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Small Bathroom Design Issues

No matter how small your bathroom might be, it still offers a world of design inspiration. With little creativity and improvisation, you can overcome some of the most common design problems of small bathrooms and transform yours into a truly relaxing oasis.  …

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on May 9, 2018 at 3:22am

Most Common Electrical Problems in Tiny Homes

Tiny homes are one of the biggest crazes in the last couple of years. These ingenious living spaces may not have that much room, but their designs and layouts are made so that everything fits in perfectly without having to sacrifice many things. Sure, you won’t have a giant bathtub, but that is not their intended purpose.

While we can talk about different tiny home designs for hours, that is not the topic of…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on April 10, 2018 at 4:00am

Great Design Ideas for Tiny Yards

Buying a home is very exciting yet it requires some compromises. Normally, your budget will determine the size and the type of home you’ll be able to afford. This might mean that you will have to choose a home with only one garage, or a home with a small backyard instead of a large one.

However, keep in mind that bigger isn't always better. Compared to spacious outdoor places, small yards can mean less cleaning but…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on April 5, 2018 at 6:14am

5 Tips to Give Your Tiny Home an Elegant Vibe

There’s nothing more frustrating than being a design enthusiast who lives in a tiny apartment or home. So many great ideas and so much design inspiration, but not enough space! However, even the tiniest of homes can be styled up and reinvented. You can easily design a comfy, chic home with an…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on March 12, 2018 at 5:32am

While living in a smaller space can surely feel confining and restricting, it certainly isn’t a reason to feel discouraged. Smaller spaces can have a lot of personality and there are actually a lot of handy tricks that can help you maximize your home and make the most out of what you have available. So, instead of despairing and coming to terms with the fact that you’re facing a lifelong imprisonment, you better take matters into your own hands. If you‘re still wondering how to actually increase the amount of space in your home, these 5 tips might help you in your venture:

Multipurpose Furniture

Have you ever heard of the expression work smart, not hard? Well, it can easily be applied to your home organisation and design skills. Instead of rearranging your whole house and spending money on professional decorators, you could make use of multipurpose furniture to save on space. These innovative pieces of furnishing are a great way to make the most out of your space. They come in various forms, from stylish ottomans with hidden storage spaces and sofa beds up to tables that have bookshelves built in and stackable side tables that break into chairs.

Embrace Minimalism

If you’re into the whole contemporary modern design, perhaps the minimalistic look could be a great solution for your home. Not only is it quite popular and stylish but it also requires minimum of maintenance. The goal is to de-clutter the space, keep it depersonalized and sterile and rid it from all unnecessary baubles and decorations. This design style is by far the best solution for tiny spaces as it gives the impression of a much larger area.

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Another handy trick used by professionals in interior design is creating an illusion of a much broader space by adding mirrors to the room. This in combination with large windows and glass doors has the ability to completely transform a space and make it appear much larger than it actually is. This is an old trick but quite an effective one.

Create Zones

For those who are often homebound and spend a lot of time in the house whether working, sleeping, eating etc., it’s recommendable to create functional zones. Dividing your home into separate spaces gives you the opportunity to create more functional areas of which all will have a specific purpose. You can also try dividing these areas by using different shape rugs, so you can actually have different zones in the same room.

Smart Storage Solutions

When it comes to increasing the amount of space in a tiny living area, one of the most important things by far is having smart storage solutions that will help you keep your things in order. The first thing you should do is make use of all the available space that can be used for storage, meaning back of the doors, spaces under the beds and sofas and even your ceiling. Coat hooks and shoe hangers are lifesavers for small spaces, while you can also rely on decorative boxes to keep some of your valuables. Of course, there’s always a problem of storing off-season things in small homes, so it would be a good idea to rent a storage space for keeping things such as winter clothing, tools and equipment and even ornaments, decorations and synthetic Christmas trees you have purchased earlier.

Before you condemn yourself to living in a fancy shed of a home, you better roll up our sleeves and search for some handy solutions that will help you make the most out of the space you have. There’s no reason why your home shouldn’t become your personal haven, as there are tons of ways to make it more functional and appealing.

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