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Small Spaces / Home & Consumer

Small Spaces: Save Space With Smart Doors

Doors often take up a lot of precious space. Notice that on a yacht, doors are never the size of a standard, land-based entry. Nautical design strips things down to the bare minimum. Sometimes a little of that spatial economy can be extremely ...

Small Spaces: Space-Saving Headboard Ideas

There is an unfailing way to save space in a bedroom: Slim down your headboard and bedding ensemble. For those who are downsizing an entire household, you cannot waste the space that a bulky bed design occupies. Consider that your old bed may not ...

Small Spaces: Preparing Space for Senior Relatives

Retrofitting a space for an aging relative is a delicate task. First, consider the emotional component before any floor plan, furniture or design scheme. Realize that relocating, when one is in their later years, is disturbing on a colossal scale....

Small Spaces: Green Backsplash

Make a splash in your kitchen with color. Even those who are afraid of using color manage to accept some pizzazz when it comes to the design of a kitchen backsplash. Both practical and decorative, the backsplash is one of the best ways to create ...

Small Spaces: Spark Fireplace

There appears to be enough cold weather packed into this year to keep us pondering about how to be cozier in our homes, large or small. Obvious things like checking the weatherproofing of windows and doors, accessing damage to roofing and ensuring...

Small Spaces: Walnut and Maple Flooring

How can you make an open floor plan feel sophisticated? The problem is that when you have a kitchen, dining and living room open to each other, you can easily end up with visual chaos. It can appear as if you are always sitting in a workspace. ...