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5 Tips for Living Large in a Small Space

5 Tips for Living Large in a Small Space

I visited Jay Shafer’s 89-square foot home, which became a prototype for his now-thriving Tumbleweed Tiny House Company , in 2000. Since then, I’ve met a lot of people who live happily–perhaps more happily than most–in homes the size of many master bedroom closets. They make it work by minimizing their material requirements and making use of every inch. No matter what size your home is, creating a sense of spaciousness is crucial. Hunter Douglas ‘s five good tips for “living larger with less” are valuable to anyone who has struggled with cramped spaces. The Container Store's Water Hyacinth Bins come in three sizes. Contain It: More items in view means the room appears more crowded and compact. Contain as much as you can in stylish storage. First, designate a spot for every belonging so that there are a few items on tables and desks. Put small items in neutral-colored boxes...

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