Living in a tiny house or flat comes with its challenges and for many of us, it’s a simple reality. If you’re looking for some tiny house hacks, you’re in the right place.
While having a big house is a dream for many, often living in a pokey flat is just how life is. Especially if you live in London, given skyrocketing property values and demand.
Small has its benefits. Smaller homes are easier to heat and much easier to make homely and cosy. If you live in a tiny house, it’s time to embrace your restrictive floor plan and find some extra space. So, if you’re looking for some tiny house design ideas, read on!
When space is precious, you need to make sure you’re utilising in the best way that you can. Here are our 19 tiny house hacks that will have any small space looking super stylish. By the end of the post, we hope that you’ll be ready to start maximising your space and using it to its full potential!
1. Shelves Are Your Dream Come True
Shelves can add so much to a small space and they can double as wall decoration and storage space. They’re the ultimate way to maximise small living space and increase storage at the same time.
Floating corner shelves like the ones above can brighten up a dark corner. Shelves that sit above a door can bring a lot of height to the room, so never underestimate the power of shelves.
Grab some shelves from IKEA and hire someone to install them properly.
2. Tuck Things Away
You can hide small appliances like juicers, hair dryers and sandwich makers. Put them away when you’re not using them to save counter space and make your kitchen look less cluttered.
If you make a habit of putting them away whenever you’re not using them, it’ll make your life simpler.
3. Lofty Sleeping
If your ceiling is high enough, you might want to think about putting in a lofted bed. Of all our tiny house hacks, this one is best for children or teenagers. They’ll love the added space and personalisation that comes with it. Maximising space
Maximising space is quite difficult in smaller rooms, which is why many in big cities have turned to lofting their flats. It’s a simple way to almost double the floor space in your home and adds a fun vibe to your home.
A loft bed can look super stylish while creating storage space or even a mini office underneath.
To install a loft bed, you’re best off hiring a carpenter. You won’t regret it once you see the space you saved. You’ll have a stylish feature will increase the value of your home.
4. Fabulous Folding
A foldaway desk is a brilliant solution if you need space to work but don’t have the room for a permanent desk.
A carpenter can help you install a sturdy foldaway desk, so submit a free request on Bidvine.
5. Sliding Walls
Sliding walls can be a godsend if you have limited living or bedroom space.
Close the wall when you need privacy and let the room breathe during the day. It’s a great way to create more space.
Homes with sliding walls are so trendy right now and can fit any style. If you’re more into a rustic look, try a sliding barn door. If you prefer a modern aesthetic, consider a door like the one above, bright and vibrant. A sliding wall will bring character and style to any size of home.
6. Secret Storage
Clever storage that comes out of nowhere is a brilliant way to make the best use of your space.
Cupboards that pull out or under bed storage are a must when you’re fighting a battle against clutter.
If you have a hot water heater that you want to tuck away, you can build a custom cabinet around it. That way, you won’t have to look at your hot water heater. To make it even more beautiful and useful, consider installing shelves around it. You’ll have extra space to store your belongings.
7. Half a Bath
A bath may be something you never dreamed of having if you have a tiny bathroom. But, you might not have realised that baths come in all shapes and sizes!
A three-quarter sized bath may be the solution to your bathing needs and it will add a stylish quirkiness as well!
Okay, you might not be able to stretch out all the way but at least you will be able to sit down… so what do you say?
8. Mirror, Mirror
Mirrors are your best friend when it comes to decorating a small flat or house.
Mirrors are a practical way to create the illusion of space. It’s no wonder mirrors are among the most popular tiny house hacks!
9. The Big Divide
Wall dividers (such as a floating wall) can create a feeling of separation while retaining the space of a bigger room.
They’re ideal for kitchen diners and spaces where the bedroom and the living room and joined.
10. The Cupboard Under the Stairs
You can use the space under the stairs as more than just a broom cupboard.
A little bit of love and attention could turn it into a treasure chest of useful household bits and bobs.
11. Floor to Ceiling
Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves are stylish and colourful. They also create an illusion of space that brings out hidden qualities of your home.
Bookshelves don’t need to be custom to look great, pick some up from IKEA!
If you’re not into books, these can store DVDs or gadgets. Just put some effort into an arrangement and your storage can become an attractive part of your décor.
12. Have a Breakfast Bar
A breakfast bar set against a kitchen window can be a cool solution if your kitchen isn’t big enough for a table.
It could also double as a coffee spot or a cocktail bar!
13. Keep it Low
Low slung beds and sofas can add height to a small room. It’s worth keeping them in mind when you’re deciding how to deck out your tiny home.
14. Out in the Open
Closed cupboards and wardrobes can make a room feel small and stuffy. So, let your belongings breathe and keep storage open-fronted.
It might mean that you have nowhere to hide clutter, but will make you keep your things super tidy!
It might be a little boring, but painting the walls white is a tried and true way of creating space in a small home. If you’re desperate, bite the bullet and crack out the magnolia.
If you’re going for a minimalist style anyway, at least white goes with anything! This is one of our favourite tiny house hacks because it is so simple.
16. Pop It Out
While painting your walls white may add space, you don’t have to stick to an all-white aesthetic. Use pops of colour to bring life into your home. Colourful artwork or flowers can liven up any room.
To paint a section of the wall, use some masking tape to tape off a portion of the wall. Then, paint it with your favourite colour! You can also paint an old piece of furniture like a coffee table to bring it back to life. You don’t have to break the bank and take out a new credit card or mortgage loan to make your place look great.
Accents of colour against a white background is a tried and tested method of creating space in a small home. Choose cushions, curtains and throws that match to make your small room pop.
17. Add a Breakfast Bar
If you don’t have room for a dining table in your flat, but you do have a spare wall, add a couple brackets and use a shelf as a table! Not only is a shelf an inexpensive table option, but you can install it below a window and look out to nature while you’re eating.
To add storage to your breakfast bar, install more shelving up towards the ceiling. You can use storage boxes to keep your pantry items up there, with easy access from your cooking area.
18. Use Fabrics to Create Rooms
Do you live in a studio apartment or a tiny house with one room? Separate your living spaces by hanging curtains from the ceiling. If you use white or translucent curtains, it will make the rooms look bright and airy.
By using curtains to break up your tiny home, you can create a tiny living room, dining room, and bedroom. To read more about using curtains to make your home cosy, check out our article on using fabric in your home.
19. Hang up Your Mugs
If you’re running out of room in your cabinets, pick up some sticky hooks from the store. You can attach them to the wall in your kitchen or under your cabinets. Hang your mugs by their handles and they’ll never be out of reach.
Keeping your mugs in plain view will allow your personality to shine through. You can attach them to the cabinet beside your coffee maker to make your mornings easier. This is one of the many tiny house hacks that will make your home more fun.
What’s your favourite way to brighten up a small space? Do you have any tiny house hacks we missed? Let us know!
If you want to make the most of your tiny space, hire an interior designer today. Submit a free request for bids on Bidvine today!
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