13 Small Spaces That Live Large

Can't get enough of tiny homes or small space design? The 2015 HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Small Spaces That Live Large Category has got you covered with everything from stylish tiny homes to an Airstream trailer and even a floating home!

Small Low Country Cottage With Farmhouse Feel

Small Low Country Cottage With Farmhouse Feel

Photo by: John McManus

John McManus

If you like what you see here, head over to Fresh Faces of Design to see more photos of each space, vote on your favorite, then enter for your shot at $10,000!

Designer Lisa Furey's challenge for the home above was to design and build a 690-square-foot low-country cottage that would include a kitchen, laundry area, bedroom and workspace as well as outdoor space. Board and batten siding, a standing seam metal roof and board and batten composite shutters — all weather-proof choices — give the exterior a farmhouse feel.

Modern Floating House: View From the Water

Modern Floating House: View From the Water

Photo by: Matthew Millman

Matthew Millman

The top floor of this floating home designed by Robert Nebolon includes the public areas of the home (living room, kitchen and dining room) and is sheathed in a white metal siding. The lower-level bedrooms are sheathed in a blue metal siding, and the roof shape is reminiscent of sails on a ship.

Tiny, Colorful Eclectic House in Texas

Tiny, Colorful Eclectic House in Texas

Photo by: Molly Winters Photography

Molly Winters Photography

This 370-square-foot Texas home created in an old trailer is designed to embrace outdoor entertaining. Kim Lewis selected fun colors and whimsical accents to completely transform the trailer.

Calm, Coastal Living Room

Calm, Coastal Living Room

Photo by: Lori Rourk

Lori Rourk

Designer Lori Rourk recovered existing furniture that was previously dark and drab and repositioned a bed (just out of site to the right of the sofa) to create a comfortable, coastal vibe in this tiny studio space.

Gray Banquette and Floral Curtains in Airstream Trailer

Gray Banquette and Floral Curtains in Airstream Trailer

Photo by: William C Johnson Architect

William C Johnson Architect

William C. Johnson proves you can pack a lot of style in a tiny Airstream trailer. In addition to this chic banquette, this Airstream includes a mini kitchen with refrigerator, two sleeping bays and a bathroom, all designed with the same pleasing, neutral patterns and finishes.

Exterior View of Cottage With White Trim and Full Length Windows

Exterior View of Cottage With White Trim and Full Length Windows

Photo by: codyulrich.com


Paige Morse packed a complete living space -- kitchen, bed, bathroom and lounging area -- into this tiny cabin. Black siding trimmed in white make the building pop against the natural background.

Wooden Geometric Home

Wooden Geometric Home

Photo by: Bates Masi + Architects

Bates Masi + Architects

This 600-square-foot house explores a geometric solution to create luxury with a minimum footprint. Through light and shapes, Bates Masi + Architects expanded the perception of space.

Living Room With Built-In Storage and Workspace

Living Room With Built-In Storage and Workspace

Photo by: Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture

Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture

Having a small home does not mean having to sacrifice space or add clutter. Jordan Parnass created a clever wall of built-ins in this home, which conceal a workspace, dining room table, musical instruments and the door to the master suite.

Small Southwestern Living Area

Small Southwestern Living Area

Photo by: David Lauer

David Lauer

This small, rustic living space from Jonas DiCaprio once served as a blacksmith's shop. The home now features midcentury cabinets, repurposed barn doors, and a hay loft that's seeing new life as a bedroom.

Backyard Studio Office With Metal Tiles

Backyard Studio Office With Metal Tiles

Photo by: Blake Gordon

Blake Gordon

This backyard studio office from Mike Speciale and Kimber Reed packs enough function both inside the building and surrounding it to feel like a fully-fledged work and meeting space.

Front Facade of Charming White Cottage

Front Facade of Charming White Cottage

Photo by: Christopher Stark

Christopher Stark

Designed to invoke the look of Napa Valley, Calif. bungalows, this small home designed by Lindsay Chambers packs a lot of style with clever space-planning and a cohesive color palette.

Screened Cabin Porch Creates Indoor-Outdoor Feel

Screened Cabin Porch Creates Indoor-Outdoor Feel

Photo by: Steve Niedorf

Steve Niedorf

This tiny cabin, designed by Dan Dobrowolski and Kelly Davis, is small enough to meet the size requirements of a luxury RV. It makes the most of its 400 square feet and includes a screened porch.

White Tansu-Inspired Staircase-Shaped Kitchenette

White Tansu-Inspired Staircase-Shaped Kitchenette

Photo by: Kevin Keim

Kevin Keim

This Asian-themed small white home from Kevin Keim and Adam Gates includes a sleeping loft, a Murphy-style dining table, and a stair-stepped kitchenette modeled after a Japanese Tansu chest.

Don't forget to take a closer look at each of these spaces and then vote for your favorite at the 2015 HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Small Spaces That Live Large Category.

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