According to the genre’s classics, a small house has one floor and, sometimes, an attic, a small terrace near the entrance, or a comfortable porch.
In this article, we have some tips for the successful planning of small houses, so that you can use every meter of small living space as efficiently as possible and fill your home with useful things.
Rectilinear lines and a simple form of the future house are the optimal choices for a small building.
The fact is that towers, bay windows, balconies, and curved shapes steal and complicate the space, which entails additional costs. The simpler the house, the easier it is to organize space.
If the house has the shape of a rectangle or a square, it can be supplemented with parts in the form of a glazed veranda, a carport, or an open terrace.
A minimum of corridors
If the house is miniature, then many partitions will make it visually even smaller, and the corridors will become useless square meters. Plan a minimum of corridors and sections in the house.
You can also first put a box of the house, and then, based on personal feelings, fence off the required area inside with frame partitions. Thus, you will get the most ergonomic distribution of space.
Wardrobe and hanging shelves instead of cabinets
A wardrobe or a niche will help you not to clutter the room with cabinets and chests of drawers. You will be able to put all things in one place and enjoy cleanliness and beauty in the house.
However, sometimes you need a place to put clothes that should be close at hand, and you don’t want to put them away in the wardrobe. The absolute majority uses chairs for this purpose. But there is one secret that will help you not only to fold clothes but also to decorate the interior of the house. These are light and elegant suspended shelves that seem to float in the air.
They can be incredibly different, and with the help of shelves you can put away any things while creating a fashionable interior design
Stairs outside the building
To save internal space, you can make stairs to the second floor on the street. But this is best done for a country cottage or a guest house, which is planned to be operated in the warm season.
After all, going down the icy stairs to the first floor in winter was not a pleasure. Therefore, when planning the stairs, you need to start with the functional purpose of the house.
If it is a year-round dwelling, then it is still worth making the stairs inside and preferably near the side wall, avoiding the center of the premises, so as not to take up the already scarce space with the stairs.
A high ceiling in a small house can visually narrow the room so that it will resemble a well. Therefore, it is better to abandon the high height of the walls.
But decorating the ceiling in a small room with the help of original lighting or decorative projections will make the space cozier.
Arranging the mansard room under the attic will help to increase the height of the ceiling.
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