Live in small spaces shows you how to make the most stylish and effective use of the space you can afford. It looks at inventive storage ideas and appropriate furniture as classic ‘cheats’ that help create the illusion of space.
This article helps you to equate your need and what you actually have. Then it turns to specific issues: the allocation of rooms to make the best use of available space, the possibilities offered by small-scale alterations and extensions and the effects of color, pattern and lighting.
It goes on to demonstrate room by room the clever, good looking ways people have contrived to solve their particular problems. Filling a bay window with box seating that doubles as extra storage fitting a bathroom into an attic and making a hallway include a laundry, picture gallery or tiny kitchen.
The final division focuses on twenty designs for items of furniture and accessories, such as the low level coffee table that converts to an elegant dining table or the simple wall-mounted chopping board and knife rack. To create impression first work out what your needs are and where your problems lie. Look at what activities do they carry on. Do they relax and entertain at home or spend most of their time elsewhere?