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Making The Most Of Your Available Living Space

architecture-house-f house-f-4Here is a great example of making the most of your available living space.  In this article from, Architect Kenhi Ido maximized the functionality of a very small and narrow home.  Here is an excerpt from the article:
“The house was especially envisioned for a couple in an urban narrow site, neighbored by a mixed-use area where small houses, small factories, and small office buildings coexist. The clients requested a garden in the south side of the site and decided to make a three-level building overlooking the green spaces. They aimed at a quiet, comfortable space, with plenty of natural lighting and a certain feeling of security.  The minimalist Japanese design approach can be observed throughout the interiors of this Osaka home. With walls painted in white, a feeling of space was subtly achieved. The wooden stairway, shelves and doors add a warm touch. It is truly inspiring to see how the architect managed to transform a 53 square meter surface into a perfect home for two.”
Simply put, “less” can be “more”.  With creative design, even a small living space, such as the one represented in this home, can accommodate the lifestyles of most families.
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Minimalist Japanese Residence Making Most of a Narrow Site: House F | Fresh Home