Small Spaces / Home & Consumer

Small Spaces: Empty Student Bedrooms

In many households this month, parents are still grieving that their first child has gone off to college. The sense of loss can be overwhelming. The good news is that these sad feelings don't last long, and the better news is that you actually ...

Small Spaces: Dine in the Round

Circles are used to enclose many things. When you are working on math problems, circles are used for clarification. We use the concept of encircling in literature to indicate closeness and protection. And as a practical matter, the circle has been...

Small Spaces: Powder Bath Packages

Very often, the powder bath is the tiniest room in your house. Yet this traditionally minimal space can become one of your most alluring attributes, no matter how small. The powder bath is a wonderful opportunity to try out a zippy new color of ...

Small Spaces: Alternate Living Room Arrangements

Owning a small living room does not mean that you automatically must squeeze a 7-foot sofa into it. There seems to be a tendency to buy the biggest sofa that one can push into the room; I think out of fear that there will not be enough seating. ...

Small Spaces: Meaningful Graphics

Inspiration can be written on your walls. There is appreciation these days for small signs that spell out popular sayings. Often these tiny and inexpensive signs are incorporated into wall collages that feature family photos or furniture. You can ...