Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Tiny, Perfect Fit

I've been downsizing my life and simply put, it's super addictive!  I started with a home in Boston, a storage space in Minneapolis, and an apartment in St. Paul... and over the course of a year {albeit with lots of strength to let go of memorabilia  + a few tears + dozens of Good Will runs}, I'm down to just 8 boxes!

I'm most inspired by folks who commit to living in small spaces, with a serious intent for what surrounds them and only what they need on a daily basis.

Take "Downsize My Space", by Candace Kramer, a blog dedicated to discussing, thinking and dreaming about the process of downsizing.

I'm in love with the idea of taking a pre-existing space and turning it into a living-area, as meticulously executed in her post "Old Garage Turned Mini Dream Home!".  It features Seattle artist, designer and welder, Michelle de la Vega, who updated a tiny 250 sq. ft. stand-alone garage... and the total renovation was only $32,000!  Lofting, strategic shelving, re-purposing, and maintaining the overall openness seem to be important functional themes.  See the amazing transformation below...

See more photos here!


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