2010 Idea Home: Smart Ideas for Eco-Friendly Decorating
Idea Home: Under the stairs, we carved out an area for a nature photography enthusiast. Side-by-side nightstands hold supplies and a collection of old cameras. An easel fits at the end, along with a chair, which of course has an FSC-certified wood frame, soy-base cushions and cotton fabric. To help keep the area bright, a full-length mirror leans in the corner and reflects sunlight that slices through the open-riser staircase. The mirror frame is made from lumber scraps destined for landfills.
Your home: Before you decide to move or add on to your house, think about ways you can use the existing space better. Here, we show how even a sliver of space can be outfitted to accommodate favorite activities.