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February 23rd, 2016 by MichiganLiving Tiny House Tips and Hacks For A More Cozy and Comfy Living

Living in a tiny home is quite challenging. Because of the small space, problems like the shortage of storage area and more is inevitable. But with simple hacks and tricks, living in a tiny home could become easier and comfortable. Below are some of the most effective tiny house building tips and tricks that you could follow.

Small Wooden house

Use semi-opaque materials.

Using semi-opaque materials most especially at windowless rooms allows light to pass through.  You can install it at your bathroom, closets and other areas where natural light is not possible. This gives it an airy kind of space making it appear larger.

Install or use large windows.

A large window can help draw more light into your home. The natural light that comes though can brighten up the space making it appear large than it is. Always keep your window-to wall ratio high.

Install bookshelves.

Bookshelves can give you extra storage space. Aside from books, you can also store here some of your items and with a little creativity, it could become your home’s artistic focal point.

Utilize the space under stairs.

Use the extra space under your stairs. A little internet search can give you great ideas for such project. You will be surprised what you can do with this often overlook area of the house.

Use temporary walls.

Doors and permanent walls can divide your space effectively but it makes the area look tighter and smaller. Using temporary walls, such as sliding walls, can effectively divide your area without making it look smaller. Curtains and multi functional dividers are perfect options too!

Farm Small House

Utilize the walls.

Walls are perfect for extra storage space. You can install few hooks, hanging cabinets or shelves to give your home an additional storage solution.

Add some color.

Paint your home with light vibrant colors. You will be surprised how much difference a can of paint can make into your home.


Choose and use appliances wisely.  Buy the ones that are not bulky and only necessary. Better yet, buy appliances that are portable and easy to store when not in use.

Living in a tiny house can be real fun, if you know how to work your space intelligently.



21 responses to “Tiny House Tips and Hacks For A More Cozy and Comfy Living”

  1. That’s such a cute little house!

  2. Crystal says:

    I would totally retire in one of these if it were on the water. So cute and cozy.

  3. I want to turn our space under the basement stairs into a mini-wine cellar!

  4. Jeanette says:

    We have a small house and I all I can say is shelves LOTS of shelves! We keep stuff down to a minimum and that helps too.

  5. I decided to downgrade to tiny house living a couple of years ago so your tips are really helpful. I have to keep going through my clutter and give things away or even throw them away to keep it organized.

  6. Jamie says:

    We lived in a small home for years and I got really creative with space saving ideas! We have a lot of room now…but are filling it up!

  7. I love one-story cottage like homes! I picture myself retiring in one! LOL! Thanks for your helpful post. Will keep your tips in mind when I finally settle down in one!

  8. These house are so cute. They remind me of something out a story. Thanks for sharing these space saving tips, I think they work great no matter the size of your home.

  9. Elizabeth O. says:

    These are awesome tips. Tiny apartments and houses are very much “in” these days and you can see how creative people get with their living spaces. Thanks for the tips!

  10. Liz Mays says:

    I like the idea of using temporary walls to make use of space. People who make these tiny houses are so clever.

  11. adriana says:

    Super cute house! I could never live in a tiny home, but fun post!

  12. Nikki says:

    These are great tips. We have a small house. We have installed large windows to allow the light to come in.

  13. victoria says:

    Such a cute house, If I have a own house I will adopt this design

  14. Ryan Escat says:

    Nice houses, even if they are tiny- they are so cozy and I wanna live on one of those tiny houses someday together with my family!

  15. NAZMA IQBAL says:

    oh these tiny houses are so cute.These tips are amazing

  16. wendy says:

    This is a great little cottage! Reminds me of a country side in England or in the hills of Scotland! These are great tips on how to utilize space!

  17. Kathy says:

    Great tips! I love all of these houses. The cottage looks so cozy. I would absolutely love to have a cottage.

  18. Nicole Escat says:

    I love the cottage house. These are awesome tips for small houses or apartments.

  19. Natalie says:

    I love binging tiny homes shows, I have always wanted one but I have too many kids to live in a tiny home. But these are cool non the less.

  20. This is just a fine read even for those who don’t have any situational space problems anytime soon. I also like the fact that these tips apply to anyone who’s having a difficult time with space for their their own rooms!

  21. Melissa Bernardo says:

    Great tips for utilizing a small space. Thanks for sharing your tips!

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