Category: Small Spaces
According to Claire Easley from builderonline.com these trends talk about how the future of home design is shaping up.
Smaller and Closer to Main Street
It is said that one of the biggest trends is that people are moving back to “Main Street” and into smaller homes. The trend is particularly strong among boomers looking to downsize. They want to sell their houses in the suburbs to move closer in to be able to walk to the movies.
While statistics imply the trend toward smaller homes recently reversed, builders attributes the “flip” to the fact that home buyers are all looking for product that is “smaller and well crafted.”
Much of the credit goes to the success of architects Marianne Cusato and Sarah Susanka in popularizing small-but-smart home design, as well as the overall improvement buyers perceive in appreciation for quality. Communities … Read More »
Trying to turn a tiny, stark white apartment kitchen into a fun place to cook, organize life and eat can be no small feat. So I found out when helping my niece in her 420 square foot darling apartment in Chicago. The landlord said no paint, no wall coverings, no anything! So what to do?
We started with a mocha brown desk that had previously been in a bedroom but had no home in the new space. We surrounded the desk with a couple of black bookshelves and a great bentwood chair. A colorful piece of artwork and a small pub table and chairs for dining fit nicely in the space between the kitchen and the bedroom. A few fun accessories added color and pizazz. So the long and short of it…Small spaces can be a challenge, but the possibilities … Read More »