How to Make the Best of a Small Home

How to Make the Best of a Small Home

Living in a small home might seem cramped, especially if you’re more accustomed to larger space to begin with. There are some ways you can make the best of living in a small house though. And with that much less space to clean, light, and heat or cool, you may find that once you get used to it you prefer a small home to the big one.

Make Space Outdoors

If you have space outside, you probably won’t feel very cramped. If you ever do, all you have to do is go outside. Depending on how much space you have on your property, consider adding a patio. There are a plethora of ways to style a patio to make it your own. Adding shade, furniture, and decoration can be great ways to make your patio a comfortable and inviting space. You’ll want to make sure you take into account the climate you live in when choosing patio furnishings. Not all furnishings are suitable for all climates.

Make the Best of a Small Home: Maximize Storage

One of the tricky things about downsizing to a smaller house is figuring out what to do with all of your stuff. One of the tricks is to maximize your storage space. You can use furniture in creative ways to store your belongings. There are a lot of multipurpose furniture pieces these days that are designed to double as storage space or be transformed into other furniture. There are desks that fold out into beds, for example, and captain beds that come with drawers and shelves built into them. You can also add floating shelves to your walls. These can be great for storing odds and ends, decorations, books, or other smaller-sized items.

Make the Best of a Small Home: Make Space Look Bigger

You might also try using illusions to make space look bigger. Certain colors make space look bigger, while others make it look smaller. How you use colors matters too. You might find that painting the ceiling the same color as the walls makes the room look taller. You can also use light to effect as well. Strategically placed mirrors that reflect natural light can brighten a room and also give the illusion that the room is bigger. Be careful where you place them though. You don’t want to get an eyeful of reflected sunlight. You also might try playing with the arrangement of the furnishings. Layout and placement of couches and sofas can make a space look more open or closed off.

There are a lot of things homeowners can do to make the most of a smaller home. Strategic interior design can make a room appear bigger. You might try strategic methods of storing your belongings. And there’s always the great outdoors. Making a small piece of it your own can help you feel more free. The most important thing is to make your home a place where you’ll be most comfortable.

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Single Family Home For Sale
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3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
988
SQFT
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Fort Myers Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$750,000
Commercial For Sale
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0.4677
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1517 N Tamiami Trl
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
 
New Listing - a week online
$240,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,413
SQFT
1355 Torreya Cir
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
Foxmoor Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$54,900
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0.344
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2043 NE 5th Ter
Cape Coral, FL 33909
Cape Coral Subdivision
$49,900
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0.234
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
133 Cultural Park Blvd N
Cape Coral, FL 33909
Not Applicable Subdivision
$155,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,348
SQFT
8145 Ebson Dr
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Suncoast Lakes Unrecorded Subdivison Subdivision
$429,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,237
SQFT
2212 SW 8th Ct
Cape Coral, FL 33991
Cape Coral Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$24,900
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0.255
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LEE
COUNTY
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Cape Coral Subdivision
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$29,900
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Pending With Contingencies
0.241
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
3810 NE 8th Pl
Cape Coral, FL 33909
Cape Coral Subdivision
$22,900
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0.244
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
4214 Connection Ave
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Not Applicable Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$224,900
Land For Sale
Pending
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
4428 SW 10th Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33914
Cape Coral Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$639,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,597
SQFT
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Cape Royal Subdivision
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$18,900
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Pending
0.267
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LEE
COUNTY
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Lehigh Acres, FL 33976
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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0.222
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
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Fort Myers, FL 33967
San Carlos Park Subdivision
$11,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.25
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2814 58th St W
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$13,900
Land For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
0.252
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2718 23rd St W
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Not Applicable Subdivision
$119,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
920
SQFT
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Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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Single Family Home For Sale
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3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,283
SQFT
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Mirror Lakes Subdivision
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Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,686
SQFT
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Sable Springs Subdivision
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Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,650
SQFT
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Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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$33,999
Land For Sale
Active
0.8316
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
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Lehigh Acres, FL 33974
Lehigh Acres Subdivision

 

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