Living Large in Small Spaces is a great book for the small space dweller. The book is a 400-page jaunt through some incredible small living spaces. It covers spaces from 100-1000 square feet with several examples at each size interval.
There are several great things about the book; first off I love the fact that these are “real spaces.” What do I mean by “real spaces?” For the most part these apartments are not ultra expensive loft units or architecturally outstanding in any way. The thing that sets the spaces in Living Large in Small Spaces apart is what the inhabitants have done to the spaces. Not through expensive remolding or construction beyond the scope of the average person, but simple use of objects and solid decorating ideals. Some of the spaces are fairly posh with expensive with highly customized but most are very attainable.
Another great thing about the book are the floor plan sketches. I love books that illustrate spaces with wonderful photographs which Living Large in Small Spaces does. I am also pleased that they include the plans that allow the reader to better understand the space.
I also enjoy the fact that the author actually speaks to the owners/renters and explains much of their thought process. The book also has a directory of design professionals used it looks like 16 of 33 used some design service.
If you live in a small space or are thinking of moving to one pick it up. Living Large in Small Spaces is filled with great ideals and some nice eye candy. I highly recommend it.
Living Large in Small Spaces
Author: Marisa Bartolucci
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (May 1, 2003)
Paperback: 400 pages