Let the fun begin!
1 | Up the seating capacity in the living room with low profile and mobile items like these poufs. They don't take up much space, and provide comfortable landing spots for extra company.
2 | Go vertical! Install open shelving in kitchens, living room walls, bathrooms or above other furniture, or bring in some freestanding bookshelves (no doors - keep the space looking open).
4 | Get creative with storage. Platform beds with cubbies? Check. Magnetic strips to hang knives in the kitchen? Yes please. Using furniture in unexpected ways? Why not.
As you can see, there are lots of ways to maximize space, function and efficiency while preserving (and creating!) beauty. I love the idea of a good challenge when it comes to making small homes as functional as possible. Stay tuned for how we make ours work well for us!
And if you're in the market for more ideas on this topic, I just created a new Pinterest board called "Small House Inspiration" where I'll be pinning my finds. Come follow it here.