There is a steadily growing trend towards living in less space and enjoying it more! Tiny (less than 400 ft² / 37.2 m²) and small (less than 1000 ft² / 93 m²) homes, are gaining in popularity around the world. This post is focused on how to make your new small home seem bigger – with step-by-step tips and suggestions on how to do it. Check out the blog and Academy links at the end for even more information.
Cidjay has earned our congratulations for winning the HomeByMe December Project of the Month! Her design for the JS-APPART-03 project gives 792 ft² / 74 m² of livable space. As you’ll see, that is plenty of space when the layout is this good. To see a few more examples of nicely designed smaller spaces take a look at our recent blog post, 10 Homes – small is beautiful.
Giant mansions seem to get most of the attention, but smaller spaces are so much more of a challenge to make them work. Here are ten excellent examples from the HomeByMe Gallery that make a lot out of a little. Click on any of the images to go to the project page online and use the 360° view or the immersive view to explore the layout. For all the details, open the project and really check it out.
We’re all spending more time in the kitchen as it becomes the focus of more home activities. Kitchen islands have brought the guests right into the kitchen and allow far more interaction between hosts and guests. With all this extra attention on the kitchen, it’s important to look at all of your options and choose wisely to fit your particular needs and style. Let’s look at the main kitchen design concepts and some examples.