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Maximizing a Small Space Homeowner Tour

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

 

Length: 3:35
Produced By: Gary Junken

Berkeley, California, homeowner Billie McKig describes her little house as "perfect" and "just ideal." Not an inch of space is wasted; built-ins provide a TV area and her walk-in closet holds a modern washer/dryer combo. At 540 sq. ft., her home is compact yet comfortablesays McKig. It's also large enough to host her Sunday evening gin-and-tonic club. "They love coming over here," she says. Follow McKig on a tour of her home to see why her guests aren't coming for the drinks alone.

Want a designer's perspective? You can also watch a video tour with John Hopkins, the home's designer

And you can learn even more about this house by reading the Fine Homebuilding article: The Big Little Backyard House.

Video by: Gary Junken

From Fine Homebuilding 187 (Houses)
April 18, 2007