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2014

Small Space Big Design

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Clever Living Solutions for Homes Under 1,000 Square Feet
September 2014,
Vol. 14
Issue 09.
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Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment

Architect Michael Chen of New York firm Normal Projects masterminds the ultimate bar for a compact Chelsea apartment.
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7 Space-Saving Products

In our September issue, Dwell editors round up the best multifunctional, compact furniture for small spaces. Here's a look at eight more products that will give you more room and more peace of mind.
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Modern Weekend Ski Home

A modernist cabin in British Columbian ski country is the perfect retreat for a family of outdoor adventurers.
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5 Puerto Rican Designers to Know

These up-and-coming designers draw inspiration from their Caribbean heritage to create bold, colorful, and thoughtful objects for the contemporary home.
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Thriving Micro-Living Model

A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for micro-living in San Diego.
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Essential Small-Space Living Tips

In our September 2014 issue, we feature compact homes from British Columbia to Los Angeles that make the most of their compact square footage.
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Tiny Living Tales from Across the Country

The tiny house movement is no longer an obscure fad—around the United States, more and more homeowners are looking to downsize given rapidly rising real estate costs.
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Tiny, Streamlined Home Fit for a Family

A growing family in Brooklyn downsizes their living space while expanding their collective quality of life.
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Small Kitchen Extension in Australia

A modest kitchen addition to a couple’s cottage outside of Brisbane proves that one 376-square-foot room can revive an entire home.
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Bright Renovation of a Tiny Manhattan Apartment

A husband-and-wife architect team transforms a 607-square-foot Manhattan apartment into an open and bright home for two graphic designers.
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Small London Flat with Light-Filled Interiors

With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than its 576 square feet.
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Compact, Light-Filled Prefab

Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.
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Tiny House Fits a Family in 196 Square Feet

A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration to a growing community of tiny-house enthusiasts.
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Garage Reimagined as a Family Gathering Space

After a tree falls in Santa Monica, a garage is reborn as a 600-square-foot family gathering spot.
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Renovated Garage is the Ultimate Modern Party Space

A vacation home’s renovated garage fuses art and architecture.
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Dutch Military Bunker Becomes Tiny Vacation Home

A Belgian architecture firm transforms a 140-square-foot Dutch military structure into a modern-day vacation retreat.
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Forging a New Path for the Waterways of New York City

With a series of community-minded projects, an architecture team sets out to revitalize New York City’s waterways.
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Must-Have Tech Products for a Modern Home Office

These accoutrements will make your home office work as hard as you do.
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Essential Tech Products for a Greener Home

Master your interior domain with devices designed to optimize light, temperature, and atmosphere.
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The Best Modern Speakers

Speakers run the gamut from sculptural to stealthy, stationary to portable. These designs look as good as they sound.
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Tools and Appliances to Master Your Chores

For simple repairs and household chores, the smartest pieces get the job done correctly and efficiently.
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24 Products That Will Transform Your Small Space

Jettison your bulky furniture and swap in pieces that are collapsible, multifunctional, and modest in size.
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