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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$87,000
Land For Sale
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0.674
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1180 Palm Ave
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
North Fort Myers Subdivision
$750,000
Commercial For Sale
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0.4677
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1517 N Tamiami Trl
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
 
$39,700
Land For Sale
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0.321
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LEE
COUNTY
184 E Mariana Ave
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
North Fort Myers Subdivision
New Listing - 6 hours online
$39,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.24
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1299 Old Bridge Rd
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
North Fort Myers Subdivision
$230,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,413
SQFT
1355 Torreya Cir
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
Foxmoor Subdivision
$36,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2219 NE 21st Pl
Cape Coral, FL 33909
Cape Coral Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$169,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,436
SQFT
718 Lady Bird Ln
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
Twin Brooks Estates Subdivision
$33,800
Land For Sale
Active
0.37
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
4400 Ruthann Ct
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
Walsh Subdivision Subdivision
$28,900
Land For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
905 NE 32nd St
Cape Coral, FL 33909
Cape Coral Subdivision
$36,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
4121 NE 21st Pl
Cape Coral, FL 33909
Cape Coral Subdivision
$300,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,571
SQFT
705 SW 29th St
Cape Coral, FL 33914
Cape Coral Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$24,900
Land For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1737 NW 6th Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33993
Cape Coral Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$49,900
Land For Sale
Pending
0.24
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
311 SW 14th Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33991
Cape Coral Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$329,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,458
SQFT
1104 NW 12th Ln
Cape Coral, FL 33993
Cape Coral Subdivision
$234,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,164
SQFT
1506 NW 20th Ter
Cape Coral, FL 33993
Cape Coral Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$279,999
Multi-Family For Sale
Pending
6
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2134/2136 Zaharihas Dr
Lehigh Acres, FL 33973
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$154,900
Condo For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,043
SQFT
Beachwalk #222
15369 Bellamar Cir 222
Fort Myers, FL 33908
$33,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.244
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
14121 Cedardale St
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Buckingham Park Subdivision
$33,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.233
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
6510 Chabot Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Buckingham Park Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$29,900
Land For Sale
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0.344
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1834 NW 31st St
Cape Coral, FL 33993
Cape Coral Subdivision
$20,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.231
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
3853 Hopevale St
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 22 hours online
$8,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.25
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1507 Ford Ave S
Lehigh Acres, FL 33976
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$21,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
3803 15th St W
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$73,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.173
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
17374/376 Dowling Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33967
San Carlos Park Subdivision
$73,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.171
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
17486/488 Ellie Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33967
San Carlos Park Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$23,900
Land For Sale
Pending
0.26
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
3754 Kemper St
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Buckingham Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$17,500
Land For Sale
Pending
0.25
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
3717 40th St SW
Lehigh Acres, FL 33976
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$15,900
Land For Sale
Pending
0.25
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2907 26th St W
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$18,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.25
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
3216 39th St SW
Lehigh Acres, FL 33976
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$22,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.25
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2816 11th St W
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$9,900
Land For Sale
Pending
0.25
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2814 58th St W
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$22,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.25
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2814 11th St W
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$16,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.25
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2806 50th St SW
Lehigh Acres, FL 33976
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$24,900
Land For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
0.2182
ACRES
CHARLOTTE
COUNTY
16435 Becasse Dr
Punta Gorda, FL 33955
Burnt Store Village Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$24,900
Land For Sale
Pending
0.252
ACRES
CHARLOTTE
COUNTY
16142 Juarez Cir
Punta Gorda, FL 33955
Burnt Store Village Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$21,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.227
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
236 Pennfield St
Lehigh Acres, FL 33974
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$204,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,176
SQFT
422 Valley Dr
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$9,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.2422
ACRES
CHARLOTTE
COUNTY
27215 Earthnut Dr
Punta Gorda, FL 33955
Tropical Gulf Acres Subdivision
$29,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.335
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1926 Magenta Ave
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$17,700
Land For Sale
Pending
0.293
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
666 Chestnut St E
Lehigh Acres, FL 33974
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$14,900
Land For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
0.504
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1110 Sheldon Ave
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$21,300
Land For Sale
Active
0.506
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1220 Michael Ave
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$12,900
Land For Sale
Pending
0.284
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
165 Blakely Ave S
Lehigh Acres, FL 33974
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$12,900
Land For Sale
Pending
0.284
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
167 Blakely Ave S
Lehigh Acres, FL 33974
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$19,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.5
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1404 Johns Ave
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$11,700
Land For Sale
Pending
0.499
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2310 Monroe Ave
Alva, FL 33920
Alva Subdivision
$14,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.5
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
815 Wells Ave
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$14,775
Land For Sale
Active
0.214
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1108 Eaves St E
Lehigh Acres, FL 33974
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$107,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.241
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
10021 Alabama St
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Heitmans Subdivision
$649,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,684
SQFT
8622 Pebblebrooke Dr
Naples, FL 34119
Pebblebrooke Lakes Subdivision
$80,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.25
ACRES
COLLIER
COUNTY
205 2nd Ave
Immokalee, FL 34142
Immokalee Industrial Park Subdivision

 

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