These families live in super small homes. Learn how they cope with the lack of square footage—and love it!
Making the Most of a Small Space
Small-space dwellers Jay Shafer, Jack Sammis, Jane Mount and Maxwell and Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan each utilize some of the following ways to make the most of their tiny abodes.
Get rid of items you don't need or don't love so you can focus on the things you do love.
Maximize storage space by designating a place for every belonging.
Personalize your home with things you love that represent who you are.
Make a room look bigger by painting all the walls white.
Create ambient light by replacing doors with curtains and lighting a closet from within.
Organize your space so you fit in 90 percent of everything and have 10 percent open. If you have openness, the world will bring more to you!
Make the most of outdoor space—whether it's a small garden, patio or front yard.
Build up! Create customized cabinets that go from floor to ceiling.