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  • Book: Small Space Style

    Interior design maven Whitney Leigh Morris makes living in under 400 square feet look elegant and effortless—even with a husband, baby, and two Beagles in the mix. In her debut book, Whitney shares her ideas and practices for making any tiny space efficient and stylish—whether it’s a rustic A-frame in the woods or a chic microapartment in the city.Featuring more than 200 tips for making the most of your little home, Small Space Style is the must-have, incredibly inspirational guide for living large in compact quarters. Join small space lifestyle expert Whitney Leigh Morris as she demonstrates how to keep clutter to a minimum, craft double duty layouts, personalize chic storage, go vertical when surfaces are limited, DIY clever custom built-ins, and even entertain a crowd within confined square footage. With chapters centered around the essentials—living, sleeping, eating, and bathing—Small Space Style features real-life examples from Whitney’s own delightful and sophisticated cottage in Venice Beach, California, as well as home tours of some of her favorite tiny houses, micro apartments, and beautiful, efficient small spaces.

    $16.48
  • Small Eco Houses: Living Green in Style

    Fresh perspectives on how good design can create stylish yet ecologically sound living spaces in small-scale homes. Anyone who has faced the challenges of limited living space will find inspiration in this survey of the latest trends in environmentally sensitive, small-scale residential designs. More than fifty residential spaces are profiled—from woodsy houses and repurposed barns to cool apartments and urban lofts—both inside and out. Most of the projects were designed by up-and-coming architects, and each design proves that small-scale efficiency as well as beautiful, thoughtful design can overcome the apparent constraints of a small setting. Environmental impact is a growing concern, so each project was chosen because of its ecological sensitivity. Each case history describes the challenges confronting the designer and the solutions. Creating color schemes to enhance the feeling of openness, taking advantage of high ceilings to make multiple levels, and using collapsible furniture and sliding doors to maximize space are some of the design solutions that can be applied in any situation. Filled with beautiful color photographs and helpful floorplans, this book is a remarkable showcase of how good design can transform any small space into a comfortable, modern—and environmentally sensitive—home.

    $12.30
  • Tiny House: Live Small, Dream Big

    From the founder of the Instagram feed @TinyHouse, comes a small, chunky inspiration book filled with photographs of the smallest abodes—from vans and boats to tree houses and cabins. A die-cut cover acts as a window onto a simpler world of lighter living and sustainability that never sacrifices function or design.Imagine living debt-free in an environmentally-friendly home. No mortgage, no clutter, and boundless freedom. This is the reality and dream of people all over the world thanks to the widespread momentum of the tiny house movement in recent years. Designed to fit on the tiniest of coffee tables, this book features 250 full-color photographs of the smallest, most efficient homes around the world, with interviews, features, and smart tips straight from the homeowners. From tiny mobile homes in California, Nashville, and Minnesota to a surfer-built tree house in Washington to a school bus that has been converted to a camper in Oregon, this lookbook is packed with big inspiration.

    $4.63
  • Small Space Living: Expert Tips and Techniques

    Complete with demonstrative illustrations and photographs, Small Space Living offers more than 100 space-saving ideas from Roberta Sandenbergh, a.k.a the Small Space Architect.Sandenbergh will introduce you to the idea of space opportunities—untapped areas in every home that can be expanded for storage and organizational purposes. A space opportunity might be as simple as using an empty space under a stairway or above a doorway or as complicated as dividing your entire apartment for rental income.Each chapter addresses a different kind of space opportunity area, including closets, corners, walls, windows, ceilings, and floors. In these areas, you will be inspired by Sandenbergh’s creative approaches to divided spaces, stacked spaces, empty spaces, mirrored spaces, and multipurpose furniture. Projects include:BATHROOM IN A CLOSET: It could save your marriage.OFFICE IN A CLOSET: Run an empire from your chair.DINING IN A CORNER: Make every meal cozy.BOOKCASE PARTITION: Gain a double function.SHOJI PARTITION: Create elegant privacy.BED OVER STORAGE: Use for kids, teens, and adults.SPIRAL STAIR POLE: Better than a ladder—more than a pole.CHAIRS ON THE WALL: Do what the Shakers do.SETTEE IN A WINDOW: Add space and glamor to a small room.DRESSING TABLE IN A WINDOW: Do your makeup with natural light.WALK-IN CLOSET UNDER STAIRWAY: Get rid of your “catch-all.”SOFA INTO TABLE AND SEATS: Pop up a table for six.CABINET INTO TABLE: Pull out when guests arrive.INSTANT EAT-IN KITCHEN: Pull out a table and stools.Learn from the author’s stories of her own designs for “small-by-choice” homes—for herself and for her clients—in which she tried to make the best possible use of varied living spaces. Allow Sandenbergh to help you create more space-efficient and attractive areas in your home whether you live in a studio apartment, a tiny home, or a larger home that needs more of a cozy feel.

    $19.80
  • The Big Book of Small Home Plans

    Select from a catalog of more than 360 expertly prepared plans for building small homes—1,200 square feet or less!Over 360 plans to select from for building a variety of small homes 1,200 square feet or underEasy-to-follow construction blueprints and materials lists are available for each project to ensure successVariety of plans including cabins, cottages, small homes, and tiny houses in Craftsman, Country, Contemporary, and Traditional stylesIncludes helpful advice on rightsizing your home, and maximizing your living space with organization, decorating, and storage solutionsPractical do-it-yourself guide helps save money, making planning and cost estimating easier when building the small home of your dreamsSmaller homes are growing in popularity as more of us decide to live simpler yet fuller lives with less square footage, less responsibility, and less stuff. Smaller homes can provide substantial savings in tax, building, heating, maintenance, and repair costs, with reduced ecological impact.Build the small home of your dreams by doing all or part of the work yourself! This practical do-it-yourself guide will help you make your dreams a reality. Whether you’re looking to build a cabin, cottage, small home, or tiny house, you’re sure to find the ideal small home with the features that will fit your lifestyle inside The Big Book of Small Home Plans.Select from a catalog of more than 360 plans, prepared by expert architects and designers, for building a variety of small homes under 1,200 square feet. Easy-to-follow construction blueprints and materials lists are available to purchase for each project to ensure success. Construction blueprints are available in both print and digital formats.The Big Book of Small Home Plans is also packed with advice for rightsizing your house while maximizing your living space, with useful tips on small home organizing, decorating, and smart storage.Choosing a new house design is exciting, but can be a difficult task. The Big Book of Small Home Plans makes it easy with small home designs for everyone, with all of the amenities and features homeowners are looking for in a new home today. Start your search right now for the perfect small home!

    $3.88
  • SOUTHERN LIVING Small Space Ideas

    Bring big ideas to small spaces!Never let small spaces keep you from big style. Live large with 165 stylish ideas for using every inch of kitchens, bedrooms, offices, closets, bathrooms, and more.Southern Living Small Space Ideas showcases some of the most beautiful rooms from homes throughout the South, each one packed with great ideas for organizing and maximizing even the most challenging spaces. An idea gallery offers 27 clever solutions, all with measurements, clear descriptions, and glowing photography to help you create the home of your dreams, built around your own personal style. Then explore close-up profiles of eight inviting, practical small homes created by renowned designers like Cathy Kincaid, David Mitchell, and P. Allen Smith. These inspiring houses, apartments, cottages, and cabins reveal exactly how to triumph over tight spaces—and turn tiny into tremendous!Please note that this product is an authorized edition published by Time Inc. and sold by Amazon. This edition is printed using a high quality matte interior paper and printed on demand for immediate fulfillment.

    $12.99
  • Tiny House Basics: Living the Good Life...

    #1 Amazon Bestseller! ─ Tiny House Basics. The joy of tiny house livingTiny house living is sustainable living: Tiny House Basics is an adventure in off grid living! In their debut book, tiny house living experts Shelley and Joshua Engberg show you how you can join the revolution to downsize to small space living without giving up everything you hold dear. This is not about downsizing drastically, or giving up a lot of your necessities. They show you how your life still can be comfortable and entertaining in a tiny house living environment. This is about redefining what a house is and mastering organization, location and happiness. You can still keep your closet full and pantry stocked.Tiny house living tips and tricks: As avid campers and off roaders, Shelley and Joshua present the best tips and tricks to help you enter the world of small space living. You will learn about:How to maintain a good relationship in a small spacePractical downsizing for everyoneSmall space living with petsThe pros and cons of off grid living and on grid livingHow to make your small space feel bigKeeping your small space feeling fresh with practical storage solutions and design tipsEquipping your space for entertainingAccordion/bi-fold style windowsHow downsizing and simplifying your life will allow you more freedom and time

    $17.87
  • Micro Living: 40 Innovative Tiny Houses...

    For everyone who’s ever dreamed of simplifying their life and downsizing their home, Micro Living offers an insider’s look at what tiny house living is really like. Best-selling author and tiny house enthusiast Derek “Deek” Diedricksen profiles 40 tiny — but practical — houses that are equipped for full-time living, all in 400 square feet or less. Detailed photography and a floor plan for each structure highlight inventive space-saving design features along with the nuts-and-bolts details of heating, cooling, electric, and plumbing systems. The real-life stories of residents impart the pleasures, as well as the challenges, of day-to-day living. With tips on what to consider before you build, along with framing plans for a prototype small cabin, Micro Living is the perfect starter handbook for both dreamers and doers.

    $4.09
  • Living Large in Our Little House

    Based on the successful blog, Living Large in Our Little House, the book is a practical and inspirational memoir about the joy and freedom of tiny house living.Traditionally, the American Dream has included owning a house, and until recently that meant the bigger the better. McMansions have flourished in suburbs across the country, and as houses got bigger we filled them with more stuff. Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell had been subconsciously trying to live up to this American Dream when circumstances forced her and her husband into a 480-square foot house in the woods. What was supposed to be a writing cabin and guest house became their full-time abode and they quickly discovered that they had serendipitously discovered a better way of life.   They realized that by living smaller, they were in fact, Living Large. They were not spending extra time cleaning and maintaining the house, but had the freedom to pursue their hobbies; they did not waste money on things they didn’t need; and they grew emotionally (as well as physically) closer. Kerri and her husband realized that Living Large is less about square footage and more about a state of mind. As Kerri relates the story of her transformation to a “Living Larger,” she also profiles more than a dozen other families living tiny house lives and offers practical advice for how you can too. The book will: *walk you through the financial advantages of small space living *help you define and find the right size house *teach you to scale down to the essentials to be surrounded only by things you love *show you how to make use of outdoor space *give tips on how to decorate judiciously and much more. Whether readers are inspired to join the tiny house movement or not, they are sure to be inspired to Live Large with less.

    $17.38
  • The New Small House

    Smaller is big, says architect and author Katie Hutchison, whose book The New Small House shows those looking to downsize how they can live smartly, economically and environmentally friendly in elegantly designed homes. With 275 gorgeous photographs and 30 detailed illustrations, The New Small House takes the reader on a tour of North America and spotlights small houses in rural, coastal, and in-town locations. The book presents fundamental small-house design strategies, complete with whole-house case studies for homeowners eager to simplify. Creating a great small house is illustrated in the opening chapter with 10 approaches, including: borrowed view and daylight multipurpose spaces privacy pockets using quality materials Twenty-five stunning small houses are profiled in the second part of the book, organized by the nature of their locations.

    $6.35
  • Small House Living: Design-Conscious...

    Smart, space-efficient houses are becoming the way of the future. Small House Living showcases an inspiring collection of homes measuring less than 90m2 from around New Zealand. Family homes, baches, and apartments are included in the line-up, all of them demonstrating ingenious ways to reduce space and cut costs within a design-enriched environment.

    $40.00
  • Little House in the City: Living Small...

    A change is taking place all across the country and especially on the West Coast, a shift led by the younger generations. People who in years past might have headed for the suburbs are instead moving to the city or choosing not to leave. Many will live in apartments or condos. But in cities that have neighborhoods of detached dwellings (and most cities still do), people are buying, building, and fixing up little houses. Many people who already live in a little city house are staying put, remodeling perhaps, but not trading up or moving out. Others are building a little house in their backyard to serve as quarters for guests or extended family, or as a rental home for single people, couples, or small households, or even as an Airbnb for overnight visitors. A few intrepid souls are finding clever ways to fit a little house into novel spots in the city—building one on the rooftop of a warehouse, or repurposing an industrial structure, or transforming a two-car garage into a home. The 35 houses featured range in size from 500 sq. ft. to 1,600 sq. ft. and include infill houses, remodels, and backyard dwellings from all across North America.

    $23.15