DESIGN | BUILD | LIVE
CREATE A HOME YOU LOVE, NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE
DESIGN | BUILD | LIVE
CREATE A HOME YOU LOVE,
NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE
See the possibilities to create a functional and beautiful home designed for the way you live and what’s important to you
Projects Accessible to Anyone
- Everything is apartment-friendly
- No fancy tools or dedicated workshop needed
- Basic techniques make all the projects doable, even if you’re new to DIY
Minimal Investment for Big Impact
- Off-the shelf materials minimize cost and time
- Ideas to reuse/repurpose furniture
- Suitable for every budget
Customizable & Adaptable
- Easy to build and take apart
- Removable to take to your next home
- Minimal impact on the space to cater to renters and commitment phobes
Informational, educational and inspiring. The best thing is that you show WE can do these things as well. And you give pointers where to go and how to start. Thanks for bringing us on the journey.
…I actually do the projects that you post unlike 95% of YouTube projects that are just fun to watch.
Isabelle LaRue – Founder
Isabelle had no idea that leaving her cushy, yet unfulfilling, 6 figure salary corporate job, combined with a move to NYC would completely change her life.
As she transformed her NYC cookie-cutter 450 ft2 rented studio apartment into an elegant custom home she loves, Isabelle rekindled her passion for interior design and her love for building things with her hands. But it was by sharing her designs with others that she discovered her true calling: empowering others to pick up some tools and create a home they love, no matter where they live or how small their space.
Isabelle elevates bland, uninspiring spaces with her unique MacGyver meets Martha Stewart approach: clever and practical, her designs are inspired by how people actually use the space they live in, and what brings them joy. The results are beautiful timeless interiors and outdoor spaces that are the perfect blend of form and function.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
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10 years of designing spaces and recognition for EYS
TASTE Hall of Fame inductee
Official Selection of the DigiFest at Digital Hollywood
TASTE Award nominee for “Best Home Decor Show”
Winner of International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) award for “Best Educational Web Series”
Engineeryourspace.com named one of the top 20 DIY sites by Apartment Therapy
I love the new office space but I especially like how you explain everything but not in a long drawn out matter.
…for those of us willing to measure twice, cut once, Engineer Your Space is a great resource for renters and owners alike who want to milk every bit of utility from our small space without spending a lot of money.
What’s standing in the way of having a home you love right now? Not enough time? Not sure how long you’ll stay? Waiting until you buy a home or move into a nicer place?