We don’t need to sell you on the virtues of small space living. With real estate at a premium in cities across the U.S., from S.F. to NYC, we can all appreciate the power of a well-designed space with a tiny footprint.

That’s why we’ve turned to the R29 Home archive to dig up five small apartments filled to the brim with big ideas. From lighting to curtains, bedrooms to bathrooms, there are plenty of space-saving, budget-cutting tips to go around.

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How do you make the most of your small space arrangement?