Courtesy of Apartment Therapy

For many people, a small living space is just a phase you have to get through—one more step on the way to a big house, or a necessary trade-off for living in an urban area. But taking on less space can cut your carbon footprint dramatically—it lowers your utility bills, helps you control clutter, and, if you've chosen an apartment for its city location, can mean you don't need to own a car. Making the most of a small space isn't easy, though, which is why Apartment Therapy is such an essential part of any green blogroll.