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SMALL HOME DESIGN TIPS AND TRICKS
After 7 years of small home living we have tried just about everything!
Think about storage pieces, but remember to compromise some storage space for beauty. We used to buy huge chunky storage furniture and it always felt so crowded in our home. Now, I pick pieces with some storage that have feet and some open space underneath. It makes everything seem a bit smaller and lighter when you can see the floor underneath.
My favorite answers is from Emy Flint “be ruthless about what comes into your house“, YES! YES! This can be very difficult with children and family and friends that want to purchase presents for children. You have to keep in mind that even if you have all the things, it will be no fun without room to use them. Outsiders won’t always understand (especially if they have more room than you), but you make the house rules and ultimately decide what makes the family happier : all the stuff with no place to really live, or limited stuff that is used and loved with room to interact as a family. Which sounds better for your family?
Have a home for everything, and do a quick pick up every night. We are still slowly working on having a home for everything in the house, but when I created a pantry in our mudroom and reviewed where everything was with the hubby, it made a drastic change in the clutter of the household (and questions asking me where things were).
Everything doesn’t need to be in the exact room its used, sometimes it just doesn’t work that way. Our China is actually store in the dresser located in our entry. If I tried to store in in the dining where it is used, another storage piece would have overwhelmed the room and then entertaining would be no fun.
Susan, your tiny house above is beautiful!!! For more small home tips from myself and our 15 expert bloggers, be sure to check out the link below.
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