A strategic Approach
A small space doesn’t have to be uncomfortable even if you stuff every nook and cranny with utility. With a little thought and consideration, you can do a lot with a little. You need to be willing to try new things, and change things up if they don’t quite work out.
Following are five quick tips that can help you maximize space without sacrificing quality. Sometimes a little renovation may be necessary; but simple DIY projects like the addition of an exterior deck—or an interior loft—can expand space and utility with simplicity and affordability. So think outside the box!
- Think Vertically
A great way to start thinking about this is to look at what those living in motorhomes and tiny homes have done with the space they have available. Oftentimes instead of clustering everything, they figure out how to capitalize on vertical space. A tiny home of 225 square feet is fifteen feet on a side. The next question is: how high is it?
If you have a cube of fifteen feet, that’s 3,375 cubic feet. The entryway can double as a living room. The back half of the house can be a kitchen and a restroom. Atop the kitchen and restroom, accessible by a small ladder or staircase, can be the sleeping quarters. You can even partition them off and make one half of this space a guest room.
Certainly you won’t always have that close control over the interior of your home, but look at the height in your living spaces. If it’s enough to float a bedroom, or a loft, that may be just the way to go.
- Mirrors, Mirrors, Mirrors
Mirrors multiply perception of space. Have you ever been in a small tavern that seems huge because there are mirrors on all the walls? Well, this would be a case in point. Put mirrors everywhere. Kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms, bedrooms, guestrooms, garages—even outdoors! These additionally spread light around, allowing you to illuminate a large space with a relatively small light.
- Quality Furniture And Cabinetry
You don’t need a big kitchen to install handsome lines of RTA kitchen cabinets; according to BestOnlineCabinets.com, you can find a wide selection: “…sure to have the right storage answers to furnish a kitchen that will take your friends’ and family’s breath away.”
Additionally, you want to find furniture solutions that look good and feel good. A tiny hotel room can feel like a king’s sleeping quarters with the right furniture. You can experience the same effect in your living spaces if you’re very careful about every article of furniture distributed throughout it.
- Adjustable Lighting
You want lighting that’s easy to adjust, easy to install, easy to fix, and incorporates a variety of illumination options. Sometimes low-lighting at night can communicate larger, more spacious quarters through a heavily-mirrored solution which spreads it around. Sometimes intense light at night can help you work through fatigue.
Today’s options incorporate IoT, or Internet of Things, technology to give users more options. With this tech, you’re able to control LED lights from your smartphone. You can turn them up, down, or off—you can even change their colors—all without leaving the couch.
- The Artistic Component
Last, but certainly not least, you should ensure your home or living space has beautiful pictures, small pieces of art, and aesthetically colored wallpaper. Match your artistic accoutrements to the “style” or “theme” of the space. This gives it a subconscious refinery which makes it more livable.
More Effectively Using Interior Space
There are many ways you can design the interior of your home for greatest effect. Again, don’t be afraid to play around a little to find the perfect balance of satisfaction and utility.