Small Spaces / Home & Consumer

Small Spaces: Think Warm!

It isn't fair that most of the nation is freezing. It's been a hard year weather-wise, and it could be therapeutic to focus on warmer times. Even though you're cold right now, that doesn't mean you cannot plan ahead. Dreaming is an often a healthy...

Small Spaces: Bathroom Tricks

You haven't used a small bathroom until you've showered on a boat or in a motor home. European hotels often offer tiny bathrooms when compared to the typical hospitality suites in the U.S. However, some boutique hotels have a similar model. I've ...

Small Spaces: Closet Organization

Closets can become like the Black Hole of Calcutta in no time at all. Some people are very disciplined in how they treat their closets, but I'm a dismal failure. I toss, pile, hang too much on the hooks on the back of the door and often pile ...

Small Spaces: Must You Have Bookshelves?

Changing times create changing furnishing needs. If you don't read hardcover books any more, do you still need bookshelves in your home? Is it possible that bookshelves will go the way of the colossal TV armoire or the executive desk that hogs an ...

Small Spaces: Dual-Use Furnishings

No young woman wants to wear sensible shoes with a fancy ensemble. It's a turnoff to pair a stylish outfit with grandmotherly footwear. When sensible furnishings are discussed, one could get the hint that you might be sacrificing style and panache...

Small Spaces: The Humble Mudroom

There may not be a room in America more adored at this moment than the humble mudroom. Many older homes in regions where snow falls have been built with at least one such space, either at the back of the house or near a front entry. Even in new ...