Living Large in Small Spaces
Even amply-sized homes have certain areas where space is tight. Here are tips to help you maximize your space with style.
- Bunkbeds. Bunkbeds save space and are a great deal of fun. The built-ins in the sweet cottage nook are great for girls. (Top image.) Adults are also using bunkbeds in vacation rentals, with draperies to add privacy. (Bottom image.)
- Kitchen desks. Studies and offices are great. But we all know that many thank-you notes and bills are taken care of in the kitchen. So why not have a built-in desk that coordinates with your cabinetry? It will help remove clutter from the kitchen table.
- Banquettes. Custom cushions make a residential banquette a cozy area where all family members can make eye contact and conversation over cereal or cards. With nooks like these, a formal dining room (though wonderful) no longer feels like a necessity.
Image 1: Apartment Therapy
Image 2: The Enchanted Home
Image 3: House and Home