One of my favorite parts about remodeling is restructuring the space and if the budget allows; adding new architectural elements like bookcases or hidden storage.
The idea of the “not so big house” coined by Sarah Susanka and putting every bit of space to work in a house is a popular one and part of the green revolution.Â Â Â McMansions are becoming less popular in some areas and circles, and for some folksÂ less than 2000 square feet of living spaceÂ is where it’s at.Â
As houses are being scaled downÂ the need for unconventional storage space increases. In older homes,Â theÂ hallways and stair landings are generally empty space. I love the idea of popping in a bookcase in these spaces.
reading nooks can emerge in many different places, image from The Cottage Company
a beautiful hallway, Steven Gambrel
Â Ilse Crawford design for theÂ Gorgeous Production Co.
Update: I found a good article called “Downsizing the McMansion” in remodeling magazine, click here to read it.
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