny interior is worth its weight in gold. Solutions are available to suit all budgets and range from...
Big Ideas for Compact Kitchens
Even the smallest of kitchen spaces needs to deliver big when it comes to form and function. No matter how awkwardly shaped or compact your cooking space, design tricks can help make even tiny corners work hard and look good too. These kitchens offer...
Could You Live in a Tiny House?
While still a bit of an oddity, there is no doubt that the tiny house is becoming increasingly popular. Whether you crave more financial freedom, wish to reduce your impact on the environment or...
Houzz Tour: A Custom-Made Tiny House for Skiing and Hiking
Ethan Waldman jokes that building and moving into his 200-square-foot house was his mid-midlife crisis. He was just 26 years old and working a desk job he hated when he decided to take a month-long sabbatical to ride his bike...
Getting a Roommate? Ideas for Making Shared Spaces More Comfortable
One effect of the recent recession is the rise in live-in landlords. Perhaps you’re one of them, or are considering taking in a housemate. It’s something I did for years, and the experience taught me there’s a knack to planning...
Personal Spaces: Small-Kitchen Designs
From layout challenges to a lack of light, compact kitchens can prove challenging to live with and tricky to change. Gather inspiration for your own small-kitchen design from these 10 creative homeowners and their hard-won space solutions.
Houzz Tour: Room for Everything in Just 596 Square Feet
“He’s an entrepreneur, he’s a multiple Ironman competitor, he plays in a band and has about a million other activities going on, so he desperately needed an organized and efficient space that maximized every nook and cranny,” interior designer...
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