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Home Library: Living Large in Small Spaces

Ironically, this book by Marisa Bartolucci and Radek Kurzaj about making do in small homes is astonishingly big: nearly 400 pages, to be exact. Living Large in Small Spaces: Expressing Personal Style in 100 to 1,000 Square Feet ($23.10) takes it name quite literally. Each chapter showcases a different living space, starting with a 100-square-foot dorm room and moving up in 50- or 100-foot increments until 1000 square feet never looked roomier.

The book is a must-have for anyone making creative use of limited space, but the homes contained within are so beautifully decorated, they could provide inspiration to anyone. You'll tour a tiny shotgun house in Houston, a 300-square-foot Manhattan apartment that manages to look classy despite being drenched in reddish orange, and designer Lotta Jansdotter's Victorian one-bedroom in San Francisco.

There are also countless ideas I've never seen before, and some I'll probably never see again, like a wet bar turned into a diaper-changing station and an old-timey boudoir with a bathroom sink. The trade-style paperback is also beautifully laid out and a joy to flip through.

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PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
I don't live in a small space but I would love to have it too. It looks useful.
NMM911 NMM911 9 years
Good ideas for those of us who live in small spaces.
scoobylover43 scoobylover43 9 years
Now this looks like a interesting & helpful magazine. Live in a trailer & it is small spaces as well.
kayamate kayamate 9 years
oooh - i SO want this book. my hubby and i just bought our first home - it's a 1000 sq foot loft, so it's literally just big enough for the two of us and we're always having trouble trying to make our space look less cluttery.
redegg redegg 9 years
I have this book- great!
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 9 years
I just saw pictures in a magazine on a similar subject and it's amazing what ppl with imagination and good designer skills can do in small spaces.
rinxy rinxy 9 years
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
Looks very helpful. Adding to my favorites!!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
yes, this book is a must for me! My apartment is 700 square feet - not too much room at all!
sgdish sgdish 9 years
Sounds like a great book to have to capitalize on small spaces in a BIG way...most decorating/design books are not written for the spatially challenged!
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
oh this looks like an interesting book to get for my possible, also small apartment. might check it out.
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