Small Spaces / Home & Consumer

Small Spaces: Getting It Right

When you are faced with confined space, getting your dining room table size right is imperative. Don't be wooed by style if it is simply too large for your area. You will regret your impractical decision when you must suck it in, squeeze or make ...

Small Spaces: Things That Take Up Zero Space

Without taking up any space, you can achieve dramatic shifts in a small place. Let's examine five ideas that you can immediately put into practice. Begin with wall color. Can you add a fun color to the front entry or back porch? In some floor ...

Small Spaces: Work With the Windows

Windows, and how you dress them, can create the illusion of more space. You can use a practical element of architecture and turn it into a design feature that frames what lies beyond in a way that improves the interior. In fact, even in a ...

Small Spaces: Tiny Parlors

Particular lifestyle trends of an era define floor plans. Back in the day, it was very common to have an anteroom or parlor right off an entrance to a home; this actually goes back to fine Colonial homes. In such a place, a guest might wait for ...

Small Spaces: Improve Lighting

Your mood is decidedly affected by natural light. Though we are hurdling towards summer, those living in parts of the nation that see little sun are familiar with seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD.

Folks from the Northwest understand...

Small Spaces: Compact Play Places for Kids

We are holding our breath for spring! Even in those parts of the nation that still have snow; minds are drifting towards warmer weather and outdoor fun. Small yards sometimes have to work extra hard to entertain multiple ages. Relaxing in your own...