Have you decided to downsize and live in a much smaller space? As you probably already know, living in a tiny house doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style or comfort. With a couple of tricks and a bit of imagination, you can turn your small house into your personal haven.
Before you start bringing furniture into your new home, consider a couple of things. First of all, think about insulation. Not only will it make heating and cooling your home much easier, but it will also save you a ton of money in the long run. There are various types of attic insulation you can use to turn your home into a cozy place, so do your research. When it comes to the interior walls of your home, choose carefully between drywall and paneling. The latter is much easier to install, while drywall leaves you with more decorating options.
Keep it simple
Minimalism is ideal for small spaces, because minimalist rooms always feel so airy, regardless of their size. To make your space seem even bigger, opt for natural-looking neutrals, or even black and white palettes. Adding large windows will not only make your home more modern, but it will invite more light into your home and help you feel more at one with nature.
Use suitable appliances
When you live in a tiny house, you have to deal with a small kitchen. But just because your kitchen isn’t grand, doesn’t mean it cannot be highly functional. Nowadays, there are plenty of compact kitchen appliances on the market, from wall ovens to dishwashers. They will help you save space and still keep all of the essentials. If you wish, you can raise your kitchen to visually separate it from other areas in your home. This will provide you with plenty of storage space underneath this area.
Consider installing an outdoor shower
If you wish to save space in your tiny home, think about installing an outdoor shower. This is a great idea if you live in a more secluded, natural area.
Ensure you have plenty of storage room
When you have an average-size house, storing all of your possessions isn’t a challenge. However, things are completely different when it comes to tiny homes. You need to use every corner of the space, otherwise, you won’t be able to fit all of your necessities. For instance, you can place a mattress on a hollow platform which you can use to hide everything from clothing to cleaning supplies. Speaking of bed, add floating cabinets and built-in shelves above it. They can be stylish as well as practical storage additions to this space. Next, create a storage compartment in the area beneath your raised house. There you can keep all of your outdoor tools and everything else you would otherwise store in a shed. If your home has a staircase, don’t let all that space underneath it go to waste. Instead, create storage compartments where you can keep everything from your shoes to your books. When it comes to your living room, use couches and chairs with hidden compartments. On the other hand, you can also place decorative storage bins underneath them.
Get fold-out furniture
Do you like to entertain? Having company in a tiny house is a challenge, but it is far from impossible. If your friends often come over, make sure to create additional seating with pull-out benches or wall-mounted seating options. A pull-out bed is also an amazing space saver and is ideal for tiny homes. If you work from home but do not have room for a standard desk, install a wall-mounted folding desk that you can quickly put away when you are not using it.
Organize your laundry room
Since a washer and dryer will already take up a lot of space, you have to be creative to turn your laundry room into a practical area. A pull-out ironing board is convenient not only for ironing but also for sorting clothes between loads. To maximize this space, install a wall-mounted drying rack or mount a repurposed ladder to the wall for additional drying space. Since you will need space for all those detergents, soaps, and dryer sheets, think about attaching magnetic storage containers to the sides of your washer and dryer.
By downsizing and moving into a tiny home, you will decrease your workload, increase your cash flow, and as a result, reduce stress.
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