Nine Best Ways to Utilize Small Space

Building on a tight lot? Frank Betz Associates is your go-to for open layouts with contemporary details and lots of old-fashioned charm.

Building on a tight lot? Frank Betz Associates is your go-to for open layouts with contemporary details and lots of old-fashioned charm.

Gaspar: What looks like condos or townhouses are actually detached homes with fee simple ownership. A metal expansion joint conceals 8 inches of airspace between the homes.

Gaspar: Large windows flood the open interior with light.

These floor plans devote space to where it matters, with large bathrooms in the master suites. 

These floor plans devote space to where it matters, with large bathrooms in the master suites. 

Laurel Mews: Brick driveways lend an old-fashioned sense of human scale. Alley-loaded garages make the most of a tight, expensive site. Some have studio space above.

Laurel Mews: Large windows provide light-filled interiors yet maintain privacy on the tight lots. The builder avoided window-to-window positioning on adjacent homes.

Naylor Court Stables, Washington, D.C. by OPaL LLC

Naylor Court Stables, Washington, D.C. by OPaL LLC

These floor plans offer relaxed layouts, flexible spaces, and lots of storage. 

These floor plans offer relaxed layouts, flexible spaces, and lots of storage. 

Sample floor plan for Perkins Lane development in Baton Rouge by Looney Ricks Kiss.

The developer of 747 Clark took a drab, half-finished building and made it special.

Sliding glass doors help light travel through the space.

625 Rhode Island Avenue, Architect: Suzane Reatig

625 Rhode Island Avenue, Architect: Suzane Reatig

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