People see the tiny home lifestyle as a novelty and a response to maximalism and burgeoning housing prices, and there’s some truth in that. With the sky-high prices of properties at present, there’s no way a professional earning just above the minimum wage can buy a two-bedroom home, pay for utilities, food, and other essentials all at the same time. People have to make budget cuts to fit everything within their income and not take out loans.
Since tiny homes are significantly smaller than traditional estates, the price you have to pay for the land, mortgage, and maintenance also comes at a lower value. Although it slightly leans on the disadvantage of you having less space, at the same time, you get to put your creativity to the test by figuring out how to make every available spot a functional area without making it look cramped. Whether you see it as a lifestyle downgrade or a way to unleash your creativity, there’s no doubt that you’ll have fun designing your tiny home.
Elevate Your Indoors with a Loft Design
Making space for a bedroom complete with dividers and a door will only eat up precious space and leave you with a smaller footprint for your kitchen and living room areas.
You can elevate your bedroom using a loft design with a banister serving as the central divider to save valuable space. Metal with an anti-rust coating is the best material for your loft frame to keep you from dealing with termites and other pests in the future.
Collapsible Things for Your Outdoor Space
Suppose you initially have a plot of land for your home and choose to leave some for outdoor activities. In that case, you can keep the area open and spacious by using collapsible equipment that you can immediately put into storage once you need a bigger space.
For example, foldable chairs and a table are great for visitors, which you can also effortlessly pack away when no longer in use. In addition, you can also opt for convenient assistance like a laundry delivery service to eliminate the need to install a clothesline. When you don’t assemble permanent fixtures in your yard, you get the space you need for different occasions.
Use Multipurpose Kitchen Gadgets and Furniture
Movement is imperative in the kitchen area. But when you keep ingredients and gadgets in easily accessible places, you don’t have to walk to and from cabinets and drawers. For your meal preps and dining table, it’s better to get a kitchen island and table combo so you can combine your dining and prepping area.
An excellent space-saving solution is to purchase multipurpose gadgets like an air fryer that lets you bake, fry, or heat food without the additional tools that add clutter to your kitchen.
Customize Your Furniture
The furniture available in the market will fit into your tiny home. However, then it’ll leave you with less space for your other things and make your house look smaller than it is. Although it may go out of budget, customizing your furniture is the best way of utilizing every available space you have.
For example, a two-seater love seat can serve more function if you can lift the seats to reveal storage you can use for your bedding or seasonal items. Modifying a cabinet to fill the space under the stairs leading to your loft bedroom will give you an area to display your books. If carpentry happens to be one of your many talents, having customized furniture no longer needs to be expensive.
Use Your Wall Space
Your floor space will most likely be taken up by furniture, making these areas quickly unavailable. However, you still have the option of using your wall space as shelving for your other items. Hanging open shelves is the perfect option for those who like to showcase their memorabilia or photographs.
Plus, it doesn’t make your indoors look stuffy, unlike closed cabinetry with swinging doors. This design is also an excellent shelving system for your kitchen space so that you can easily find the pan or spices you need.
Install Large Windows
Natural lighting can quickly enhance any indoor area. Besides providing instant illumination during the day, it can also make spaces look bigger. With the instant effect it brings, you can enjoy brighter indoor spaces and save power costs by keeping light fixtures off during the daytime.
Furthermore, with the tight spaces of tiny homes, ventilation is often a problem. But when you install windows in key areas, you can let fresh air in and shut them whenever the climate gets too cold.
Shifting to minimalism is not easy when you’re more familiar with staying in spacious areas. Still, when you focus more on the creative aspect of putting together a tiny house, you’ll have something to look forward to and get the avenue you need to channel your ideas.