Small Spaces / Home & Consumer

Small Spaces: Fall Cleaning

Ever heard of fall cleaning? As the weather gently cools, somehow I've acquired the desire to straighten up and do a deep clean. How does that relate to small living spaces? Turns out the single best thing you can do to increase the sense of ...

Small Spaces: Warming Up for Winter

This is the time of year to think fireplaces. When it's cold outside, we naturally want our indoor sanctuary to feel comfy and cozy. We gravitate towards flannel sheets, fluffy comforters and thick socks, and we begin to turn on the heat. The idea...

Small Spaces: Bathing in Style

There are times when we all wish that we had a spa-like bathroom. It's easy to be covetous of a giant soaking tub for two and a shower large enough so that you don't have to pretend you are a flamingo. In a space challenged room you just have to ...

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 ...