Transform Your Life With a Small Space Challenge
“Tiny homes,” says Interiors writer Jenny Coad (@jennycoad), “capture the imagination, particularly when they are cleverly compact.” Writing in the Daily Mail she cites the inspiring example of Guillaume and Jenna who gave up their generous-sized homes and careers and took to the road in Tiny House – a 125 square foot space. So far they’ve covered 12,000 miles in their small space and the Tiny House, says Jenny, “is a masterclass in how to make the most of diminutive proportions.” Their ideas for adapting this tiny portable space into a well equipped home suitable for small space living are inspiring as well as easy to follow. We investigate their ideas….
• Store pretty items high up (think plates, glassware etc) so they become part of the decoration. Hang pans from ceiling hooks, keep chopping boards on the wall and knives and spices on magnetic strips
• A floating washing up rack sorts the dishes and a sink cover masks the bowl doubling up as a food preparation space
• The inside of cupboard doors are ideal for things which can be stored flat, and even the stairs have storage compartments
• Walls and ceiling space is maximised so guitars are wall mounted and snowboards rack-mounted on the ceiling
• Baskets double up for storage and bedside tables
Futon Company says: The Tiny House owners help us to conclude that although a small space can be a challenge, with careful consideration and planning it can ultimately help to transform your lives for the better. Here at Futon Company we have to agree that small space living can actually be a help not a hindrance. Rather than drowning in useless clutter, small spaces force you to consider what you really need to live your live well. We’ve picked out some of our favourite pieces to help you make the best of your small space…