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Tiny houses are currently a sort of national obsession, which is not really that surprising because they are a novel, sustainable way to live, and also they are adorable. But most writing on tiny houses focuses a great deal on how small and cute they are, and how tiny the bathroom is, and how clever it is to store stuff under the stairs, without spending much time examining what it's really like to live in one.

What It’s Really Like to Live in a Tiny House

Most writing on tiny houses focuses a great deal on how small and cute they are, without spending much time examining what it's really like to live in one.

Brilliant Ways to Use Drawer Pulls & Handles You've Never Thought Of | Apartment Therapy

Brilliant Ways to Use Drawer Pulls & Handles You’ve Never Thought Of

The options are endless.

You've pared down, cleaned out and still can't fit your things into your closet? Here are ten ways to squeeze a little extra storage out of a small closet.

10 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Closet

Living in a little apartment can have its own special joys, but small closets aren't one of them.

10 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Bathroom | Apartment Therapy

25 Genius Design & Storage Ideas for Your Small Bathroom

The possibilities are endless when it comes to sprucing up your space.

Shoe Storage Organizers: Best Buys of 2015 | Apartment Therapy

The 10 Best Solutions for Shoe Storage

If you've ever been a renter, and you have more than two pairs of shoes, this one's for you.

Narrow Bedroom Decorating Ideas | Apartment Therapy

Ideas to Steal from The Narrowest of Bedrooms

There’s small and then there is narrow. And narrow bedrooms can make you feel like you’re lying prone in a casket, and buried deep, deep underground. Learn all the tricks to make yourself believe that the space is actually as wide open as a prairie. Avoid horizontal stripes which emphasize the narrow width of the room, and use vertical ones instead. This room designed by Veere Grenney draws your eye up to the ceiling, making it look more expansive.

5 Small Space Strategies Everyone Should Use (Even If You Have Plenty of Space) | Apartment Therapy

5 Small Space Strategies Everyone Should Use (Even If You Have Plenty of Space)

Even if you have plenty of space.

10 Mesmerizing GIFs of Small-Space Living | Apartment Therapy

10 Mesmerizing GIFs of Small-Space Living

When you live life in only a few hundred square feet, a home must become a very fluid thing. Tiny apartments actually exist in four dimensions, and without capturing “time,” it’s impossible to truly reveal what it’s like to live small. Thankfully for all of us, the internet has adopted GIFs as a form of animated photo currency, and we can all see how real people make small homes work.

Storage Workarounds for Renters | Apartment Therapy

No Storage, No Problem: Workarounds for Renters for Every Room

So, you just found that vintage apartment of your dreams: perfect millwork, cute tile, and a nifty fireplace. But the downside is that there’s no storage, just one tiny closet and nowhere to put all the stuff that you’re sure you’ll need. Don’t despair! Here are some renter-friendly solutions to work around that storage shortage. If you don’t have much storage space, you can take some tips from Tamar’s tiny kitchen.

8 Decor Ideas for Space-Limited Apartments | Apartment Therapy

8 Pro Decor Ideas for Small Space Apartments

Project by: Chelsea and Cate of StyleMutt Home Location: Washington D.C. This small apartment is professionally designed, and within its stylish walls and calming decor, we spotted eight smart style choices that really make this small space sing. Read ahead to read words from the designers and our picks for eight ideas you might want to steal for your own home.

10 Must-See Small Cool Homes: Week 4 | Apartment Therapy

10 Must-See Small Cool Homes: Week 4

Well, we just posted our last entry for Small Cool 2015, which means now is the time to peruse the whole field of entries in each of our five divisions and give all of your favorites a vote to help send them on to our Judges round. There’s tons of inspiration to be found in these Under-1000-square foot homes, and to prove it, here are 10 reader faves from the past week – check them out and be sure to click through to the main page to see ALL the entries. Happy voting!

Get Rid of These 5 Things That are Keeping Your Home from Looking Its Best | Apartment Therapy

Get Rid of These 5 Things That are Keeping Your Home from Looking Its Best

If the look of your home isn’t quite where you want it to be, it could be because you’re holding on to things that are dragging your decor down. Does anything on this list sound familiar? If so, consider whether passing it along would give you the freedom you need to take your space to the next level. Things that used to fit your style, but don’t anymore.

7 Ways to Conquer Clutter in a Small Space | Apartment Therapy

7 Ways to Conquer Clutter in a Small Space

If you look at a lot of New York apartment listings (which often include photos of the previous occupants’ stuff, because brokers are hot to get those places on the market), you’ll notice that a lot of small apartments look… cluttered. Really, really cluttered. Of course clutter is a challenge for anyone who lives in a house and owns things, but it’s an especial challenge for tiny apartment dwellers. Have less stuff (purge, purge, purge).

The Best IKEA Products for Small Spaces | Apartment Therapy

The Best IKEA Products for Small Spaces

Trust us, the Swedish know a thing or two about living well in small spaces.

7 Space-Saving Boat Products You’ll Want for Your Home

7 Smart Space-Savers To Steal From Tiny Houseboats

Bow down to their organizational brilliance.

This Little London Home is Only 7.5 Feet Wide — Dezeen | Apartment Therapy

This Little London Home is Only 7.5 Feet Wide

This little London house, situated in what used to be an alley, is only 7.5 feet wide. So the architects tasked with designing an extension to the home faced a unique challenge — how to bring natural light into a long, narrow building with only a little space for windows on either side.