January 22, 2019

with Better Homes & Gardens

Small-Space Storage Solutions

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Over the moon to see my garage apartment renovation in the February issue of Better Homes & Gardens. The transformation from barren, unfinished space to bright, tranquil guest retreat was a true labor of love! Most importantly, we can now offer our out-of-town guests a peaceful place to call ‘home’ which brings my family immense joy! I love the way BH&G editor, Mallory Abreu, walks readers through the home, highlighting  creative small-space storage solutions throughout. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Small-Space Storage Solutions - Marie Flanigan Interiors in Better Homes & Gardens

Marie Flanigan Interiors in Better Homes & Gardens

Small Space, Full Functionality

As with any home my team designs, the goal was to create a visually stunning guest suite with ample natural light. But, with only 500 square feet at our disposal, space was at an absolute premium.

Small-Space Storage Solutions - Marie Flanigan Interiors in Better Homes & Gardens

Marie Flanigan Interiors in Better Homes & Gardens

The renovated garage needed to be a fully-functioning apartment, with all the comforts of home, including plenty of available storage for guest’s suitcases and personal items. We installed sleek cabinetry along one wall of the bedroom space, complete with a secret coffee bar and washer/dryer. Kitchen appliances, like the mini fridge, were seamlessly integrated to ensure they don’t draw attention away from the soothing pale blue facade.

Small-Space Storage Solutions - Marie Flanigan Interiors in Better Homes & Gardens

Small-Space Storage Solutions - Marie Flanigan Interiors in Better Homes & Gardens

As quoted by BH&G, “Everything was about maximizing function and adding architectural detailing to help create zones.”

Small-Space Storage Solutions - Marie Flanigan Interiors in Better Homes & Gardens

Marie Flanigan Interiors in Better Homes & Gardens

Be sure to pick up your issue, on newsstands now, for more images and space-saving tips!

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  1. Chris says:

    I love this small sPace! Do you have any more photos of it besides these and the ones in better homes and garden? I would love to see the bathroom and the exterior!!!

    • marie says:

      Thank you so much! Better Homes and Gardens actually used all of our pictures! But we can certainly add this to the list to capture! Thank you for your kind words!

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