By Kimberely Seldon
Worldwide, shoppers are getting to know the advantages of the small area way of life, forsaking the paintings and burdensome cost that is going with residing in a "McMansion" in desire of the attractiveness and practicality of dwelling in cozier areas. From younger owners who've rediscovered the fun of loft-style houses within the urban , to empty-nesters preferring smaller, extra practicable residing areas, thousands of owners have migrated to the "not-so-big" sort of living.
500 rules for Small areas is a realistic advisor that includes 500 real-life home improvement, organizing, and adorning counsel for creating a really small domestic glance and serve as larger. this day, residing in a small domestic isn't a compromise, it's the most well liked selection for starting to be numbers of householders.
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The only catch: now dishes are on display so a certain amount of discipline is required to keep items looking neat. Yet another option is to use frosted glass. This gives the illusion of sheerness while hiding cabinet contents. To highlight items on display in glass cabinets, consider adding an interior cabinet light. Or flank a window with a pair of glass-front cabinets. Add glass at the sides of the cabinets to allow the sunlight to filter through the interiors and highlight decorative objects.
Yet another option is to use frosted glass. This gives the illusion of sheerness while hiding cabinet contents. To highlight items on display in glass cabinets, consider adding an interior cabinet light. Or flank a window with a pair of glass-front cabinets. Add glass at the sides of the cabinets to allow the sunlight to filter through the interiors and highlight decorative objects. design tip If you have a casual country kitchen decorated in French Country, Americana, or Santa Fe style, visually enlarge its appearance by replacing solid door panels with mesh or chicken wire.
Television. This allows you to transform a formal living room into a casual family room simply by 50 Cleverly conceal a television by shifting the focus from a fireplace or symmetri- recessing it within a wall. A large cally placed sofas, as examples, to the enter- piece of artwork or decorative tainment area. Case Study ■ In larger homes, the living room is often demoted to infrequent use. Not so with small homes, where every inch of space is utilized. For one young couple, their small living room provided a destination for dinner parties, a cozy room for television watching, and a quiet retreat for reading.
500 Ideas for Small Spaces by Kimberely Seldon