Mini Homes: Making the Most of a Small Space

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Mini Homes: Making the Most of a Small Space

Mini Homes: Making the Most of a Small Space

From Pinterest to design magazines to news websites, mini homes are showing up and making a big noise. There’s even a home search site specifically for tiny-house hunters. What’s the big deal with these little houses?

More Time, Less Work
Obviously, if your house is only 800 square feet, there’s just not as much to clean, and you don’t have room to keep a lot of unnecessary knickknacks that might need dusting or sorting or storing. Tiny house owners say they have more time for what's really important to them because they’re not spending it all on taking care of their homes. It really comes down to simplifying your lifestyle.

Creative Decorating Solutions
A great benefit of the proliferation of tiny homes, and one that owners of more conventionally sized homes can use as well, is the advent of lots of new and creative ways to store your possessions. Clean lines and functionality take center stage in the planning and designing of these homes, and the lessons learned can be applied to a home of any size. Furniture that is easily moved, like an armless sectional sofa, and items with multiple functions, like a coffee table that can fold upward into a dining table, save space but don’t deny you the functionality you want.

Your décor can open up your rooms as well. Cut down on contrast. Decorating in a palette of related tones makes a room look bigger, and also creates a soothing atmosphere. Mirrors reflect light and open up a room to make it appear bigger. And don’t forget to look up when decorating or adding storage. That is, hang art high, install shelves near the ceiling for less-frequently-used items, and draw the eye upward, creating a grander sense of height and space. Open shelves with baskets or crates organize small items attractively.

If you’ve got the ability, take openness to another level and consider knocking down some interior walls to open up your floor plan so the rooms flow into one another, which tricks the eye into thinking the space is bigger than it really is.

Saving Money and Energy
Another lesson to be learned from the tiny house movement is how a smaller house necessarily saves you money by requiring less energy to maintain. Your electricity and heating bills will be lower. Your water usage may be lower too. And with less room for stuff and clutter, you’ll need to buy less as well!

As the population ages, the need for smaller, easier-to-maintain houses grows. A smaller home doesn’t have to mean giving up comfort. By saving yourself time and money, you may end up living a more comfortable, clutter-free life!

Mini Homes: Making the Most of a Small Space

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