From Margaret Everton on April 7, 2010 in San Diego
While living in a 700-square-foot home may be akin to taking up residence in a closet for some, Eric and Lauren Wendlandt wouldn’t trade their tiny 1911 San Diego bungalow for anything. Of course, with her background in architecture and his in design, they happen to be perfectly equipped to make the cramped space functional. Since bulky items were out of the question, the couple found furniture, like this dining room table, that could expand as needed. Equally as cool, the modest hanging light above can be brought down during meal time. Keeping functionality as the main goal, the couple chose this bench (above, to the left side) that can double as a storage space. And they didnt skimp on the style department either. A tiny kitchen actually offered a wallet-friendly solution: avoid overbuying groceries to cut down on storage space and food spoilage. They were also able to buy their wine and keep it too, with this innovative vertical wine rack. Organization is a key component in making this space habitable, so the couple chose to make even their shoe boxes (displayed here on an office wall) aesthetically pleasing. And their own helpful tip? If it doesnt fit, you dont need it. Clearly not having enough space is all a matter of opinion. Maybe downsizing isnt such a bad idea after all.