I always lived in a tiny apartment – some tinier than others. Living in such quarters, you learn to compensate, which is how I accumulated these tiny house hacks to share with you. It’s amazing what you can do with a small space when you put your mind to it. Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.
#1. Go with high windows
When you are in a tiny house, you want the windows to be up as high as possible. The more sunlight coming in, the better. Plus, you want as much space on the walls as possible.
#2. Storage under the staircase
I don’t care how big your house is, this is an awesome hack! If you have an open layout where your staircase is exposed, you might consider using this hack. I love it, especially for a tiny house.
#3. Utilize the outside space you have
This works well for people who live in warm weather. If you live in a tiny house, utilize the space you have outdoors. Put out furniture and make it beautiful!
#4. Fold down bed – fold down anything!
When you are in a tiny house, you have to do either a loft or go for a fold down bed. I love how the fold down beds work and would love to have one in my house right now. You can get fold down desks or tables as well.
#5. Shelf above the toilet
Yes, want to save space in the bathroom? You need space over the toilet. I cannot believe how much space this saves in the bathroom, specifically, in a tiny house. I love tiny house hacks that can be applied even if you rent, as is the case with this one.
#6. Hidden storage is your friend
Think about this. In a tiny house, hidden storage is your friend. Under the bed, in the wall, in a weird corner of the tiny house. Look throughout your tiny house and find opportunities for hidden storage. Storage ottomans are a perfect fix!
#7. Baskets on the wall
This is one of my favorite tiny house hacks. Pinning baskets on the wall as holders is such a space saver! Especially when you have limited counter space, you need something like this for storage.
#8. Go for an open floor plan
When you have a tiny house, go for an open floor plan. Just like a normal sized house, an open floor plan works miracles in the space department. In my house, having one huge living, dining, and kitchen area means that I have a functional space. If they were separate, the rooms would be too small to move around in. This is one of my favorite tiny house hacks, especially if you have control over it.
#9. Sugru is your friend
I had to try this for myself. However, Sugru is a true space saver in tiny houses. You can Velcro almost anything these days. Just make sure you use good quality Velcro!
#10. Use smaller furniture that sits low to the ground
When you have no space to work with, don’t go with big bulky furniture! Go low and small, minize your footprint with furniture! You can also invest in furniture that you can pull out or that serves as two different things. An example would be an ottoman that you can use for storage and that someone can sit on. I hope to add a storage bench to my multitasking living room to serve as extra seating for guests, toy storage, and a coffee table.
#11. Light walls
Light walls will seriously open up your space! Go for bright peaches, off-whites, and soft yellows, and bolder, more open patterns when painting your walls. Avoid anything dark or overly detailed.
Use mirrors strategically. Place them in smaller areas, in places where they’ll catch the light. I placed a full-sized mirror, the kind you’d find in a bedroom, across from my “candle shelf” in my home. It catches the fire and adds more light to my home.
Monday 20th of November 2017
I really like the mini make-up station with a fold-out tray. I can see this saving a lot of space and helping out with the overall reducing of energy bills. You wouldn't need a gigantic mirror and desk to get ready in the morning.