My family recently moved into a small house. The story of its subsequent renovation involves doing as much as possible with few resources. When we bought the house, we anticipated adding a three-story addition to the rear. Luckily, we couldn't start construction right away, and in the delay, we started to question the need for the addition. In the end, we decided against adding on. Instead, we concentrated on using the space we had as efficiently as possible. Taking Stock The small room upstairs was unusable as a bedroom, but using the long porch-like room as a master bedroom gave us three workable bedrooms. The upstairs bath was acceptable. Downstairs, we had a tolerable kitchen, a formal dining room, and a large and pleasant