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Thinking Big In A Small Home

Posted by Kerri Mosher on May 21, 2017 in Blog |

For some, living in a tiny house isn’t a choice. For others, it just makes sense to live somewhere to suit your needs as opposed to fitting your budget. For a few, their ideal-sized home became a lot smaller after the arrival of a newborn. Whatever the reason, though, living in a tiny home doesn’t have to be the challenge so many think it does. Small can be better. Small can have its advantages, its benefits.

 

There are things like lower utility bills, that cozy feeling, and the homely vibe. Yes, the restrictive floor plan can pose a hurdle, but hurdles are meant to be leaped over like a graceful gazelle, or a tubby hippo, so long as you get over them it doesn’t really matter. The trick is working with what you have and finding ways to maximize your space, to use it to the fullest potential.

  1. Your Best Friend Is Shelving

The great thing about shelves is their multi-purpose attitude towards life. Yes, they can act as an amazing way to decorate a wall, but they also double up as storage spaces. Books, bowls, flowers, general bits, and bobs; it is amazing what you can slip onto a floating corner shelf and it is amazing how much more those bits and bobs can change a room.

 

  1. Raise The Room

In tiny houses, a huge majority of a space tends to be wasted in its height, so why not use this space? A mezzanine bedroom is such an amazing way to almost double the floor space granted to you because your bed is now sat way up high, allowing you to do more with the floor. All it takes is some clever carpentry and you can add some extra storage space under your floating bed, or a desk, a lounge area of a dance studio. Whatever you have always wanted you can do. It is just a matter of creative vision.

 

  1. Fold Everything You Can

Whenever a TV show about living in tiny spaces crops up on TV, their secret weapon always seems to be furniture that folds. A bed that folds into the wall, a table that folds into a sofa, a sofa that folds into a bed, or a desk that folds into an inflatable swan. So much can be folded today, and that can save you a ton of space.

  1. Slide To The Left

One of the most amazing ways to make a studio apartment feel less like a multipurpose room where everything is on show is to add a sliding wall. It is such a great way to make a small space seem bigger in the day and that much more personal at night. What’s more, a sliding wall can fit every style going; rustic, modern, bright and vibrant.

  1. Select More Storage

Storage is essential when it comes to living in a tiny home because it allows us the freedom to hide stuff, store things and have more belongings. It could be cupboards with drawers that fold away when closed, or under your bed drawers, storage that hangs on the back of doors, maybe even a living room table that is actually a trunk. It is this whole idea of having multipurpose furniture.

 

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