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Essential Small-Space Living Tips

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In our September 2014 issue, we feature compact homes from British Columbia to Los Angeles that make the most of their compact square footage. Here, some of the featured homeowners share their tried-and-tested tips for maximizing a small space.

"Light colors make [your space] feel more spacious and airy," says Macy Miller.
Miller's second tip: "Find storage in unusual spaces—between wall studs of a non-insulated interior wall for example, a...
The northern facade, which faces the water, takes in the view via double-height windows in the main living room, plus...
In the new kitchen, taking maximum advantage of the southern exposure was key.
The origami-like desktop unfolds to reveal a perforated-steel divider that allows the passage of computer cables hidden...
Almost every element of the interior—from the kitchen cabinetry to the art on the walls—was created by Dollahite...
This inviting Japanese home built from a palette of steel, wood and concrete is the product of architects Takaharu and...
Carpenter describes the FSC-certified cypress structure as part sculpture, part architecture, and part landscape.
The Case Study–like structure is framed in timber and clad in alternating modules of stained plywood and colorful,...
Here's the bed transitioned from day mode to sleep mode.
A reflective light shelf sits atop the lower window units.
Faced with the challenge of a diminutive New York apartment in desperate need of a refresh, architect Tim Seggerman...
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Nix and Novak-Zemplinski, founders of the design firm BioLINIA, in their 1,000-square-foot apartment’s open-plan...
Since the main living space has to function as both a bedroom and a family room, Krastev and Nikolova make do without a...
“We wanted to keep the exterior walls uncluttered, so you can focus on the views, the light, and the air,” says Rosa.
The combination dining table/countertop, says Woo, “is both a demarcation and connection between the kitchen and main...
The Kelleys furnished the cottage with help from Suzanne’s daughter Betsy Burbank of Betsy Burbank Interiors.
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