Friday, June 12, 2009

Using Every Bit of Space

In small spaces, it's easy to think you are just plain out of room for anything else. If there is a spot in your house that does not serve much purpose, rethink it! Space above the bed, that blank wall when you first walk in the door. Rethink every spot in your home. Also don't feel like you have to have certain things in certain rooms. A home office can be in your bedroom if it works there for you. Decide how your life flows and design your home around YOU!

17 comments:

MissBliss said...

love it! need to do this in our little beach place!! have a great weekend...

Alicia said...

My favorite use ever was the under the stairs space...drawers for boots & other odds & ends.

janet said...

great spaces, im always striving to make use of every little spot in our small home, yet i wouldnt have it any other way. thanks for sharing
hugs
janet

Lauren Jade said...

love the pics and great ideas.

love, honor, and cherish said...

Also think inside the walls! It's pretty simple to create a nook or a small niche from the space between your wall studs.

The Design Boards said...

I love your blog! Great source of inspiration

kitchendetails said...

I stumbled upon your blog and am quite impressed! I like the stack of books in the photo. I love books so think they are integral to any design and offer great "textural" feel for a room. I carved out space in between pilings in a stairwell in our beach house and made large niches for my vintage purse collection and also gained a "shelf" on top of the niches...I stacked all my design books and others in a random manner and I love the way it looks! Sometimes the best decor is right under your nose! Check out my blog as well: kitchendetails.wordpress.com

massi said...

love the stylish use of space.
In particular the second one.
Massi

be*mused jan said...

I am looking for a little desk about that size. Do you have a source for it?

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Hi,
Awww... compact living where I am now. My poorman's house is so little in every way. But loving designing it.

YOur inspirations & ideas are so helpful.

Thanks a mill for sharing.

Have a beautiful Friday.

Lisa said...

Sorry I do not have the sourse on that particular desk but westelm has 2 I really love...ck them out!

http://www.westelm.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?storeId=17001&catalogId=17002&viewSetCode=E&langId=-1&cmsrc=IMC1823&partNumber=WE-PRODf941&storeId=17001&langId=-1&catalogId=17002&viewSetCode=E&parentId=WE-SH1FRNSKS&retainNav=true&cmsrc=WE-SH1FRNSKS&cm_re=09PRF1.1-_-Hero1-_-SawhorseDesk

http://www.westelm.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?storeId=17001&langId=-1&catalogId=17002&viewSetCode=E&partNumber=WE-PRODf787&retainNav=true&parent_category_rn=&cmsrc=SCH&parentId=desk

Lisa said...

Oh and here is one from target

http://www.target.com/dp/B000OPMQ8U/sr=1-3/qid=1245439429/ref=sr_fkmr_txt_1_3/189-4131380-6617608?ie=UTF8&search-alias=tgt-index&frombrowse=0&index=target&rh=k%3Asawhorse%20desk&page=1

abeachcottage said...

I seem to have to use every bit of space in our cottage

great post and nice pics

Sarah

Lupe said...

This is especially true in my tiny apartment. We're actually going to be building a bed with two rows of bookshelves on each side in order to save space!

Shalini said...

Love the first photo.... and I've been looking for a table just like that.

Rupert Alistair said...

I've always been a big advocate of "using every bit of space", however you have done it so elegantly here. Beautiful site!

Rupert

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