Interior of small lake house located in Baldwin, MI.

It’s no secret that it’s difficult to maximize the usable area of a small living space. Apartment sizes are shrinking and tiny homes are on the rise (especially with the increased cost of building and renovating).

If you live in a tiny space or have a small getaway property, it can feel like popular decorating ideas aren’t meant for you. But, even if your living area is on the smallest side of small, there are still plenty of ways to make the space feel big – AND save space, too.

Don’t believe us? Check out some of these great design ideas for properties with a tiny interior footprint. We guarantee they will change how your small space looks and feels!

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This Old House Modern Barnhouse in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Modern barn home designs don’t have to be plain — Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods has products that help you bring a modern feel to this type of traditionally-styled house.

This Old House’s Modern Barnhouse Idea House, located near St. Paul in Afton, Minnesota, is a master class in designing with nature in mind while building for today’s style. This 2021 Idea House was the brainchild and dream home of Amy Matthews, and the plans she developed with D/O Architects Colin Oglesbay and Aaron McCauley-Aburto outlined a 3,800 square-foot barnhouse with an open floor plan and plenty of windows. The plans were brought to life by builder Chad Maack and his team at Hartman Homes.

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This Old House Farmhouse in Fairfield has a rustic look with upscale features

Who says farmhouses have to feel like century homes? 

This Old House challenged the norm with their 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield Idea House, located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Baird Brothers celebrated our third year partnering with the This Old House brand on this build (along with the other 2020 Idea House, Cottage On The Cape). 

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In the midst of all things COVID, This Old House has been busy pumping out content for home enthusiasts, craftsmen and builders across the nation. And, while the 2020 TOH Cape Cod Idea House reveal was quite a bit different than previous years, the home (known as Cottage on the Cape) was nothing short of stunning…and Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods is proud to be a part of it!

While most viewers follow This Old House on PBS, the brand’s newer Idea House Build Series allows fans to join Pro2Pro Editor Chris Ermides as he chronicles two separate 2020 Idea House builds. A virtual grand opening for the Cape Idea House was held on July 16, and full episodes of the project are available online.

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Local Products, Nationally Recognized Project: TOH’s 2018 Idea House.

Late spring 2018, Baird Brothers jumped on a call that would (yet again) change the trajectory of the well-established, family-owned company.

Decades of twists and turns in the economy and multiple advances in technology had positioned Baird Brothers as a leader in the lumber and fine hardwoods industry, but for the first time (because of that ONE call) the company was on a national (and international) stage — standing under the bright lights that are This Old House.

The project? The 2018 Idea House.

The goal? Deliver the highest quality products to the best (and most well-known) home improvement juggernaut in the United States…and fast!

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Baird Brothers’ Canfield Location To Be Featured on PBS

This week’s “This Old House Hour” program takes a visit to Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods to highlight the hardwood doors supplied for the 2019 Westerly, RI Project House.

Canfield, OH: This week’s episode of “The This Old House Hour,” PBS’s long-standing, popular home-improvement series, will highlight Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods in Canfield, OH. Episode 1807/3907 debuts nationwide the week of Nov. 11, with airdates varying, depending upon location.

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Local Products Featured in National Home Enthusiast Magazine

Youngstown-made products prominently featured in This Old House Magazine’s 2019 Idea House reveal issue

Canfield, OH: This Old House recently released the digital and print debut of their 2019 Idea House, which prominently features multiple products made and shipped from Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods, based in Canfield, OH. Located in the coveted historic district of downtown New Canaan, Connecticut, the project is featured in the recent issue of This Old HouseMagazine and on

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Nestled just 40 miles outside of the Big Apple, New Canaan, CT is about as picturesque as a town can get. Brick storefronts and restaurants line the downtown streets while residents meander about on sun-soaked afternoons – shopping, visiting, running and biking.

For a sleepy “little” village, entertainment options rival that of any city.

Take in a movie at the playhouse. Tour one-of-a-kind architectural attractions like The Glass House or Grace Farms. Sip wine with friends at one of the many bistros or simply enjoy the fresh air in the town’s numerous parks and open spaces.

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The 2018 Jamestown Net-Zero Project: Baird Brothers & This Old House

Anniversaries are important… especially 40th anniversaries!

So for 2018, This Old House’s 40th season, the well-known home design and renovation brand brought its A-game by taking on its first ever net-zero house.

If you’re a fan, you know that TOH has managed many challenging projects over the past 40 years. But, up to this point, the organization had never been tasked with transforming an old home into a property capable of generating all the energy it needed to run.

But, as expected, with a little collaboration and a lot of ingenuity, the Jamestown Net-Zero Project House was nothing short of stunning!

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This Old House’s House One Brand To Feature Locally Made Products.

Host, Jenn Largesse, to complete step-by-step video and online content for DIY project featuring Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

Canfield, OH: House One, a digital brand from This Old House that spotlights DIY projects and the inspiration behind that work, will complete a home makeover project that prominently features multiple products from Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods, located in Canfield, OH.

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