Q: We've taken a tiny house at the lake and we have a huge list of people we'd love to have visit. Most are families, so they could share rooms. The trouble is, we have only two bedrooms and a large living-dining room. On a tight budget, how can we provide sleeping space for as many overnighters as possible?
A: Steal a few ideas from a pro like interior designer Margot Gunther, ASID, whose own vacation home we show in the photo. Her sitting room has a traditional elegance at first glance, but look again: You'll see how accommodating, literally, a room can be without losing its charm.
Bedding down. The sofa flips into a queen-size bed. The window seat is comfortably cushioned to sleep one adult or two children. The chaise accommodates another child. There's a second convertible sofa in the enclosed sun porch (not seen here), so all told, seven people can put up for the night, seven friendly people, that is.