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Small Spaces / Home & Consumer

Small Spaces: Using Wallpaper Efficiently

Wallpaper can be an efficient and effective way to spruce up a house without taking up any room. Wall coverings have been around for hundreds of years, but admiration waxes and wanes with each decade. It seems that consistent popularity depends on...

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...