Peeping Tom: Peek Into Some Of The Smallest, Coolest Homes

It’s my favorite time of year again, and not because abundant sunshine and sandal-wearing weather is finally on the horizon, but because it’s the season for Apartment Therapy’s Smallest, Coolest Home Contest. Now in its fifth year, the home design contest is open to anyone who lives in a home 1,200 square feet or smaller. Finalists are chosen from several categories and winners are awarded $2,000 gift certificates from Room&Board. This year’s contest is now closed to new entries, but as a reader you can vote for finalists every day through Sunday the 19th, then for vote for the final four through April 29th, and then vote for a grand prize winner through May 4th. If you love peeking into people’s homes and getting a glimpse of the way they live their lives, you can easily while away hours surfing through the photos of well-designed (and sometimes, not-so-well-designed) rooms and floorplans. Last night, for example, I had terrible insomnia and was able to fill some time between one and six a.m. looking at every single contest entry. After the jump are my faves to win. From the Teeny-Tiny division: Cathy’s Firehouse Fundamentals

From the Tiny division: Dahlush’s Textured Home

From the Little division: Emily’s Downsize Theory

From the Small division: Bingo’s Corner Apartment (my pick for the Grand Prize!)

Which are your favorites?