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Itty bitty kitchens and bathrooms are hardly thought of as a desirable quality in a home. Personally I believe it has everything to do with perspective. My first place was…

Itty bitty kitchens and bathrooms are hardly thought of as a desirable quality in a home. Personally I believe it has everything to do with perspective. My first place was a mere 365 square feet, but it was mine! The narrow galley kitchen stretched my imagination regarding storage solutions and was super easy to clean. The bathroom was equally tiny and as a self professed product junkie, I can say it really forced me to edit my stuff and only keep what I favored most.

In a recent article for houzz, I provided readers with 7 smart ideas for making each square foot count. Whether you live in 700 square feet or 7000, each tip is equally effective. Let’s take a look!

Stonebreaker Builders & Remodelers traditional bathroom

#1: Raise the ceiling and a few eyebrows with a bold graphic stripe.
A simple scheme of black and white brings big drama to this small bath. The stripes give the illusion of more height, while the feature wall adds interest and style.

His Bathroom modern bathroom

#2 Take advantage of every nook and cranny.
Slim and stunning, mosaic tile and a sculptural sink take this bath from practical to polished.

Harlem Apartment - Kitchen eclectic kitchen

#3 Outfit your kitchen with attractive cookware.
Proving to be as functional as the next, this petite kitchen allows everyday items to become part of the decor. A fiery red tea kettle and set of cookware adds spice to this modest kitchen. A simple spice rack above the stove top makes it convenient to cook a flavorful meal.

Love these tips? Click here to get the other 4 tips to help you embrace your small space! Have a great weekend!

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  • Your taste is wonderful and your examples are so helpful and inspiring. Thank you very much. Keep 'em coming. xx

  • Erika at BluLabel Bungalow
    March 12, 2011 4:00 pm

    Thank you! Are there topics you want to know more about? I'm happy to help!

  • Cristin @ Simplified Bee
    March 13, 2011 10:17 pm

    great post! Love the bath by SF's Adeeni Design Group!


  • Lyra at Ces't la Vie Events
    March 14, 2011 9:40 pm

    Newest follower here! What wonderful advice and eye candy for small spaces. Those bold black and white stripes had me at hello! Please visit my interior decorating, event design and art photography blog when you get a chance and hopefully follow back:)
    Thank you!
    C'est La Vie

  • Erika at BluLabel Bungalow
    March 15, 2011 9:59 am

    Thanks for the follow Lyra! I'm now a follower of your site, too! Enjoying browsing your photos of your work…such a talent!

  • Wow… can I just tell you HOW many times I've found a fabulous sconce that there was only ONE of at an antiques mkt/store?! I never knew what to do with just one…until NOW. Yay! And I have been looking for just the place to do a bold, graphic B&W stripe forever… think I found it! Thanks, E!

  • Carmie of the Single Nester
    March 28, 2011 11:19 pm

    This post reminded me of that great show that used to be on HGTV – Small Spaces. I miss that show.

  • Hmm, that?s some cool information. I would search on Google to find other relevant articles. Actually, I came across your blog on Google Blog Search. I?m going to add your RSS feed to my reader. Continue posting please!


  • Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking your RSS feeds also, Thanks.

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