Tiny living spaces can pose a big problem for the unprepared renter or homebuyer.
And they seem to be the new reality for anyone moving out into a space of their own.
Fortunately, there are ways to work around cramped quarters, says design expert Lisa Canning.
And while it may feel temping to take the sledgehammer to the wall and free up some space, Canning recommends some easier ideas to make the most of your space.
Check out her tips as part of "2 Minutes To Transform" and let us know what practical advice you have for small-space owners in the comments below.
"2 Minutes To Transform" is your guide to small but meaningful changes for a better you. Experts share their tips to transform your life at home, in the office or while you're on the go -- all in under two minutes.