If you've ever lived in an apartment or a really tiny house, you probably understand the struggle of a tiny outdoor space. Generally, tiny porches are the only type of porches you'll find with an apartment. While a tiny porch is better than no porch at all, sometimes you have to get creative with the small space you have with small balcony furniture and space saving solutions. Luckily, I've rounded up a bunch of ways to make the most of your tiny porch this summer, including DIYs, storage solutions and just plain cute pieces to add to your porch.
Itty-bitty baths and little loos present unique decor and renovation challenges to homeowners and renters alike. If you've found yourself stuck with this "small bath problem", don't fret! Inspiration is on the way: we've rounded up ten big impact small bathroom makeovers from DIY-minded small bath renovators across the web. Enjoy!
Tired of always closing the doors to her home office when guests came over, Kate decided to give her home office a complete chic makeover. Kate was initially inspired to do the office overhaul after purchasing the two bookcases that now flank her desk. And while the project took five months to complete, she was able to do it right under $1000!
Let's face it, it's not the baby that takes up a lot of room, it's all the crap that her parents think they need--or are TOLD they will need--to go with her. Not only does the stuff take up a lot of room, it costs a lot of money too. So, although these tips
Architect Gary Chang turned a 330 square foot apartment into a Domestic Transformer. In Hong Kong, where space is tighter than tight, Gary devised a sliding wall system to transform his family's 330 square foot apartment into a user-friendly posh pad that transforms into 24 different living combinations. For example,
We've seen tiny homes before, but HuffPo has put together 7 totally entertaining videos (and images) of tiny homes and the people that live in them. They offer insightful and thought-provoking arguments for serious downsizing.
Laurana turned her 16 square foot walk-in closet into the cutest craft room EVER! Here's the amazing after:
Are you under the apprehension that an all-white color palette will make a small room look larger? If so, it's actually a MIS-apprehension, according to Anne Krueger of HGTV. In her article, Color Rules for Small Spaces, Ann sets us straight about color choices for decorating rooms scant on square footage. Here's the thumbnail version:
We've seen something similar to this how-to before here on Curbly, but the fact that this one is made using a metal ruler ups the ante in the ingenious department. To make one, you'll need a few things like this:
Recently I bought French-made undergarment that set me back 70 bucks. Instead of buying several, I figured, at that price, I'd just wash it out in the sink every few days until I felt like springing for another one. As you can probably guess, washing it by hand has become a bit monotonous, and, yes, I know I could toss it in a lingerie bag and use the old washing machine, but there's part of me that still balks at the risk. Which brings me to...
Study Beds allow you to turn any extra bedroom into a study and back into a bedroom in seconds. What's especially clever about the design is nothing on the desk's surface has to be moved or even disrupted when it lowers and reveals the flip down bed. Available in single and double models. Now for the downside....looks like they're only available in the UK, and they're not inexpensive either.
Perfect for small-living spaces, the multi-functional Bada Table from EcoSystems, made of reclaimed walnut, transforms from a sleek table to a love seat with a simple 'flick of the wrist.'
These clever beds are perfect for people who are short on space but not on style. The list is even animated, which makes the post almost as cool as the beds themselves!
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Perfect for small spaces, the Picturetable from Verena Lang goes from frame to table in about a second. It looks like those fabulous side supports are slipped into and out of holes drilled into the legs when they are extended. For a DIY attempt I'm thinking 1/4" rod banged into 45 degrees at the ends. A piano hinge on the bottom and two smaller ones for the legs....hmmmm.
‘Punished, to the corner!’ is not a command but the name of a small storage unit by Cristina Toledo. The cubby can be mounted into any corner of any room. It’s certainly an interesting solution for spaces tight on storage. Via.
The first image shows objects stored while the one below features the unit closed.
Shapely yet minimal in appearance, Neptune’s 'Wind' corner tub that can be equipped with whirlpool capacity. Although perfect for small spaces, at 60" x 36" x 20" is still incredibly roomy and, starting at $1200, it’s not crazy expensive either. Via.
Domino has assembled a slide show of 7 sumptuous, skimpy-on-square-footage floor plans. (The smallest is a mere 200 square feet!) Each luscious photo is accompanied by a detailed illustration too.
Photo by Eric Cahan.