Morph Your Pint-Sized Pad Into A Splashy Manse With These Pro Tips!

[UPDATE: This story was originally published on September 5.]
We all fantasize about someday living the high-life in the Hills or even in a penthouse on the Wilshire Corridor. But for now, many of us feel like Snow White dwelling with the dwarves in our mini digs. But, that certainly doesn’t mean our confined flats have to look flat — au contraire! With just a few design tweaks, you can turn your tight squeeze of a crib into chic living quarters fit for a queen.
After picking the brain of one of our 30 Under 30 nominees, Kyle Schuneman, we realized he literally wrote the book on the subject (it's called The First Apartment Book: Cool Design for Small Spaces ). The TV star-slash-author regularly takes cooped-up casas and transforms them into picturesque residences worthy of Dwell spreads. And, lucky for us, he's ready to spill his bold, yet practical tips right here with these 15 surefire tricks for making puny pads live up to colossal proportions. Your ultimate space-expanding guide is right around the bend!