Small Space Tips From A Homeowner


The homeowner of this 534 square foot home has some small space living tricks to share.


Using furniture that has exposed legs, like this coffee table, gives the illusion of more space while it doesn't obstruct sight lines.


This dresser, minus the drawers, serves several purposes. It is a book shelf as well as storage.


An antique mirror gives depth to the room.


Slimmed down appliances serves the purpose, while not crowding the room.


A restaurant work table serves as both an island, a counter top, and a dining space. The stools have no back, which takes up less visual space.


Add storage space wherever you can find it.


The round bedside table doesn't have sharp angles, thus one can step around it more easily.

Break up angles with round furniture to soften edges.


16 comments

  1. Hi Brenda,
    This was a perfect post for me this morning. With our next house we buy I am going very small and one level living so I want to find small and cozy and utilize all the living space the best I can. I think that is the trick with living in smaller homes too. Hope all is well with you and Abi and Charlie. Have a great start to the new week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  2. What a little gem of a house. I like the white walls and dark floors as a backdrop to everything. I love that bit of storage at the end of the counter for spices and glassware, and the built-in storage on the wall of the bedroom. Thanks.

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  3. Great ideas and such a fabulous little house.

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  4. I'm always looking for ideas for living small!

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  5. The little house is awesome There are so many things I like but especially the dresser with two drawers removed at the bottom. The kitchen is very inviting. I like the counter in the kitchen but could definitely not sit on the stool to eat. LOL Thanks for sharing such a neat house.

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  6. Love this home. They did a great job decorating in a functional manner. Very cozy and inviting.

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  7. I just love that sweet little cottage!! What a great solution for a coffee table, would be too wide for my space but I love it!

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  8. I love this little house. So well done. I could see myself living in a little house such as this some day.

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  9. I can't believe it's only 500 some square feet! They sure used every square inch of it wisely, because it doesn't seem at all crowded.

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  10. I love this house! My home is only a little bigger than it. I have a wall of bookcases in my little living room and our small TV nestles in it along with the books and some small decor items. I love all the space saving tips in this house and have used several of these ideas in my home. I have normal size kitchen appliances though, but no dishwasher. My hubby and I take turns washing dishes. I'm disabled and sit on a tall chair while I wash dishes. I love living in my downsized home! We got rid of a lot of stuff to live here and it is so freeing!

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  11. I really enjoyed this little gem. It's so tastefully decorated.
    For such small sq footage it seems to have everything you'd
    need yet doesn't appear to be crowded at all.
    I love everything about it!

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  12. This little house is so cute. That coffee table is wonderful. Wish I could find one. Also the idea of using a dresser without drawers is great. I so enjoy these views into small spaces you provide us.

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  13. A very appealing little house. All those built-ins in the bedroom look like they would hold quite a bit. I like most of the decor, too. I wish I could see more of the house, though. Is there anywhere on-line that I could do that?

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  14. I love this house. thank you for sharing.. Such a cute little house, and all the space is used so wisely.. Love the dresser turned storage.. The legs on the dresser is so cute.. She did a wonderful jog decorating..

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Author Bio

Brenda has been writing since grade school. She majored in professional writing/journalism in college, where she won awards for her feature writing. She loves to decorate, garden, enjoy nature, read and spend time with her Yorkies.
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