Inspiring family spaces
Here at KIDKATAT we are constantly inspired by how real families are living their lives, especially in small spaces. Whether they live in a tiny mobile house or a McMansion, the creativity and thought that goes into the spaces and how they live go a long way. Here are a few of our favorite spaces to inspire you to take charge and design the space that you love for you and your family.
Seattle Family Almost Doubles Its Space Without Adding On
“Warm, modern and family,” is how Lauren Zerbey describes her 1910 home in Whittier Heights, Seattle. A lot has changed since she and her husband, Kyle, both architects, bought and began remodeling the house nine years ago. After strategically upgrading systems and reconfiguring the first floor of the home in the first six years — doing most of the labor themselves — the couple began designing another round of changes after starting both a family and their architecture firm, Studio Zerbey Architects.
How To Maximize Space In A Small Family Home
My Le Nguyen of 1925workbench explains how she and her husband created a small family home fit for four. Discover how they maximized space with custom furniture to create a functional and stylish home that’s kid-friendly.
From colorful custom-made barn doors to a handmade walnut table built by My Le’s husband, see the hardworking pieces that help streamline the home’s limited space. Other custom pieces include a book bench, a coffee table and a console that doubles as a work station. Get the couple’s decorating tips and ideas for creative built-ins, smart storage and hardworking decor for small family homes.
A Tiny-House Family’s Big Adventure
It’s not often you hear of a family with a young child taking on the tiny-house lifestyle. But Micah and Jana Whitehead had been dreaming of living in a tiny home for years, and learning they were expecting a child didn’t shake their resolve. “Once we found out Silas was on the way, plans changed some, but we decided we could make it work,” Micah says. “And giving Silas a childhood full of big adventures was something we wanted despite the challenges of raising a family in a small space.”
Minimalist Family of 5 Living in a 1 Bedroom Apartment to Save Money
In this video, we meet a family of 5 living a minimalist lifestyle in a 600 square foot, 1 bedroom apartment, in Ontario, Canada. Heather, Dominique and their 3 children moved from an 800 square foot suburban condo into this 600 square foot apartment to reduce their living expenses in order to pay for an early intervention therapy program for their eldest son who is autistic.
The apartment has a kitchen and bathroom and one large living area that they use as a dining room, living room, and master bedroom for the parents. The single bedroom has a set of bunk beds, and one crib, as well as lots of floor space for toys like a trampoline.
Family of 6 in Small Space, Town House in Denmark
In this video, we meet a family of 6 living in a 1000 square foot town house, in Aarhus, Denmark. They have chosen to live in a rather small townhouse, to be able to spend more time together, and so the mom can be a stay-at-home mom.