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roserustler

I really appreciated this article, thanks Houzz. I often wonder why the
bed in my motor home could not be found somewhere and put to use in my
small house. The bed in the motor home is a real bed, always in down
position but also can be lifted up to reveal full size storage
compartment at least 12" deep. I really use that space for many kinds
of items. Given the wave of downsizing happening today, I believe a bed
like this would fill needs of lots of home owners.

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Joanne Kane
Paint the top 4” of the wall and 4” into the ceiling with a darker paint that compliments the walls. Instant taller ceilings.
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HU-587273708

I have a small house and have several of these fixes. There was a large storage closet under the stairs when I moved in. I added a counter height butcher block work station under a kitchen window. ( Martha Stewart ! -12 years old acquired from K -Mart and still in great condition ) I installed sola tubes in one bathroom and in the dining room which was the only dark room. ( due to only N and W exposures )I painted most of the rooms ivory or a buff tinged with a little pink and all white woodwork. But the entry hall is persimmon, the dining room is " fresh nasturtium"-a very rich orange, and one bathroom and the guest bedroom are a bright coral. All of the rooms are quite small but every room has a minimum of 3 windows and several have 4 windows. This limits wall space but maximizes light. There was already a beautiful 8' by 3.5' mirror in the entry hall which makes the living room seem larger. There are floor to ceiling French doors in the living room which are a rather tiny but evidently still standard size made for older cottage style houses. My 1600 sq ft. feels bigger because there is so much light and I have a green yard with trees seen from every window. Even this small house and yard is a lot to maintain for an older person. I am happy that it is not larger. it still works for guests because it has 3 bedrooms and more than one bath. By American standards it is small. I do know that in most other places it would be considered quite a bit of space.

   

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