We live in a much smaller space than we would have if we were living in the United States. Most of the homes here are much smaller and as a result, you learn to be efficient with space and just a little creative. I just read an article from the New York Times about a house in Rotterdam that has been beautifully and creatively adapted to suit a growing family. They built up and put bedrooms on the roof. The results are gorgeous, striking, and terribly innovative. Enjoy!