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Micro Apartments: 15 Inspirational Tiny Spaces

Could you live in a teeny-tiny apartment barely bigger than the living room of most suburban homes? If your answer is an automatic no, give these 15 well-designed micro apartments a gander. Architects make the most of small spaces using lofts, ultra-compact staircases, slide-outs and multipurpose furniture. You might be surprised how much you can fit into 300 square feet or less – and wait until you see how people

Small english garden ideas

Garden ideas can spring up anywhere. Look at gorgeous garden photos to get some great garden ideas for your backyard.Good design is essential for small space gardens. If you have limited room to grow as many of us do in urban areas, maximising the area you can garden in and wise Design principles help achieve an attractive, appealing place to live and enjoy your garden. Here is an example of

Small Apartment Makeover

New York is known for it’s small apartments. Luckily, a lack of space doesn’t have to cramp your style. Our clients Natasha & Rob prove that it’s possible to live well in the tiniest of spaces – 350 square feet, to be exact. All it take is a little creativity. Full of clever solutions, their teeny-tiny East Village apartment boasts a full size gourmet kitchen, a bathroom, bedroom, two closets, a washer/dryer, and a

8 Smart Ideas for Small Bathrooms

OVAL SINK In a Lake Martin, Alabama,lake house bathroomdesigned by Bill Ingram, an oval-shaped sink by Toto is softer — more like a bowl — and gives you more counter space than a square. WASHSTAND WITH TOWEL BARS “I love this washstand from Waterworks, because I can hang wet towels without having to have towel bars everywhere,” designer Barry Dixon says of the bathroom in a Washington, D.C. row house.

5 Space Maximizing Ideas from a Manhattan Micro Loft

Project by: Specht Harpman Architects Location: New York City, New York From the designers: Located at the top of a six-story brownstone on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, this apartment had a tiny footprint – just 425 square feet—over three different levels. However, the space stretched vertically for approximately 25 feet. The previous spatial arrangement was so awkward that there wasn’t even a reasonable place to locate a bed or a

Enjoy Some Extremely Tiny Living In These 173-Square-Foot Micro Apartments

When most people talk about decreasing the size of their carbon footprint, they think about driving less, composting more, or eating locally. What doesn’t often get considered is how much personal space we are taking up on this planet. Treehugger founder and wealthy entrepreneur Graham Hill’s sermon on “small living” lit up the TED talk circuit last year after he gave up a Seattle mansion to shack up in a

5 new home trends for 2015

Think micro-appliances, the latest, greatest energy-efficiency rating, and a shorter commute. The future of home design is looking more and more efficient, compact and customized. While we aren’t quite ready to 3D-print dinner, innovation and invention are at the forefront of building industry trends. Here’s what’s happening on the front lines of home design today based on a tour of the season’s trade shows—and what it means for your house

Micro Apartments Are the Future of Urban Living

To combat the growing housing crisis in major American cities, architects are designing smaller, more efficient apartments that will change the way urbanites live There’s a housing crisis in major American cities: it’s too damn expensive to live in one. In New York City, for example, there are many more single adults –representing a whopping 33 percent of the population–  living alone than there are small, affordable apartments. And there’s

Luxury in a Tomb-Size Hotel Room

For many years the standard complaint about hotel rooms in New York was, “They’re expensive but they’re small,” often uttered with a “What are you going to do about it?” shrug. But hoteliers recently have been making a virtue of that small size, offering tiny yet thoughtfully designed accommodations for around $200 a night, and in some cases well below that. The new rooms are in the “affordable luxury” segment,

Design for downtown living

Smart Storage Design Small-spaced downtown living is nothing new, but there’s a recent craze that’s taking the design world by storm. It’s all about maximizing tiny spaces by using built-in-storage- even for your bed. They’re called micro-condos, so micro that some measure just 288 square feet. With limited space, the idea is to design a home that looks sleek and clutter free by combining multiple rooms into one in a