Small But Spacious

Small homes can feel spacious with the right design elements and efficient storage.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionBy removing drywall and exposing the rafters, he took his space vertical, building a place for his bed above the closet with a staircase unlike any other.
Some of the smallest spaces are filled with the biggest ideas. Visit a tiny, industrial bachelor pad in Miami, built-ins galore in New York, a simple and sophisticated loft in San Francisco and a hidden office in Oakland.

Bachelor Tree House
Andrew Primavera wanted to live by the beach, so he found himself a tiny apartment where he loved the light. Everything else, he gutted.

Primavera removed the drywall ceiling and gained an extra foot of space and open beams for a more contemporary, industrial feel. He installed outdoor flood lights and a warehouse fan for industrial touches. He hangs his bikes from the ceiling for handy, out-of-the-way storage. Exposed rafters are a great place to hang heavy items and to hide wires and speakers.