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Design Ideas for Small Spaces

OK, so you blew it. You should have moved into Madison’s newest development, Catalina Crossing, where apartments are as large as 1775 square feet. We call that floorplan the Sequoia. Maybe we should have called it the Shamu. While this townhouse is huge, the garage is too. You can fit three cars in your attached garage.

But I digress. We already said that you blew it. You moved somewhere else, into some cracker jack box tiny apartment and now you’re pressed like a grape for space. As always, we have the answers, with a little help from our friends at Ikea:

patio setMaybe try this patio set for your dining room:

Ditch the umbrella, but notice how the table can be expanded. In the up position shown, there’s hooks for storage.

mother-in-law suite bedNo room for a dresser in your bedroom? Once again, at Catalina Crossing, the bedrooms are huge and they have walk-in closets. In fact, we don’t even call them closets. They’re called the mother in law suite. You just stick her in there with a bed like this one and she stores her stuff underneath:

crib bedHere’s a little something for the younger set, once again designed with efficiency in mind:

murphy bedFinally, there’s always the Murphy Bed.

murphy bed folded upI’d say hang a flat screen on the back of this thing under your bed and when you fold it up, it’s TV time.

Or of course, if you lived at Catalina Crossing, you wouldn’t have to be this clever. Hey, it’s only for a year. And then you can call us at (608) 575-4377 and get an apartment with plenty of room.

See also “Decorate Your Digs Part 1” and “How to Dress Up Your Floors” and “Decorating Your New Digs