Category: Expert Advice

How To Make the Most of Your Space When Entertaining

You love entertaining, but you haven’t been doing much of it recently because your living space just isn’t made to fit all your loved ones in it. Sound like you? Well, we have some good news. You don’t need a 5,000-square-foot home to host a party. With a little advance planning and attention to detail, […]

Top 10 Vacation Home Design Ideas

Vacation Home Design

If you have a vacation home, you can bet guests will be sure to follow. Entertaining visitors goes beyond tasty treats and great conversation – it’s about offering them a comfortable and relaxing space to enjoy the company! Here are 10 planning and decorating ideas that create an inviting space for your guests that’ll be sure to […]

How to Find Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Furniture in the Modern World

Interest in sustainable furniture continues to grow as eco-friendly technology, like electric cars, become mainstays in our everyday lives. Green furniture companies are sprouting up in response, producing furniture that is sustainable and eco-friendly for the environmentally-conscious consumer. What Is Green Furniture? Sustainable furniture is based on the closed-loop cycle of recycling. The goal of […]

Wall Bed Style Guide

Wall beds are so much more than simple platforms that fold down from the wall. Modern designs integrate shelving, desks, tables, and seating, so the system maximizes space and functionality. This means that modern Murphy bed design ideas can turn almost any room in your home into a multifunctional space. From varying sizes to a […]

Sofa Beds vs. Wall Beds

It takes some creativity to transform a room from crowded to elegant. Furniture is necessary but cumbersome, and beds, in particular, take up most of the floor space in a room — and you’re asleep for most of the time you’re there! Space-saving bed options, such as a Murphy bed or pull-out couch, maximize space […]

Creating an Organized Multi-Use Room

how to create an organized multi use room

A home is more than just a place to eat and sleep. It’s also a place to entertain, work, exercise and play in as well. With the right multi-purpose room ideas, your home can provide a variety of functions, even without much space. Transforming a home into one that is more functional is as easy […]

Three Sneaky Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

resource furniture shelving

  Living in a small apartment can present a number of challenges in figuring out where to put all of your stuff. When you live in a large home, things disappear because there’s so much space for them to spread out. The problem is you end up accumulating more belongings than you need, not to […]

A Busy Person’s Guide to Getting Organized

Giralot Storage System

Organization (n) ˌȯr-gə-nə-ˈzā-shən: defined culturally as a key characteristic to success and easy living. The art of organization comes easy to some but may be a bit harder for others, especially those who are always busy and never seem to have enough hours in the day. Organization and productivity go hand in hand, each influencing […]

Time To Reinvent How We Entertain for the Holidays

  Several years ago, a book was published entitled Life at Home in the 21st Century: 32 Families Open Their Doors. Its authors, a group of UCLA anthropologists and archeologists, followed 32 ordinary families as they went about their days. They were trying to get an accurate read on exactly how the typical American household […]

How to Raise a Family in 600 Square Feet

Small-space living

Can you really raise kids in a one-bedroom condo? Some Vancouver parents are trying – and guess what? It’s not all bad, and it could get better. In Vancouver, Alison and Trevor use their Penelope queen sized system in the living room while their two kids sleep in the bedroom. Alison chronicles her small-space lifestyle on 600SquareFeetandaBaby and recently […]