SMALL SPACES

One of my favorite subject is small space living. My husband and I live in a park model with less than 400 square feet for about 6 months of every year. It is wonderful. Here are some post that include links to more information on the subject.

Down Sizing in Real Life Deciding to downsize to a 55+ community was a wonderful decision for us. But not so many years ago I was put off by the idea of being around "old people" ALL of the time. Now I look around in my 55+ community and everyone looks just like me. Here is a little bit about our journey and how it has worked for us.

Four Reasons to Downsize Retirement is your reward for a life of hard work; however, as you sit down to enjoy your new freedom you may want to consider whether you should move to a smaller home. Many people find moving difficult because of the emotional connection they have with their homes.

Stylish Winter Living on a Budget in a Small Space I thought I’d look at some of the dilemmas we can face living in a small space during the cold months. One of the biggest things we deal with on a daily basis, of course, is maintaining a source of heat in our homes. Read More...

The HGTV DesignStar show chose the tiny houses for three finalist in Episode #9. Each house was a shell when the contestants entered. Finally, a look at how these tiny spaces can be turned into something very special. Read more...

How big is your kitchen? Finding happiness in simple things.
My kitchen in our new house will be beautiful, not because of the stove or refrigerator, but because we live there. The food, friends and family will make it shine...no appliance can do that. Thank you Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn. Read more...

The Teeny Tiny Cottage...a trend?I want to be Apartment Style anyway and when I saw they had usurped my love of the tiny cottage, I was just miffed! Okay, I admit there is a blog called "Tiny House Blog" and Apartment Therapy is all about small spaces so I cannot lay claim to the small house exclusively. But still! Read more....

Beautiful Condominiums....links for decorating ideas + ++! Downsizing or beginning small does not mean we have to live in a cluttered and less than stylish space. I have a few links I have been gathering that give us a better image of retirement style (even clothes girls!) and living in a small space. Read more...

Small Space Room Design...multifuncition is the key! What young people know about their iPhone and iPad is a lesson we can all use for all parts of our life...nothing should have only one use! So what is so different about our furniture? Read more...

Downsizing Green...an attitude adjustment! Living small with beautiful reused things! I have never been willing to live without beauty. My husband knows that, even if an item serves a perfectly logical purpose, I will have no part of it if the item is ugly. Even my kitchen tools are beautiful, hard won,inexpensive and useful. Living small does not mean living a cluttered, messy and dysfunctional lifestyle. I guess that is why I love websites likeApartment Therapy and all that is related to it. Read more...

Downsizing to 351 square feet! What more could you want? Real Simple magazine featured an article this month called Happily Ever After in 351 Square Feet. I found it interesting that the magazine found this so extraordinary. The young couple lost their 1400 square foot house to a fire and decided to use insurance money to build a work space on their property instead of a new house. Read more....

Decorating a Tiny House/Apartment...Link to Links! Apartment Therapy...At both ends of our lives we seem to live in cramped spaces. When we are starting out, we live in a space that barely lets you change you mind let alone rearrange the furniture. I am one of those people at the other end of that life...the retired, downsized mature person living in small spaces once again. And you know what....I LOVE IT!!! I rearrange my furniture and change my mind...maybe I have less of both at this time in my life. Read more...




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