Small Wonders: Design Tips for Space-Starved Homes

Good things come in small packages. An elegant New York studio, a hotel-chic bungalow in Venice Beach, a library on wheels in Washington, D.C., and a New York City mini-loft open up to reveal some wonderful surprises.

Font
  • A
  • A
  • A

E-mail This Page to Your Friends

x

All fields are required.

Separate multiple e-mail addresses with a comma; Maximum 20 email addresses.

Refresh

Sending E-mail

Sending E-mail

Or Do Not E-mail

Success!

A link to %this page% was e-mailed

White walls and floors maximize the light, open feel of the space.

Minimalist Mini-Loft

John Protos and Tup Thomas gutted their 520-square-foot New York apartment and molded it into a sophisticated mini-loft. They've maximized every square inch. A narrow staircase leads to an almost full-height sleeping loft; the space below houses a huge walk-in closet. Creating a perfect example of modern minimalism, they have selected a few large pieces to set the tone for their living space.

The homeowners opted for additional counter space in the kitchen. An under-the-counter refrigerator and a swing-out table built into the counter maximize the space they have. The smaller fridge poses some challenges; for instance, they have to shop more frequently and buy items fresh for larger meals. They enjoy a full-size oven but had to compromise with a smaller dishwasher.

Carefully selected, contemporary furniture perfectly complements the loft vibe.

Everything in this New York mini-loft is painted white, including a brick wall and the floors. John and Tup decided to use a few long, large pieces of furniture to accent the depth of the room. Built-ins for books, electronics and to cover the radiator keep the space clean and uncluttered.

1234Next »

We Recommend...

Small...The New Big

Small...The New Big

Make room for style and function. Get ideas from other homeowners with innovative approaches to utilizing and defining the...

Do-It-Yourself Charm

Do-It-Yourself Charm

Big do-it-yourself ideas can expand any space. Check out a tiny bungalow with Hollywood glamour, a little house with a big...

(10 photos)
Urban Style Living

Urban Style Living

Cities offer all the best of culture and a vibrant lifestyle. But when faced with minimal square footage, many homeowners...

(9 photos)
Advertisement

HGTV Inspiration Newsletter

Create your unique, personal style with advice and inspiration from HGTV.