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Not Small, Just Right

Sarah Susanka talked us into considering larger homes for our best-small-home award. Here’s why.

Small-House Secrets
Small-House Secrets

This 800-sq.-ft. cottage uses 10 strategies for great comfort and style

The Crib
The Crib

Best Small Home: A Garden Cottage for Low-Impact Living
Best Small Home: A Garden Cottage for Low-Impact LivingOnline Membership Required

This 800-sq.-ft. infill home was designed for its site and its owners’ lifestyle

Making the Most of a Small Space
Making the Most of a Small Space

These design principles illustrate how to capitalize on a small space and tight budget

Maximizing a Small Space Architect Tour
Video: Maximizing a Small Space Architect Tour

Architect John Hopkins takes you on a tour of the big little backyard house

 

Maximizing a Small Space Homeowner Tour
Video: Maximizing a Small Space Homeowner Tour

Homeowner Billie McKig takes you on a guided tour of her big little backyard house

 

Big Ideas for Small Houses
Big Ideas for Small Houses

Multiuse rooms, built-in furniture, and carefully orchestrated sightlines are just a few of the tools that can help you to get the most out of the space you have

The Big Little Backyard House
The Big Little Backyard HouseOnline Membership Required

High ceilings and long views give this 540-sq.-ft. infill cottage an expansive personality

Not so big!
Not so big!

When it comes to houses, bigger does not necessarily mean better

Beauty on a Budget
Beauty on a Budget

Contraints can lead to creativity when building a new home

A Big Little House on the Ridge
A Big Little House on the Ridge

Nestled among cedars and firs, this cabin packs multiple levels, a fireplace nook, and plenty of room for guests into 800 sq. ft.

Small & Spacious
Small & Spacious

Five ideas for making a pocket-size house feel like so much more

A House That's Half PorchOnline Membership Required

In this compact floor plan, the outdoor spaces work as hard as the indoor

The Small House Done WellOnline Membership Required

Proper scale and great details make 1200 sq. ft. an interesting place to live

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