Editor's Note: This is a guest post. “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need,” so said Roman orator and philosopher Cicero. Having a little green space in the city, be it a cozy, downtown apartment, a spacious loft or an old-school co-op, can...
Free up more space for a closet in the children’s bedroom, it’s easy! These are some of our favorite storage hacks for closet-less kids’ rooms!
Elevate the look of your apartment balcony! These apartment decorating tips will help you transform a bare balcony into a gorgeous space for relaxation
Decorating your living room with an accent chair? Make your living room setup pop with these small apartment tips on choosing the perfect accent chair
Looking for smart small apartment ideas for keeping your shoe collection organized? We get it, you are obsessed with shoes! Fashion is all about expressing yourself and having fun while you’re at it. And yes, having the right shoes for any occasion sounds like fun....
If you live in a small home then chances are, you have made several lifestyle changes to create a living space that works with your children. While small space living has its perks, it could also mean endless cleaning and developing a high tolerance for noise if you...
Kids rooms are not exactly known for being neat and pristine and if you find yourself cleaning after the kids all the time, try any of these storage ideas!
How to create a baby-friendly living room? It’s easier than you think! Check out these design tips to make the living room a safe haven for the baby
Make your tiny bedroom feel expansive while also boosting the functionality of the space with these ingenious home design hacks!
Editor's Note: This is a guest post. Although we don’t have control over how much natural light we receive in our home, we can still carry out a few tips and tricks to maximize the sunlight and ensure we’re getting enough of it! Many small homes suffer from reduced...
Keep clutter from overwhelming your small apartment office! Here are simple yet clever organizing tips to keep your home office organized and neat
What are pocket doors and how do you make the most out of these doors? Check out this guide to know more!
Thinking about downsizing? Tim and Sam, the proud owner of Tiffany the Tiny House share their downsizing journey in this interview!
Editor's Note: This is a guest post. In just about every major city, studio apartments and one-bedroom apartments are popular among single adults. If you're in the market for a small apartment or have recently moved into one, you'll see that many studio apartments...
Don’t let cramped living spaces bring you down. Make a small living room look and feel absolutely huge and airy with these practical interior design tips!
Put your collectibles on display without ruining the look of your minimalist apartment! Here are our favorite ways of showcasing collectibles in style
Living in a small studio rental has its challenges. But with these design ideas, you can create a separate (and private!) sleeping area
What’s the best flooring material for your small apartment? In this buying guide, we are taking a look at the best flooring materials for the bedroom
Keeping your indoor air fresh and clean bydressing your small apartment with these air-purifying houseplants! Here are some of the best houseplants to get
Dubai, the millionaire’s playground, is the perfect destination for your next holiday! And we just found the perfect Airbnb rental for you and your family.
Summer is officially here but you don’t have to endure the sweltering heat! Here are ways to cool your small apartment down during the summer season
Thinking of building an office in the bedroom? No matter how modest your small apartment is, it’s possible to create a stylish space for working!
You don’t need wide open spaces when building a garden! Build your own balcony garden and create a relaxing oasis right in your own home. Here’s how!
Spending a vacation in exotic Istanbul? As Turkey's financial and cultural center, Istanbul is a melting pot of cultures. The city is a meeting place of East and West cultures and its breathtaking landscapes and landmarks attract millions of tourists every year! If...
Wondering why clutter seems to *magically* build up in your microapartment? Check out this guide to learn how to deal with clutter for good!
Disclaimer: This is a Guest Post When my daughter was about to come into this world, my husband and I moved from a rented apartment into a more spacious three-bedroom home of our own which would be more suitable for our family. Since my daughter was due any day, we...
Spending your summer break in Prague? We’ve found the most stylish yet surprisingly affordable Airbnb rental and small apartments for you!
Always wanted to care for houseplants but afraid they’ll die on you? These low-maintenance, hardy houseplants will thrive in your small apartment bathroom, guaranteed!
Transform your bathroom into a serene oasis! Make every visit to the loo feel like a day in the spa with these small apartment ideas!
Looking for the most stylish Rome Airbnb rentals? We did all the researching for you! Here are some of the best Roman Airbnb rentals that we LOVE!
Think everything in your microapartment is clean enough? You might’ve missed a spot or two! Don’t forget to give these often-neglected home items a good scrub down
Booking Airbnb rentals are the way to go if you’re staying in Berlin! Here are some of the best private rooms and apartment rentals you can find on Airbnb
Living in a small apartment has its perks! In today’s post, Kelly Tenny of zippboxx.com outlines the benefits of a modest living space.
Heading to Bangkok? Why book a standard hotel room when there are so many stylish Airbnb rentals to choose from? Here are our favorites!
As the world's cultural capital, London is packed with historical landmarks, iconic structures, and hip shopping districts. From checking out local attractions on the West End to admiring Victorian architecture in Central London, there is so much to see in the UK...
The kitchen is the busiest part of the home and it’s easy to neglect the space’s design. Refresh your kitchen with these affordable small apartment design tips!
Live out your ultimate K-drama daydreams by jetting off to Seoul! We’ve scoured Airbnb for the most stylish yet affordable Airbnb rentals the city has to offer so you don’t have to!
Flying to Japan soon? Why stay in a hotel room when you can book a fabulous dwelling via Airbnb? Here are some of the best Airbnb rentals in Japan!
Planning a getaway in beautiful Buenos Aires? Why stay in a sterile hotel room when you can book a gorgeous Buenos Aires small apartment and live like a local? Here are our favorites!
Valentine’s day is just a few days away, planning anything special? If you want to surprise your beau with a romantic rendezvous in Venice no less, we've got you covered! Here are some of the dreamiest Venetian rentals and small apartment you can find on Airbnb:...
Looking for a fabulous rental in marvelous Madrid? We’ve got you covered! We’re listing down our favorite small apartment and home rentals you can book via Airbnb!
Traveling to Paris soon? Make your Parisian getaway even more memorable by renting a gorgeous small apartment via AirBnB! Check out our favorites here!
Space Optimized-Approved: The Last of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconic Usonian Masterpiece is Back on the Market
Own a piece of American history, the last Usonian home ever built is back on the market! Take a virtual tour of this gorgeous, Space Optimized-approved home
Does your hallway need a little sprucing up? Give your hallway the upgrade it deserves and improve your small apartment design with these tips
Who says you need millions of dollars to build a home? These tiny home enthusiasts were able to DIY their way into building a guesthouse for just $700! The best part? It only took three weeks to complete this kitschy little home. Photographer Alla Ponomareva and her...
Got a kitchen with limited counter space? These small apartment hacks will help you stretch what little counter space you have!
Chilly, grey days getting you down? Brighten up your home and chase the dreaded winter blues away with these apartment interior design ideas!
Tired of your plain kitchen’s monotonous look? Give your plain kitchen a much-needed boost of color with these small apartment ideas!
Simple holiday decoration makes the most impact in a small apartment! Spread holiday cheer by trying out these easy decorating tips for small homes!
Want to make the most out of your bathroom’s tiny space? Stretch the storage space of a small bathroom with these clever small apartment ideas!
There are items in your bedroom that disrupt the peace and quiet! Organize your small apartment and create a serene boudoir with these tips
Got lots of weird in-between spots in the home? Make these blank nooks and awkward corners work harder with these small home interior design ideas!
Define the bedroom with a beautiful accent wall. These apartment interior design ideas will give you all the inspiration you need to customize your boudoir!
The lack of space shouldn’t keep you from building a dining room you’d be proud to show off. These tiny apartment ideas will help you style your dining room
Nothing is better than relaxing in your cozy living room after a long day at work! But what if the living room isn’t as cozy or as inviting as you’d like? Maybe the overall apartment design is off or the way the pieces of furniture are set up is making the living room...
No home is too small for childproofing! Learn the basics of small home child proofing to ensure the safety of your little one!
Preparing for the arrival of your baby? Creating a dreamy, gender-neutral nursery is easy with these simple small apartment ideas!
Adding a touch of minimalism in your apartment interior design is surprisingly easy. Learn the ABCs of minimalism with these design tips
Enjoy the best staycation of your life all day, every day! These small apartment ideas will help you re-create the look of a 5-star hotel room.
The laundry room is one of the most overused and overlooked parts of a home. Create the laundry room of your dreams with these small apartment ideas!
Organizing the home may be unexciting and taxing for most people but it isn’t a thankless job at all. Seeing the whole house looking all pristine and organized just warms the heart. This goes regardless if you live in a big or small home. Decluttering isn’t something...
Snuggle up and enjoy the chilly weather. Bring the coziness of fall into your home with these simple small apartment design tips!
Nothing like decorating with houseplants to liven up an otherwise plain space. This goes especially for a minimalist house; a pop of green in the home makes a big, bold statement. Adding houseplants to your living is also a great way to make your home feel even...
Need help organizing the kitchen? Create the pristine and organized kitchen of your dreams with these smart small apartment ideas!
Container homes provide sustainable and affordable housing to people who’d like to experience tiny home living at its finest!
Make every inch of space work extra hard in your tiny kitchen! Here are clever small apartment ideas to extend your storage space and organize your kitchen!
Not everyone has the luxury to have their own bedroom...especially for families living in the city. Raising kids in a small apartment has its challenges. For one thing, the kids often have to share the bedroom to make the most out of the limited space. And kids being...
A mudroom is a transition zone that deserves love too. Make your entryway just as stylish as the rest of your home with these small apartment ideas!
MUJI recently unveiled its $27,000 minimalist house and it’s the most elegant tiny home we’ve ever seen!
Styling an open floor apartment is easy with these small studio apartment ideas! Create the bedroom of your dreams with these styling tips
Creating a Space Optimized-approved home is easy. Here are ways to simplify your home design and create a functional living space!
Build your own urban garden with ease! Check out these small apartment ideas and create your own mini indoor or outdoor garden
An open floor plan microapartment presents plenty of room for creativity! Maximize your space and extend storage with these tips
Never run out of space again! These small apartment ideas will help you free up more space in your tiny apartment using shelves!
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of traveling to the magical world of Prince Edward Island, Canada. The home of Anne of Green Gables is incredible! It has stunning seaside views, charming locals, red sand beaches, and the most delicious mussels I have ever...
Brighten your microapartment with hardy houseplants that could survive neglect. These forgiving houseplants are perfect for forgetful apartment dweller!
Tastefully styled bookshelves add a touch of elegance to a living space. Try these small apartment hacks to brighten your space and style your bookshelves!
Add a dash of green in your tiny apartment, decorate with pretty houseplants! These indoor plants could survive low light and low to high humid environments
Building a small office in your microapartment? Add a stylish flair to your workstation with these practical design ideas!
Microapartments with open floor plans leave a lot of room for creativity in terms of styling the space. And if you live in a small flat, the living room and dining rooms are most likely incorporated in the same area. An integrated living-dining room is a popular home...
Got no room for a standard closet in your cramped bedroom? We got you covered! Here are the perfect small apartment ideas for a closet-less bedroom
Is your bedroom so small there is barely any space left for a standard bedside table? Looking for space saving furniture that works as a stylish sub for a traditional bedside table? Bedside tables may be a bedroom staple but squeezing one in a small room is not always...
Contrary to popular notion, large dogs do surprisingly well in a tiny apartment. Here’s a list of big dog breeds that are suitable for apartment living!
Ditch the clutter and embrace minimalism! Here are ways to simplify your home and optimize your space.
Creating a pet-friendly microapartment is challenging when space’s at a premium. Here are clever ways to incorporate pet dishes into your living space.
Embrace the cozy! Grab a cup of hot choco, make yourself a blanket burrito and read on to find out how to create a hygge home!
Spruce up your walls with these creative apartment design tips! Are your walls in dire need of a makeover? If your walls are cracking, peeling, and outdated, it's time to refresh your space. Most times, a fresh coat of paint is all that’s needed to update a room. But...
Increasing the capacity of a microapartment to entertain guests is challenging enough. But what if the process doesn't involve breaking walls to free up more space? A São Paulo microapartment got the major makeover it deserved when the owners commissioned VAGA to...
Don’t let your flat screen TV ruin your apartment design! Hide your TV in style with these sneaky design ideas!
Get to know John-Mark Echols, a philanthropist who’s changing lives in the midlands with his community-centric tiny home concept.
Planning your next holiday? These minimalist house rentals and forested retreats are the ideal spots to get away from it all!
Does your microapartment feel flat, bland or plain? Tired of the same old look? Inject a little personality into your crib by playing with texture! It’s definitely one of our favorite ways to spice up a modest space. Great home decors and mood lighting are nice but...
Here’s your chance to own a Space Optimized-approved home. A historic Usonian home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright himself is up for grabs!
Swinging by Japan for a break? The Japanese are known for tiny apartment rentals and micro homes. Live like a local and reserve any of these tiny homes!
Decorating a small home? These decorating dos and don’ts will help you create a beautifully designed home without overwhelming the living space!
Camp Design Inc. transformed this tiny home into a multilayered dwelling using wall dividers! This Japanese residence looks unrecognizable, check out the stunning transformation.
What’s the inspiration behind Space Optimized? Discover where it all began straight from the man himself: Michael Tanzillo.
Space Optimized is all about making your bedroom as relaxing as possible and these bulky furnishings are only adding to the clutter!
Ready to get away from it all? Downsize in style with this whimsical hideaway on wheels with apartment design!
Transformation Tuesday: From an Abandoned Water Cleaning Station to a Minimalist Mansion – Space Optimized
From a rickety, abandoned building, this turn-of-the-century water cleaning station is now a fully-furnished mansion complete with sleek, elegant furnishings.