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Ways to Make Your Tiny Home Feel Inviting

Have you ever entered someone’s home and immediately felt relaxed and comfortable? What is it that makes the difference between homes that exude an immediate sense of welcome and hospitality, and those that reinforce the feeling that you’re not in Kansas anymore? Is it the home environment, or the hostess? In my experience, both play …

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Tiny Apartments: How Small is Too Small?

To meet the demand of young adults and downsizing Baby Boomers crowding into cities to be within walking distance of jobs, transportation, and other daily needs, developers are creating increasingly tinier, space-efficient apartments. In addition to the convenience of city living, being willing to sacrifice space for up to 30% lower rent allows many singles to …

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Building Your Perfect Compact Wardrobe

Clothes can be overwhelming. Between choosing what to wear and trying to find things in an unorganized, tiny closet, your day can quickly get off to the wrong start with this frustrating and draining experience. Even after implementing a few closet organizational tools, your real problem remains — too many clothes you don’t even wear. …

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Things You Might Not Need In a Small Apartment

Tiny living makes space a commodity. If you’ve ever moved from a larger home into a small apartment, you’ll quickly learn there’s simply not enough room for certain things. Liquidating, consolidating, and rethinking unpractical, space-hogging possessions is an immediate concern — obvious things like a large couch that won’t fit through the door, or exercise …

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Apartment Amenities: What’s Worth It and What’s Not?

The demand and matching availability of apartments has continued to increase. In the U.S., the average vacancy is around 8% — the highest in 40 years. With space at a premium and more people choosing to live closer to city jobs for shorter commutes, builders are providing the ideal solution for this demographic. Whatever reason …

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Coffee Mugs: Small Space Multi-Taskers

Coffee mugs have a way of accumulating, especially since they make easy gifts, and we gravitate to them as functional souvenirs and personalized keepsakes. However they multiply, you’ve probably never had to say “I need to buy some new coffee mugs.” On the contrary, coffee mugs become one of the first items purged in an …

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5 Small-Space Friendly Ways to Get More Mileage Out of Your Suitcase

Unless you travel for a living, suitcases fall in the category of necessary but infrequently used items that take up space — probably in a closet or under the bed. Perhaps you even have vintage pieces you just can’t bear to part with, but never use. Whatever the reason you have them, suitcases don’t have …

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