Monday, April 2, 2012

Small Spaces

Here is an example where a small apartment, when done right, can be beautiful, open, and even more enjoyable then a huge and spacious mansion.  This little apartment (from nordic design co.) uses space to its advantage.

Barry and I live in a tiny apartment that we've come to enjoy immensely.  We've come to appreciate the small space as an asset (less to clean, more interaction) and not a detriment.  A small space forces you to only keep the most useful and beautiful items because a small apartment just can't handle clutter.  This simplification process is not always easy, but it's worth it!  When we do move into a larger home in the future (almost anything will be larger then our current spot!), the lessons we've learned in our small kitchen will definitely guide our decisions regarding space and its use in a larger area.  But for now, we are appreciating the benefits of a small and cozy home.  You can see more about our simple kitchen space redesign here.


  1. I love this post! Jonathan and I lived in a really spacious apartment (for us) the first two months in Korea, but when we moved to Seoul we greatly downsized. And it's awesome! Of course, it might be a little hard if we had guests visiting, but for just normal living it's so much better than the bigger apartment and fits our needs perfectly! Love that picture, too. Wow, imagine a kitchen that has counter space!! The fridge did throw me off for a few seconds. :)

  2. Yeah I totally agree! Small apartments are definitely good in many ways. We have a total of four rooms, but it's pretty much perfect for us. There are very few things we'd change about it, like having more counter space (and there is room for more, they just didn't design the kitchen perfectly) and replacing the extra bed with a futon so we have someplace to sit besides the kitchen chairs at our desks, and still have an extra bed for guests. Other than that and a few quirky things due to it being an old apartment, it's great! And really quick to clean on Friday (or whenever we get to it)!