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500 Ideas for Small Spaces by Kimberely Seldon

By Kimberely Seldon

Around the globe, shoppers are learning the advantages of the small area way of life, forsaking the paintings and burdensome fee that is going with residing in a "McMansion" in want of the splendor and practicality of dwelling in cozier areas. From younger householders who've rediscovered the thrill of loft-style houses within the urban , to empty-nesters preferring smaller, extra viable dwelling areas, hundreds of thousands of householders have migrated to the "not-so-big" sort of living.

500 principles for Small areas is a pragmatic advisor that includes 500 real-life home improvement, organizing, and adorning assistance for creating a actually small domestic glance and serve as higher. this present day, dwelling in a small domestic isn't a compromise, it's the most well liked selection for transforming into numbers of householders.

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How useful is the dining room when it’s not serving its primary purpose? Are there other activities that might take place here? With some thought and planning, you may be able to use the dining room more frequently; increasing the usable square footage of your home or condo. As our lifestyles becomes more casual, the dining room is perhaps the only bastion of formality; the one room left for occasion. It may be time to reconsider the importance of the dining room in your own family’s history—both past and future.

Are located in the center) to increase the number of seats that fit around the table. The absence of perimeter legs allows more people to sit comfortably. Dining Rooms PROVISION CPI 500 ideas for smallspaces CD307-98 / 4150 57 052-73 Dining Rooms 3rd_ 4/18/07 3:33 PM Page 58 109 110 Install wood flooring on a diagonal to visually widen a space, or place it vertical- ly along a wall you wish to visually lengthen. Chairs, especially those with high backs, eat up visual and physical space around the dining table.

Oh—and don’t forget about cooking. kitchens At one time an efficient kitchen was designed around a work triangle, formed by the location of the refrigerator, sink, and range. Although the distance between major appliances is still a valid consideration, the focus is shifting to work zones— centers for food preparation, baking, eating, office work, and even hobbies. These specialized areas are contributing to a more industrious and personalized kitchen than ever before. Unfortunately, available floor space hasn’t always increased to meet these growing demands.

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