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.

Stressed Out? Sweden’s 72 Hour Cabins Are Designed to Soothe
Stressed Out? Sweden’s 72 Hour Cabins Are Designed to Soothe
The studies are in—these five charming glass cabins in Sweden might have what it takes to help you decompress.
 - a year ago
Sofa Bed Versus Wall Bed: What's Best For Your Small Space?
Sofa Bed Versus Wall Bed: What's Best For Your Small Space?
Now that small space living has become more and more common, people are looking for the best types of furniture that will allow them to make the most of their compact space...
 - a year ago
A Furniture Collector's Renovated Flat in Paris
A Furniture Collector's Renovated Flat in Paris
Jean-Christophe Aumas’ multihued Paris apartment houses both the highly sought artistic director and the stunning assemblage of furniture he’s brought back from his travels.
 - 6 years ago
This Compact Apartment in NYC Is Full of Crafty Solutions
This Compact Apartment in NYC Is Full of Crafty Solutions
A transforming apartment in New York offers ingenious solutions for making the most of limited square footage.
 - a year ago
9 Small Studios Where Writers and Artists Can Get Creative
9 Small Studios Where Writers and Artists Can Get Creative
If you’re a writer or an artist of any kind, you probably understand how important it is to have a little space of your own where you can daydream, plot, plan, and work on your...
 - a year ago
This Architect's Tiny Studio Is the Ultimate Backyard Workspace
This Architect's Tiny Studio Is the Ultimate Backyard Workspace
Nestled in the backyard of a Toronto home, this architect’s self-designed work studio is an experiment gone right.
 - a year ago
A Tiny Apartment in Slovakia Makes Clever Use of Space
A Tiny Apartment in Slovakia Makes Clever Use of Space
A lesson in efficiency, this flexible, 237-square-foot apartment in Slovakia uses custom-made storage and furniture to its full advantage.
 - a year ago
Devising Clever Solutions For a Small San Francisco Loft
Devising Clever Solutions For a Small San Francisco Loft
A software engineer outfits his tiny apartment with flexible design ideas.
 - a year ago
A Little Apartment Gets a Solid Renovation
A Little Apartment Gets a Solid Renovation
The budget was nearly as tight as the space in this cheerful 516-square-foot flat in Bratislava.
 - 3 years ago
A Dramatic Tree House by Budget-Conscious DIY Builders
A Dramatic Tree House by Budget-Conscious DIY Builders
In a remote second-growth forest in Sullivan County, New York, is an off-the-grid tree house that was constructed with the help of the trees around it.
 - a year ago
A Tiny Hong Kong Apartment With a Tree House-Inspired Loft
A Tiny Hong Kong Apartment With a Tree House-Inspired Loft
A tiny apartment in a Hong Kong high rise is named Mini Tree House Residence after its little lofted bedroom.
 - a year ago
Celebrate Compact and Low-Budget Design With the the AIA Small Project Awards
Celebrate Compact and Low-Budget Design With the the AIA Small Project Awards
Discover award-winning homes across the country and submit entries for the annual AIA Small Project Awards.
 - a year ago
8 Tiny Sheds and Studios Used as Home Offices or Creative Retreats
8 Tiny Sheds and Studios Used as Home Offices or Creative Retreats
These days, sheds and backyard studios are no longer just places to store gardening tools or holiday decorations, but they're often turned into small home offices or creative...
 - a year ago
A Fantastic Egg-Shaped Camping Pod Along the Loire Estuary
A Fantastic Egg-Shaped Camping Pod Along the Loire Estuary
Based on the travels of a beloved French naturalist, Mr. Plocq's Caballon is a rounded cabin that takes a page from both naval and aircraft carpentry.
 - a year ago
Old-World Charm Meets Modern Finishes in These 6 Parisian Apartments
Old-World Charm Meets Modern Finishes in These 6 Parisian Apartments
What could be more Parisian than a chic apartment or flat that combines original crown molding, contemporary furniture, and modern finishes?
 - a year ago
3 Smart Storage Systems Maximize Space in a Tiny Studio Apartment in Budapest
3 Smart Storage Systems Maximize Space in a Tiny Studio Apartment in Budapest
Budapest design studio POSITION Collective employs clever storage solutions, including a wardrobe rack, modular walls, and a storage-filled bed, in order to maximize functional...
 - a year ago
Stay in a Tiny, Eco-Friendly House in a Portuguese Schist Village
Stay in a Tiny, Eco-Friendly House in a Portuguese Schist Village
Three former animal sheds take on new life as minimalist retreats in the tiny, rural village of Ferraria de São João in Portugal.
 - a year ago
An Origami-Inspired Apartment in Hong Kong With Tons of Smart Storage
An Origami-Inspired Apartment in Hong Kong With Tons of Smart Storage
Following the influential saying adopted by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, “less is more," this Hong Kong apartment taps into the principles of origami by using highly structured and...
 - a year ago
8 Small and Unexpected Garden Oases Hidden in the Middle of Cities
8 Small and Unexpected Garden Oases Hidden in the Middle of Cities
These urban refuges effectively use greenery, water features, and delicate lighting in every inch of their modest spaces to create lush escapes that provide a breath of fresh air...
 - a year ago
An Architect Turns His Small, Dark Apartment in Buenos Aires Into a Bright and Airy Home
An Architect Turns His Small, Dark Apartment in Buenos Aires Into a Bright and Airy Home
A strategic renovation maximizes a small apartment in Buenos Aires.
 - a year ago
A Compact Home in Moscow Built on the Lowest Possible Budget
A Compact Home in Moscow Built on the Lowest Possible Budget
A budget home embraces custom details fit for a family of five.
 - a year ago
Two Tiny Pavilions Respectfully Perch Atop a Lava Flow on Maui
Two Tiny Pavilions Respectfully Perch Atop a Lava Flow on Maui
A pair of tiny pavilions provide an eco-friendly retreat on Maui.
 - a year ago
How to Furnish a Small-Space Bedroom
How to Furnish a Small-Space Bedroom
Space-saving solutions from Room & Board beautifully make the most of compact bedrooms.
 - a year ago
"Where Should I Keep My...?": Solving the Ultimate Small Space Dilemmas
"Where Should I Keep My...?": Solving the Ultimate Small Space Dilemmas
Squeeze every last bit of storage space out of your dwelling, no matter its size.
 - a year ago
An Austin Prefab Company Debuts a Tiny Office You Can Build in Four Hours
An Austin Prefab Company Debuts a Tiny Office You Can Build in Four Hours
Shipped flat to your door, Novi is a 96-square-foot studio that requires no previous construction experience.
 - a year ago
A Modern Micro-House in Portland Clad in Local Fir
A Modern Micro-House in Portland Clad in Local Fir
Small in footprint, but grand in presentation, a 250-square-foot accessory dwelling unit provides cozy accommodations equipped with multifunctional furniture.
 - a year ago
Toronto's Story Pod Doubles as a Lending Library and Community Hub
Toronto's Story Pod Doubles as a Lending Library and Community Hub
In the historic downtown core of Newmarket, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto area, sits the Story Pod—an abstract black box filled with stacks of books.
 - a year ago
6 Best Dwell UK Apartments
6 Best Dwell UK Apartments
Across the North Atlantic in the United Kingdom, you may spot subtle variations in style when it comes to the architecture and interior design of apartments.
 - a year ago
In This Compact Barcelona Apartment, Space Is Maximized With Smart Material Choices
In This Compact Barcelona Apartment, Space Is Maximized With Smart Material Choices
In the heart of Poblenou, a neighborhood in Barcelona that was once the epicenter of industry in the 19th century, rising real estate prices mean that people are finding better...
 - a year ago
6 Ways to Declutter and Free Up Space in Your Bedroom
6 Ways to Declutter and Free Up Space in Your Bedroom
A well-designed bedroom should encourage you to unwind and unplug from the chores and activities of the day and enjoy a deep, restful sleep—but that’s not always the case.
 - a year ago