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.

Bright Renovation of a Tiny Manhattan Apartment
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.
 - 4 years ago
A Gut Renovation Transforms a Tiny Manhattan Apartment
A Gut Renovation Transforms a Tiny Manhattan Apartment
A 400-square-foot Upper East Side apartment gets a new look.
 - 4 years ago
Inside Peter Fehrentz's Renovated Flat in Berlin
Inside Peter Fehrentz's Renovated Flat in Berlin
With a confident color palette and clever space-saving tricks, designer Peter Fehrentz transforms a 646-square-foot apartment in Berlin.
 - 5 years ago
A Pivoting Wall Makes This Tiny Studio a Fit For Any Occasion
A Pivoting Wall Makes This Tiny Studio a Fit For Any Occasion
Movable modular parts make this renovated, 400-square-foot Manhattan apartment a flexible feat.
 - 2 years ago
How One Family of Three Does It All in 675 Square Feet
How One Family of Three Does It All in 675 Square Feet
A growing family in Brooklyn downsizes their living space while expanding their collective quality of life.
 - 3 years ago
A Danish Design Kingpin Moves to NYC with a Shipping Container of Furniture in Tow
A Danish Design Kingpin Moves to NYC with a Shipping Container of Furniture in Tow
A purveyor of contemporary Nordic design expands his brand’s presence stateside—beginning with his new Manhattan apartment.
 - 2 years ago
You Can Do It All in 450 Square Feet
You Can Do It All in 450 Square Feet
“A strategy of extreme density was required,” says Michael Chen of Normal Projects, who along with partner Kari Anderson handled the renovation of this Upper West Side apartment.
 - 10 years ago
Modern Lofts We'd Love to Call Home
Modern Lofts We'd Love to Call Home
While loft living might not be for everyone, others find it dream-worthy.
 - 2 years ago
This Is How You Can Live Large in a Small Space
This Is How You Can Live Large in a Small Space
With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than its 576 square feet.
 - 4 years ago
8 Companies That Are Revolutionizing Kit Homes
8 Companies That Are Revolutionizing Kit Homes
With seemingly limitless plans, styles, and sizes, kit homes are an intriguing alternative for homebuyers.
 - 4 years ago
A Tiny Footprint Isn’t So Bad When You Live in a Tower
A Tiny Footprint Isn’t So Bad When You Live in a Tower
In a popular New Zealand enclave, two homeowners buck the bigger-is-better building trend with a modest getaway tucked into the trees.
 - 2 years ago
A Mini-Home With Mega-Views
A Mini-Home With Mega-Views
At just 430 square feet, an artist's retreat takes advantage of the surrounding scenery to define interior spaces without confining the homeowner.
 - 2 years ago
This California–Made Camper Is All You Need to Get Your Adventures Going
This California–Made Camper Is All You Need to Get Your Adventures Going
At this point, everyone knows how much we love the outdoors.
 - 2 years ago
A London Town House Renovation Beaming with Personality
A London Town House Renovation Beaming with Personality
Tigg Coll Architects takes a new approach to a straightforward town house renovation and expansion.
 - 3 years ago
Photo of the Week: Tiny Home Office in a Former Garage
Photo of the Week: Tiny Home Office in a Former Garage
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
 - 3 years ago
A Home, Studio, and Gallery Support a Growing Art Scene in Georgia
A Home, Studio, and Gallery Support a Growing Art Scene in Georgia
A forward-thinking architect builds a multifunctional structure with a burgeoning community in mind.
 - 3 years ago
Now That's How You Double Your Square Footage
Now That's How You Double Your Square Footage
In the suburbs of Paris, an architect with an eco-friendly practice doesn’t let tradition stand in the way of innovation.
 - 3 years ago
Editor's Picks: 7 Inspiring Small Spaces
Editor's Picks: 7 Inspiring Small Spaces
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's November 2015 issue.
 - 3 years ago
This Luxurious Apartment in Greenwich Village Is Only 520 Square Feet
This Luxurious Apartment in Greenwich Village Is Only 520 Square Feet
A designer of grand homes packs all the essentials—and more—into a Manhattan studio of his own.
 - 3 years ago
This Tiny New England Cottage Is a No-Frills Weekend Hideaway
This Tiny New England Cottage Is a No-Frills Weekend Hideaway
A one-room retreat outside Providence, Rhode Island, takes up no more space than a standard two-car garage.
 - 3 years ago
How to build a Tiny DIY Trailer on a Budget
How to build a Tiny DIY Trailer on a Budget
A young couple on the move build a small home that will go wherever life takes them.
 - 3 years ago
Cottage Industrious
Cottage Industrious
A simple cabin on the banks of Lake Erie packs function into just 510 square feet.
 - 2 years ago
Huy Bui’s Brooklyn Loft Is Like a
Self-Contained Jungle
Huy Bui’s Brooklyn Loft Is Like a Self-Contained Jungle
It’s hardly a surprise that the Plant-in City cofounder lives surrounded by vegetation.
 - 2 years ago