Small Spaces

When you inhabit a small space, finding creative solutions are a must. Explore compact spaces, tiny houses, and studios that employ clever storage solutions. From multifunctional rooms, to space-saving hacks, to lofted living, these dwellings exhibit resourcefulness, flexibility, and style.

Gestalten's New Book Shows How to Transform Small Spaces Into Design Marvels
Gestalten's New Book Shows How to Transform Small Spaces Into Design Marvels
Gone is the suburban flight of yesterday. These days, more people around the world are moving into cities by choice—and as a result, space has become a precious commodity.
 - a year ago
10 Functional Pieces For Small Space Living
10 Functional Pieces For Small Space Living
Multifunctional furniture can make a small space a lot more livable.
 - a year ago
10 Space-Saving Interiors For Multifunctional Living
10 Space-Saving Interiors For Multifunctional Living
Given the movement of inhabiting smaller, more modest homes, dedicated rooms and room-specific furniture are becoming more and more rare.
 - a year ago
Slim Is in For These 10 Skinny Homes
Slim Is in For These 10 Skinny Homes
As cities grow denser, the popularity of infill development rises. These homes, built to be tall and narrow, are otherwise known as skinny houses.
 - a year ago
A Renovated Flat in Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67
A Renovated Flat in Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67
A flat renovated by a pair of fashion insiders breathes new life into architect Moshe Safdie's iconic Habitat '67 building.
 - 5 years ago
This Growing Family Maximizes Every Last Inch in Their 850-Square-Foot Apartment
This Growing Family Maximizes Every Last Inch in Their 850-Square-Foot Apartment
A dated apartment in Milan receives a gut renovation.
 - 2 years ago
A Nest-Like Addition, Shape-Shifting Spaces, and More Make This Week's 10 Best Houses
A Nest-Like Addition, Shape-Shifting Spaces, and More Make This Week's 10 Best Houses
Had a busy week? Catch up with all these homes from the last few days.
 - 2 years ago
A 16-Foot-Wide Triplex Is Cleverly Reconfigured to Feel Extra Spacious
A 16-Foot-Wide Triplex Is Cleverly Reconfigured to Feel Extra Spacious
Within just 580 square feet, a New York architect carves out a comfortable “vertical loft”—no clutter in sight.
 - 2 years ago
Two Architects Revive Their London Flat With Minimal Furnishings and a Fresh Dose of White
Two Architects Revive Their London Flat With Minimal Furnishings and a Fresh Dose of White
When two architects with a passion for photography and minimalism put their ideas together to enliven their outdated flat in North London, the result is a calm, light-filled space...
 - a year ago
A Small Development in Los Feliz Offers Scandinavian-Inspired Urban Living
A Small Development in Los Feliz Offers Scandinavian-Inspired Urban Living
Created by Integrated Development, this small-lot development that opened in October 2016 includes six modern homes that were designed for single families looking for a better...
 - a year ago
10 Effective Tips For Making the Most Out of Small Space Interiors
10 Effective Tips For Making the Most Out of Small Space Interiors
Small space living can be a challenge.
 - a year ago
Smaller in Texas
Smaller in Texas
In a far-flung desert destination, designer Barbara Hill does it again.
 - a year ago
7 Minimalist Apartments Around The World
7 Minimalist Apartments Around The World
According to Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists, minimalism can be summed up in a single sentence: "It's a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor...
 - a year ago
What's the Smallest Space You've Ever Lived In?
What's the Smallest Space You've Ever Lived In?
It takes big thinking to live in a tiny home.
 - a year ago
10 Bright and Airy Modern Attic Renovations
10 Bright and Airy Modern Attic Renovations
If you are looking to add square footage—without a move—an attic renovation can be a fantastic solution.
 - a year ago
These 10 Tiny Apartments in New York City Embrace Compact Living
These 10 Tiny Apartments in New York City Embrace Compact Living
Throughout NYC's bustling boroughs, minuscule studios, tightly-packed family apartments, and converted small spaces are the norm.
 - a year ago
10 Tiny Homes in Rural America
10 Tiny Homes in Rural America
Beautiful things can come in small packages. The compact functionality of tiny homes have prevailed in urban and rural locations alike.
 - a year ago
Shedded Bliss
Shedded Bliss
A prefabricated shed sited on a Finnish island provides a perfect summer getaway.
 - 6 years ago
10 Tiny Cabin Homes That Will Have You Headed to the Forest
10 Tiny Cabin Homes That Will Have You Headed to the Forest
Tiny homes have officially become a thing.
 - a year ago
Small Space, Big Design
Small Space, Big Design
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron walks us through Dwell's November 2016 issue.
 - 2 years ago
The #1 Small-Space Hack New Yorkers Swear By
The #1 Small-Space Hack New Yorkers Swear By
Small-space decorating can be a challenge—few people know this better than Manhattanites.
 - a year ago
Make Your Space Look Bigger: 10 Lofted Bedrooms
Make Your Space Look Bigger: 10 Lofted Bedrooms
We believe that there are many awesome advantages to having a loft in your home.
 - a year ago
Cozy and Compact: 10 Tiny Homes in the Big Apple
Cozy and Compact: 10 Tiny Homes in the Big Apple
The motto "the bigger the better" simply doesn't exist in our book. We firmly believe that you can create the perfect home for yourself, no matter the size.
 - a year ago
At His 350-Square-Foot Apartment, Small Space Champion Graham Hill Practices What He Preaches
At His 350-Square-Foot Apartment, Small Space Champion Graham Hill Practices What He Preaches
The seasoned micro-dweller challenges himself to downsize yet again.
 - 2 years ago
10 Tiny Happy Hawaiian Huts
10 Tiny Happy Hawaiian Huts
It's often said that small is beautiful, and some believe that all you really need in order to be happy, is a hut and a heart.
 - a year ago
10 Surreal Tree Houses That Will Make Your Childhood Dreams Come True
10 Surreal Tree Houses That Will Make Your Childhood Dreams Come True
Who says that grown-ups can’t have tree house...
 - a year ago
The Tiny Hollywood Home of Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser
The Tiny Hollywood Home of Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser
Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser has all he needs in his compact, 580-square-foot Hollywood abode.
 - 5 years ago
A 1930s Tudor Home Brightens Up in Toronto
A 1930s Tudor Home Brightens Up in Toronto
A Toronto couple remodel their home with a special emphasis on a spacious kitchen and a material-rich bathroom.
 - 2 years ago
Dutch Military Bunker Becomes Tiny Vacation Home
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.
 - 4 years ago
A Family Builds a Tiny Backyard Studio on an Even Tinier Budget
A Family Builds a Tiny Backyard Studio on an Even Tinier Budget
In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a versatile 168-square-foot backyard building.
 - 3 years ago