While smaller homes offer a cozier atmosphere, they can pose some issues when it comes to space. Fortunately, your design choices within your cozy home have a huge impact on how big it looks, as well as how much convenience it offers. Here are a few helpful life hacks to get the most out of the space you have in a smaller home.
Invest in a Wall-Mounted Television
The days of massive entertainment centers, which often take up a large portion of smaller living rooms, may be slowly coming to an end. Many homeowners are choosing a minimalist design instead, which reduces clutters and creates a more open space. When it comes to your television, a wall-mounted model allows you to break away from the bulky entertainment center for a more streamlined look.
Convert to a Daybed
Beds take up a lot of space in your home, but you don’t necessarily want to sacrifice comfort for convenience. A daybed provides the best of both worlds thanks to its unique construction. While daybeds are traditionally available in twin sizes, you can also find models to suit king and queen-sized mattresses to ensure a luxurious sleeping experience.
Downsize Your Dining Table
Dining tables are essential pieces of furniture in the home. In addition to providing a space for enjoying meals, it also allows the family to congregate and share details about their day. In smaller homes, large, rectangular dining tables overwhelm the area and make navigating around the dining room challenging. Downsizing to a stylish round dining table ensures you have a cozy place in the home for socialization and meal sharing without the downsides of a massive rectangular table.
Hang Mirrors Strategically
Mirrors are both decorative and functional. They can also be used to make a smaller home look a lot bigger. When hanging mirrors, there are a few different methods at your disposal. Hang a sizable mirror in a small room to create the illusion of a much larger space. You can also group smaller mirrors in an artful way for a similar, yet quirky, effect. Another option is placing a mirror behind a light fixture, which sends light dancing around the room.
Expand Shelving and Bookcases Upwards
When you can’t spread out, look up. You may have more room for essential storage than you think, provided you’re willing to get a little creative. You can access items on high-up bookshelves or shelving via a step stool, which can be conveniently tucked away somewhere in your home when not in use. Elevated shelving is particularly beneficial within the kitchen and bathroom, where storage is often lacking.
When you work with our design team at Fiesta Homes, you can choose from a wide selection of floor plans to ensure your has much space as you need to live comfortably. This includes cozy homes covering 16×76 square feet, as well as more sizable homes measuring an expansive 28×74 square feet. Please visit our website for the full selection of floor plans. You can also call 575-525-4680 to speak with a designer about creating the home of your dreams.