By building in drawers and cabinets, you can create a lot more function in a small space. Visually your space will expand even on a dreary day. This stairway becomes a charming part of the dining room instead of a closed off space. It is amazing how much space you can find that is going to waste.Built ins under the stair case make great use of space.Add interior glass doors for charm and to bring light and movement through a house.In this case, by simply adding some roller shades or curtains to these doors you can have an instantly private guest room by night and a brighter more open house by day. I love this idea and actually put in a courtyard like this in my old house.Vault a ceiling to make a room more spacious and dramatic.Whether in the kitchen, bathroom, or living room, there's pretty much no space in the home that rustic decor doesn't look good.I loved dreaming up ideas for my little house that would solve all of its problems but retain its charm.
For much less than adding on an entire room, you can transform the room you have.
I was extra inspired to see some of my favorite small house ideas online at This Old House.
It reminded me of how much fun I had dreaming of the possibilities!
A cozy Montana guesthouse designed by Ken Fulk beautifully reflects its natural surroundings.
The dining area, the table, stool, ceiling light, and chairs (each of which is stenciled with the name of a famous partyer) are by Christian Liaigre and the flooring is reclaimed oak.