Small Home Living

What is it about the new year that makes me want to reorganize, remodel, and redecorate? I've written a bit about our home in the past, but I haven't shared too many overall pictures on the blog.

Our house is fairly small - right around 1100 square feet after we added on an additional bathroom and closet a few years ago. My husband bought the house a little over 10 years ago, before we even got married. For a long time, we thought we would sell and move into something larger, but around the time of the bathroom addition, we decided that we plan to stay here for awhile. Our hope is to keep paying additional principal each month as we have been over the past 10 years and get the mortgage paid off ahead of the 30 year schedule.

Having a small home means spaces must do double-duty (and triple in some cases). It also means that pretty much all the space gets used! I am constantly re-evaluating how we use our spaces and making changes as needed.

We are currently deciding what home projects we want to do this year (of course on a budget!). Our plan is to focus on the kitchen and living room this year. I've already made a few small changes to our living room which I am hoping to share in the next week or two.

I'd love to share some more if anyone is interested in seeing how we make our small home work for us. Let me know!

Do any of you live in a small space? What are your favorite tips for making the most of the space you have?


Oh, I have been there before! Our house is about double the size of our old one, but we have twice as many kids now, and they keep getting bigger! I am still always trying to organize and maximize space in certain areas.
Anonymous said…
Yes, I'm interested. I have a small apartment. One of my big space helps, due to lack of closets in the various rooms, is to store things under beds.

I also don't keep a lot of unnecessary junk...and purge(as my hubby calls it) frequently. =)

Thanks for sharing with us.
collettakay said…
I would love to see how you use your space! Our house looks very similar to yours but we had an attached garage that we turned into a family room for additional space. It has been wonderful! It was such a good decision.

I'll be watching for more :)

Sarah_L_N said…
I am interested too :) I'm always trying to find ways to use our space in the best way possible!
we have a small home like yours, about 1000 square feet. our saving grace is storage buildings, my husbands work shop is a separate building, and my studio is a separate building. Still our house is small for 4 people, so we knocked down the wall between the living room and kitchen, and made it a half wall. Now it seems roomier.