Just because your home is short on square footage doesn’t mean you need to skimp on design or style. Don’t despair; there are ways to maximize your minimal space and gain a greater sense of size. Use our expert tips and tricks—from a fellow small-home owner—to help your home look and feel bigger and more open.
Fellow small-home owner Sheila York knows you don’t have to live in a palace-size place to reap the benefits of good design. In fact, smart space-stretching ideas abound in her 1,200-square-foot Michigan home, from room-expanding paint treatments to efficient ways for displaying treasures. Here, she shares her design dos and don’ts for other homeowners who have more style than space.