Small and well-adjusted is what is ‘in’ right now, not only that but also its what is needed pretty much everywhere, while we dreamed and grew ( our parents and grandparents too) in big houses, nowadays space is not only an unnecessary luxury but something very difficult to find. Cities are growing more and more populated and housing spaces are growing smaller and smaller. Nevertheless, small doesn’t necessarily mean something negative, in fact, once you get to learn a little bit more about what you can do with a small space, you will love it.
Among its benefits, you will find them easier to cool down or heat up. They will also be much cozier and personal (as we tend to save a lot of unnecessary things in big spaces). So, if you have a small space you need to personalize, here you will find 8 amazing small home hacks that are sure to make your small home ten times cozier.
Shelves Will Become Your Best Friend
This is one of the greatest hacks I've learned so far, it will help you add much-needed space to your home. They have a double purpose, they can help you store many different things (from kitchen supplies to books and accessories) plus, they will be a stylish decoration.
For example, you can use the space above all the furniture you have, built-in vertical shelves look amazing in just about any space. They can store anything and they don’t take up any additional space.A floating shelf can help you revitalize a dark corner or putting one above a door can make your roof feel higher. So go to your favorite store and start picking out your house shelves.
This is one of the best and most useful decorating items you will find for tiny houses. They will give the illusion that a room is twice as big as it really is, additionally, if you get a little creative with frames and shapes, they could be used as beautiful decoration ornaments.
It Is Time To Be Organized
A small house can be easier to organize but it's also a lot easier to mess up, thus, it is important that you keep yourself in check. This will help you figure out where you are putting everything and how you are arranging your appliances, cleaning products, accessories, etc.
It is important that you get into the habit of putting away everything after you use it. Stuff like your hair products and personal accessories are a great example of unnecessary clutter. Once you get used to that it will make your life a lot easier and your house much tidier.
Folds and Lofts
In the spirit of saving space while multitasking, you need to be as creative as possible. This is a 2 for 1 suggestion! First, you should definitely consider lofts. You should only consider them if your ceilings are high enough. If they are, you will definitely love them! You can also make lofts for beds or cozy places that will be comfy and relaxing. Another pro you get from lofts is that you will be able to use the space under them! You can create a mini office, a storage space or even a closet.
Folding can be a complement to the lofts, it is an amazing solution that can free up more space to work without getting any permanent furniture. You can hire a carpenter to help you install a desk that can be folded into a wall and put away when you don’t need it.
Use Sliding Walls
It is understandable that you might want to divide and separate each section of your house. However, keep in mind that too many walls can make your house seem (and feel) even smaller, so it is best to avoid that. A great option you have is sliding walls. They will open and close based on what you require for the time being. Whether you are closing them to separate sections of your house or opening them to create an open space, they will give you much more flexibility in terms of space.
Use All Of The Space Available, Including The Space Under The Stairs
Converting the area under the stairs into a nice loft, reading space or even a mini workstation will not be easy but it will be more than worth it. You can add small shelves, drawers, and hangers to store your everyday stuff such as bags, umbrellas, books, and jackets. They can be a nice upgrade from a small boring room.
Don’t Be Afraid To Use White In Your House
Even if it feels boring and conventional, painting your walls white will actually make your tiny house feel and look bigger. Furthermore, just so it does not feel like a hospital or a company building, add some splashes of color with small and lively artwork such as flowers or wall fixtures.
An Optional Dining Table
If you don’t have room or if you don’t want to add a dining table to your house, you can go with the option of a breakfast/dining bar. You could take a straight shelf and install it in one of your walls. It will not only be useful while eating but you can also use it as a counter for when you are cooking.
Getting the most out of your small home isn't impossible, it just takes a bit of positive thinking and ingenuity. These are just 8 of the limitless changes you can make to your home in order to make it look and feel bigger. So go ahead! Make your small home fell as big as possible.