Designing For Small Spaces

Interior Design Inspiration

Small Dining space

Katie Hodges Design

Most people think that you need large, sprawling rooms for a space to be both beautiful and functional. Not true. In fact, smaller spaces can meet your aesthetic desires and be extremely practical.

Designing for a smaller space takes a little more creativity and really forces you to think about how you will use it. Working with an interior designer can help you hone in on the details of your space.  Click HERE to read about points to consider when hiring a designer.   Now, let’s look at a few of the typical rooms in our homes and take a look at some ways to make them shine.


We’ve all heard the saying “the kitchen is the heart of the home”, and for most people this is true. But what do you do if you have a small kitchen that only functions for one?

Open It Up

Removing a wall and opening the space to an adjacent room may not make the kitchen larger, but it will feel less secluded and allow others to join in. It may also allow you to incorporate an island for more counter space and additional seating.

small kitchen

Studio Mcgee

Think Dual Function

Small spaces require a little ingenuity. You may be able to take a seemingly unusable corner and make it functional. This workspace is perfect in front of a window with an abundance of light.

work space


A Place For Everything

Organization is key in small spaces. In your kitchen, design cabinetry that holds all the essentials and hides away clutter.

Kitchen Organization

Brayer Design


Bathrooms tend to be utilitarian. They are the rooms we start and end our days in and are filled with a lot of messy tasks. We bathe, brush our teeth, shave, blow dry our hair, put on our makeup, plus so much more. Because of this, bathrooms need to be able to handle the workload from the materials you use to the organizational tools you choose.  


Small homes typically have small bathrooms which can translate to no storage. Look for opportunities to tuck storage into otherwise wasted space.

bathroom storage

Lindye Galloway

recessed storage


Shower Storage

Randi Garrett Design

Laundry Rooms

If you are like most people you have not been blessed with a large laundry room, that is if you have one at all. Now days even a closet can be turned into a functional laundry facility.


You can now purchase full-size stackable machines with all the bells and whistles. Assessing your laundry needs will help you decide what is most important. Do you need a sink in your laundry room or can you get by with the very basics?

Emily Henderson

Stackable Laundry


Build To The Ceiling

Think vertical. Build cabinetry all the way to the ceiling to utilize every inch of space.

House of Harper

Laundry Room Cabinets

Chris Loves Julia

Although there are other rooms in the home that will benefit from small space planning, we covered the three workhorses here.  Stay tuned for more tips and tricks of the trade! 
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Mountainside Luxury is a full-service Residential Real Estate and Interior Design Team with over 15 years of experience. 

Please contact us to learn more about our process and how we can help with your home buying and interior design experience.  

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