Done with the rat race? You’re not alone. The minimalist lifestyle is catching on and for good reason. People long for the freedom a simple life can offer.
No more waking up, heading out into traffic and sitting at the desk for 9+ hours. No more debt and excessive spending on material things. They want to connect with the environment and the people around them.
So, they’re building tiny houses.
You know you’re ready for a tiny house, so it’s time to downsize. Looking for a way to make the most out of every square inch your tiny house has to offer? Look no further.
Take a look at these five genius tiny house ideas that maximize your space and expand your quality of living.
Awesome Tiny House Ideas
It’s no secret that tiny house floor plans are limited in space. Most tiny houses are under 500 square feet! That isn’t a lot to work with when you consider that you’ll need a kitchen, bathroom, some living space and a place to sleep.
How do you squeeze in all the necessities for living into such a small space? You do it with clever planning, that’s how!
1. Slide Outs
This idea isn’t a new one. Slide outs have been used in typical travel trailers for a long time. Now you can have this feature in your tiny house, too.
Slide outs take tiny house interior design to new levels by instantly expanding your living area. The extra space is flexible and convenient for tiny houses on the go. Best of all, slide outs open at the push of a button.
2. Hidden Furniture
The best furniture in a compact house is the kind that you only see when you need it. Hidden furniture makes use of your tiny house floor plan in many ways.
Tucked away tables allow you to have an eating space or a living space, depending on what you need. Pull out beds turn living space into sleeping space. Recessed bookcases and storage are built into doors or walls to keep things tidy.
Look for ways to make your furniture pull double duty and hide it away when you don’t need it.
3. Loft Rooms
Take advantage of ceiling space. There’s as much square footage above you as there is under your feet!
Build a loft, or even two, into your micro house plan. Loft spaces are great for creating an office or a bedroom.
Don’t have quite enough headroom for a loft? Consider this elevating bed idea as an option! The bed raises and lowers on a switch, letting you store it away during the day and sleep comfortably at night.
4. Underfloor Storage
Why waste the space underneath? Underfloor storage is accessible from inside your tiny home but leaves your living space completely uncluttered. You can walk right over it and never know it’s there!
You can create twice the amount of storage by using the underfloor area.
5. Tucked Away Staircases
Staircases are a necessity if you have a loft space. Traditional staircases take up square footage you don’t want to sacrifice in a micro house plan.
Don’t be traditional! Hide the staircase inside the walls of your tiny home. Just pull it out when you need it and put it away when you don’t.
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