How To Make the Max of Your Mini Kitchen

created at: 04/09/2012

Just because you have a petite kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t have big culinary skills. Take for example Deb from The Smitten Kitchen. She’s done some impressive cooking/baking in her 80 square foot NYC apartment’s kitchen. To put her space in perspective, her oven is 3/4 size and she only has six cabinets and one built-in counter top. Her limited space doesn’t hold her back, however. She once baked a wedding cake in her little kitchen and mini oven. Continue Reading

Hans Liberg’s Recording Studio Log Cabin

created at: 04/09/2012

Hans Liberg has a log cabin for a recording studio that’s more loggy than most. But even for all its logginess, its unique construction makes if feel anything but traditional, in a log cabin sense. That’s because it was put together by Hans’s friend, furniture designer, Piet Hein Eek. If you’re familiar with some of Piet’s work–especially his scrap wood pieces–it makes total sense. Inside, it’s cool blue and smooth with not one log in sight. Continue Reading

Amazing Tiny Dining Room Makeover

Sibylle’s dining room wasn’t used as a dining room. (More of a ‘deposit’ room.) That’s all changed, and BIG time. Before, it looked like a walk in closet. A fresh coat of white paint, a mirror, a DIY chandelier, and some Ikea items later, it’s roomy, bright and–maybe best yet–usable! So, so cute.

To see more details of the makeover, visit

[via Dwelling Gawker] 


Eye Candy: 7 Tiny Bedrooms with BIG Style

 created at: 02/07/2012

This just in: Size really doesn’t matter in the bedroom department. What does matter is style! And these teeny-tiny boudoirs are loaded with it.

First up is designer Jen Chu‘s bedroom. She not only did she fit a large 4-poster bed and a glittery chandelier in her diminutive bedroom but a home office as well. You can see more pics of Jen’s bedroom, click here.

Tiny doesn’t have to mean uninviting. Take for example this cottage-y bedroom. Continue Reading

Closets Turned Home Offices

created at: 08/03/2011

Closets turned home offices are not a new subject around here, but I spotted some at Downsize My Space that need a second glance. Especially the one pictured above. The closet acts as a credenza of sorts, and the disco ball, well that’s just delightful.

This one is pretty fab too. Every bit of space is used and the addition of a mirror really opens–and brightens–up that teeny space. Plus you can see if anyone is sneaking up on you from behind. Continue Reading

Seattle’s Smallest Condo?

Remember Felice’s 90 square foot Upper East Side NYC microstudio apartment? Well, Steve Sauer’s Seattle diggs is huge in comparison, but at 182 square feet, it’s still pretty small.    

created at: 05/06/2011

Of course, small size doesn’t mean it’s small in style. It looks like Steve has taken advantage of every square inch of his space.

See more images at Sharona Design and to read about Steve’s diminutive condo, visit The Seattle Times.

Upper West Side Microstudio: New York’s Smallest Apartment?

created at: 04/05/2011

Just how small does an apartment have to be before it’s qualified as a ‘microstudio?’ In the case of Felice Cohen’s Upper West Side apartment, that figure would be 90 square feet. She pays $700 a month in rent. Comparatively, the average rent for an Upper West Side pad is $3,600. Watch the video below to see how Felice lives in such a tiny place, and then answer this question: Could you live in 90 square feet? Continue Reading

The $200 Microhouse

created at: 03/10/2011

Oh boy, what couldn’t you do with a tiny, modern home in your backyard?! Especially when the materials only cost $200.   Derek Diedrickson makes tiny, playful houses out of upcycled materials. The New York Times reports, “For ingenuity, thrift and charm, Mr. Diedricksen’s tiny structures are hard to beat. Made of scavenged materials, they cost on average less than $200 to build….

created at: 03/10/2011

They often have transparent roofing, which allows a fine view of the treetops, particularly in the smallest ones, where the most comfortable position is supine. Continue Reading