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Storage hacks for small spaces

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pic via livingbiginatinyhouse.com

 

We are enchanted by Tiny Houses and the innovative storage solutions that they offer. One has, for the past while, been investigating this rather interesting trend.

Mrs Green will be examining more of these wonderful ideas and creations.

Innovative storage hacks, as well as Tiny Houses. Building one’s kitchen under the stairs – of more anon. Under-the-bed storage solutions too.

In the interim, stairs as storage.  Here and here and here.

Mrs Green is brushing up her  DIY skills. Learning about  sustainable options that one can employ to achieve the desired result.

Safety glasses on.

Super-recycling design goodness

Mrs Green discovered the wonderful people at Supercyclers.natural grain kite stool

Reading about design innovation from the Natural Grain Kite stool (pictured here), to newspaper wood, and polystyrene works with glazes like melted computer keyboard, has had Mrs Green spending far too much time today exploring the site and pondering the items in her recycling bins.

An attempt to make those water-proof containers from plastic bags is on the to-do list …

Recycled tyres in your bathroom?

Recycled rubber sinkA basin made from recycled car tyres. It won an award from Architect Magazine.  “The rubber from the tires is melted down and cleansed of debris, and the tiny inherent metal fibers that give a tire its road resistance are then formed into a sheet. This sheet is stretched over a base frame–made of wood, metal, or any other material out of which bathroom furniture can be fashioned–and anchored down by the drain collar. This creates a shallow-sloped surface for water to be siphoned away, but not a clunky profile … ”

More information and a slide-show that includes a diagram of the construction on the Architect Magazine website.  Bouncy!