four ways to make the most of small spa­ces

One spec­tac­u­lar small home — and what makes it work.

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1 AN OPEN FLOOR PLAN pro­vides clear vis­ual con­nec­tions through­out the home’s in­te­rior spa­ces, which keeps it from feel­ing con­fined. A ca­sual din­ing space placed in the cen­ter of the main liv­ing area is po­si­tioned next to a wall of win­dows and slid­ing doors, giv­ing an im­pres­sion of depth and openness. The liv­ing room next to the din­ing space is also po­si­tioned un­der a vaulted ceil­ing, adding to the airy, spa­cious feel­ing.

2 ABUN­DANT NAT­U­RAL LIGHT is a key el­e­ment for help­ing mod­est spa­ces feel more ex­pan­sive. Ev­ery op­por­tu­nity for fill­ing this tim­ber get­away with light was taken ad­van­tage of; glass walls, tucked-in win­dows in the kitchen and loft ar­eas and nat­u­ral paint hues on the walls and ceil­ing (great for re­flect­ing light) all con­trib­ute to the sense of openness and airi­ness.

3 EX­TRA ROOM DE­VOTED TO AR­EAS THAT CAN EN­HANCE COM­FORT is valu­able even in small homes. Here, the open loft space above fea­tures a pri­vate sit­ting area while the sec­ond-level bed­room houses a hid­den sleep­ing nook, bring­ing added sleep space and a touch of whimsy to the house.

4 OUT­DOOR AC­CESS IN­CREASES THE LIV­ABLE FOOT­PRINT OF THE HOME in good weather. Slid­ing doors in the liv­ing room and din­ing space open onto the spa­cious back deck, while the small front porch adds a mod­est amount of pro­tected square footage for en­joy­ing the great out­doors.

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