Maximizing Your Small Space

A Room-by-Room Guide

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You can enjoy an organized, beauty-filled life no matter what size your space is. In this practical book, you'll learn how to perform an audit of your space to see if it's functioning at its best, make the most of existing storage space and find clever ways to add more, find creative ways to arrange furnishings and accessories that maximize space and bring harmony and style to the home, and live graciously in a small space with others. Whether you're an empty nester who's downsizing, a newlywed setting up your first nest, or someone who just needs some creative new ideas, you'll love these strategies, tips, and solutions.


Endorsements

"Maximizing Your Small Space captures a missing piece in our lives--dwelling well in our space and injecting heart and soul into our homes. Whether you live small or large, this book will inspire you to rethink every inch of your dwelling to create space and live peaceably with your belongings. Kathryn's book is one of my new favorites to recommend to my organizing clientele who are committed to simplifying their lives. Kathryn will inspire you to embark on a delightful journey to create small space living. Live well where you dwell!"

Marcia Ramsland, The Organizing Pro and author of Simplify Your Life, Simplify Your Time, and Simplify Your Space; www.OrganizingPro.com

"Maximizing Your Small Space is a great example of my own home mantra: 'It's not what you don't have, it's what you do with what you have.' Kathryn provides oodles of useful and affordable home organizing and decorating tips, information, and resources. She also shows through her personal stories of hospitality that a home doesn't have to be large in size to be graciously grand in spirit."

Kitty Bartholomew, former HGTV host of Kitty Bartholomew: You're Home; decorating correspondent for ABC-TV's The Home Show; and author of Kitty Bartholomew's Decorating Style

"Kathryn's heartfelt book about real-life small space homes is packed with practical and stylish tips, ideas, and resources to help you take your home from drab to dazzling, no matter what size your space or budget. She wisely dispels the notion that small space living is restrictive and instead artfully teaches us that organized small spaces enable us to enjoy life more."

Laura Leist, CPO and founder of Eliminate Chaos, author, and past president of the National Association of Professional Organizers

"Kathryn's tips and resources for organizing and decorating small kitchens and dining areas will enable anyone to dine beautifully at home, whatever the size of their space. And Kathryn is indeed correct that one can artfully entertain in a small space. Her clever and affordable real-life entertaining ideas and tips will bring ease and joy in sharing one's small home with others."

Olga Krasnoff, author of Dining by Design, media spokesperson, lecturer, former Macy's senior interior designer, and event planner for Tiffany & Co.

"If you want to maximize your baby's small nursery space while simultaneously improving the health of your child, Kathryn's book Maximizing Your Small Space offers simple solutions. You'll discover how to easily green your baby's nursery and transform it into a nontoxic, organized, and serene space."

Lisa Beres, founder of Green Nest and www.RonandLisa.com, national media spokesperson, and author of Just Green It!


The Author

  1. Kathryn Bechen

    Kathryn Bechen

    Kathryn Bechen is a bestselling and award-winning author and consultant whose insights have appeared in Woman's DayFamily CircleWoman's World, and The Washington Post, among others. She lives in the...

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