10 Inspiring Tiny Home Interiors We Spotted on Instagram

Once an alternative living solution, tiny homes are now firmly in the mainstream. Their minimalist and functional designs have become inspiration for apartment dwellers and owners of larger homes alike. You know the look—bright white walls, creative storage solutions, multipurpose furniture, and as much natural light as possible. It’s an undeniably effective way to style a small space, but it’s starting to feel a little bit cookie cutter. Our favorite tiny homes break this mold, proving that small spaces shouldn’t be afraid to go big when it comes to style. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

7 Smart Space-Savers To Steal From Tiny Houseboats

If you want to know about rhinestones and country music, ask Dolly Parton. For insight into small spaces and storage, go straight to boat owners and people who live year-round on houseboats. They’ve got tons of solutions to suit even the tiniest spaces, and we could all stand to pick their brains for a minute or two. Here are seven products you regularly find on boats that even land lovers can put to good use at home. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

How To Fit a Pool into a Small Backyard

You don’t have to have a big backyard to fit in a pool—and if you do have a big backyard, the pool doesn’t have to take up the entire thing. We’ve got plenty of examples of less-than-enormous backyards where homeowners have squeezed in a pool—and lots of other things, too. Above: The owners of this Austin home didn’t want a full-sized pool: instead, they had the designers at Clayton & Little Architects create a 8′ by 8′ concrete ‘dipping pool’, just big enough to provide a respite from the Texas summer heat. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The Best Desks for Small Spaces

Whether you’re looking to economize space in the workplace or an at-home office, selecting a functional and stylish desk is a must. The standard office desk runs about 30″ deep though, which might be more space than you’re able, or want, to spare (especially if you don’t need room for much more than a laptop and some novelty desk toppers) so here are some skinny desk options to slip into any small workspace. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Plan a Seaside Escape at this Scottish Submarine-Inspired Tiny House

If you’re seeking serenity that only a waterside escape can provide, consider holing up in this charming submarine-inspired tiny home on the Scottish coast. Roderick James Architects applied their experience with building cabins, houseboats and treehouses when designing the stylish seaside pod known as Airship 002. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A 118-Square-Foot DIY Converted Bus Is a Lovely Tiny Home — House Tour

Name: Kai and JulieLocation: Homebase is Berlin, GermanySize: 118 square feetYears lived in: 6 months, owned We found our home in Berlin by accident. We saw the bus standing on the street on our way to grab a coffee and bought it one day later without knowing anything about US school buses. In Germany you rarely find buses like that and the size is perfect for traveling Europe. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The $14 Trick to Making Any Piece of Furniture More Functional

If you live in a tiny apartment where a single space serves multiple purposes (your bedroom is your living room is your dining room, right?), the best thing you can do for your furniture is to make it mobile. Adding a fresh set of wheels to tables, bar carts and kitchen islands lets them slide from one side of the apartment to another, filling in wherever they’re needed most. Here’s how to turn those pinch-hitting pieces into veritable MVPs. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

10 Times Garage Makeovers Became the Most Adorable Homes Ever

Garages ooze potential. When real estate sells for a premium — especially in expensive cities — intrepid folks turn to these existing structures for an opportunity to create living space that is ultimately more valuable. By nature these homes are modest in size, but nonetheless pack a stylish and functional 1-2 punch. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Studio Apartment Layouts That Just Always Work

Studio apartments come in all shapes and sizes, and usually, with tricky layouts. Fortunately, there are some tried and true furniture arrangements that can transform your problematic apartment layout into the space-savvy studio it deserves to be. Don’t believe us? We searched our home tours high and low and rounded up seven studio apartment layouts that always seem to work. From vertical storage schemes to mini living room nooks, read on for a few foolproof ways to maximize your awkward studio apartment layout. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Vintage Travel Trailer Paint Jobs You Won't Ever Forget

We had so much fun exploring The Best Vintage Travel Trailer Makeovers on Instagram that we’re back with 20 more. This time the focus is on exterior paint jobs, but the adorable trailer names—Sassafras Lou, Delilah, Sprout, Beatrice, Archie, and Mrs. Schmick—are still going strong. Let’s hit the road! READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico