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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New Listing - yesterday
$84,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
875
SQFT
Palm Frond Condo #2B
1165 Palm Ave 2b
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
New Listing - 4 days online
$284,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,731
SQFT
9219 Palm Island Cir
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
PALM ISLAND Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$94,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
892
SQFT
Foxmoor #H
5745 Foxlake Dr H
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$198,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,346
SQFT
553 San Bernardino St
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
PALMONA PARK Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$120,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,114
SQFT
Foxmoor #6
5705 Foxlake Dr 6
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$184,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,431
SQFT
502 SE 18th Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33990
CAPE CORAL Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$144,900
Multi-Family For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
5445 Eighth Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33907
PINE MANOR Subdivision
$59,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1817 NE 23rd Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33909
CAPE CORAL Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$139,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,192
SQFT
3232 Carrington Dr
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$334,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,032
SQFT
9396 River Otter Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33912
REFLECTION ISLES Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$279,995
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,560
SQFT
531 SE 36th St
Cape Coral, FL 33904
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
$11,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
421 Tropicana Pky W
Cape Coral, FL 33993
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$254,900
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3016 Wallace Ave
Lehigh Acres, FL 33973
LEHIGH ACRES Subdivision
$135,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,002
SQFT
19215 Arrowhead Ln
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
LAKE FAIRWAYS COUNTY CLUB Subdivision
$134,995
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
958
SQFT
9945 Lake Fairways Blvd
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
LAKE FAIRWAYS COUNTY CLUB Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$254,900
Multi-Family For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
5232 30th St SW
Lehigh Acres, FL 33973
LEHIGH ACRES Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$225,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,647
SQFT
19400 Moccasin Ln
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
LAKE FAIRWAYS COUNTY CLUB Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$12,500
Land For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
0.231
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2816 NW 6th Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33993
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$249,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,852
SQFT
18371 Durrance Rd
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
NORTH FORT MYERS Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$249,900
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
5148-5150 24th St SW
Lehigh Acres, FL 33973
LEHIGH ACRES Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$34,900
Land For Sale
Pending
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2131 SW 17th Pl
Cape Coral, FL 33991
CAPE CORAL Subdivision
$144,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
918
SQFT
19847 Eagle Trace Ct
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
PINE LAKES COUNTRY CLUB Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$229,900
Multi-Family For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4702 14th St SW
Lehigh Acres, FL 33973
LEHIGH ACRES Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$164,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
4323 7th St W
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$159,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,144
SQFT
912 Sunniland Blvd
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
LEHIGH ACRES Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$6,900
Land For Sale
Pending
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
4725 NW 38th Pl
Cape Coral, FL 33993
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
$249,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.914
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
17107 Serengeti Cir
Alva, FL 33920
SERENGETI Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$159,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,180
SQFT
300 Vermont Way
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
CARLTON PARK Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$185,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2030/2032 E 12th St
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
TWELFTH STREET PARK Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$124,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,456
SQFT
1019 Joel Blvd
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$269,900
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
917 Homestead Rd S
Lehigh Acres, FL 33974
LEHIGH ACRES Subdivision
$69,900
Land For Sale
Active
1.01
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
21910 N River Rd
Alva, FL 33920
ALVA Subdivision
$64,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.25
ACRES
COLLIER
COUNTY
205 S 2nd St
Immokalee, FL 34142
IMMOKALEE INDUSTRIAL PARK Subdivision

 

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