Tight Spaces

How to fit it all in.

Sometimes we propose adding spaces, but other times this is not possible or desirable.  Small houses don’t have to feel cramped.  One of the techniques we have developed to renovate an efficiently laid out area is to overlap programming.  For example, in a small kitchen and dining area, the dining room wall seems to visually reach past a peninsula, including the circulation space into the dining room.  But from the kitchen side, the same circulation space serves as an eating bar, or an extension of the kitchen.  

Views, sunlight and carefully selected natural materials such as slate, mahogany and an array of different shades of cream call inhabitants attention away from minimal square footage.  Even the tiniest bathroom is pleasant when it is finished in a palette of complementing grays.