First of all, we must keep in mind to plan for the needs as well as the extra comfort we are all used to. For instance, how about planning to have that dream pantry slide-out within the kitchen area or near? We are willing to downsize, however, why not do it smartly! Here are many options to keep within your planning:
- over-the-door organizer baskets for the bathroom
- jewelry and makeup storage cabinet that closes and brings a mirror when closed
- love seats with storage underneath
- sofa/futons that bring drawers
- ottomans with spacious storage
- small home office storage ottomans
- benches with storage
- over-the-door shoe organizers
- folding tables
- drop leaf tables
- floating desks
- folding chairs
- wall mounted beds
- credenza hide away beds
- lift up beds with storage underneath
- over the toilet organizing cabinet
- small corner cabinets
- storage baskets or bins
- sleeper chairs that fold out
Second, if you plan to have a loft but find it too tight to sleep up there, instead think about using it as extra storage space by using large plastic containers for out of season clothing, sports or camping gear. It can also serve the double duty of an office space, as while you are sitting down working on a desk, your head space should be adequate. Installing a wall bed on the first floor will provide more comfort and is a space saving idea as well. Some wall beds bring a desk underneath and used while the bed is hidden up against the wall. This table or desk will could also be used for meals. Think big when you decide to live tiny.
Other tiny house interiors can be made with a lifted kitchen floor. If your tiny house is 8′ ft wide, then an option is to construct 3 steps that measure approximately 2′ ft. Wide on one side, and the other side can have a roll out bed underneath the lifted kitchen floor. The bed measures approximately 6 ft. Wide for a double or queen size bed. How smart is that? When you slide out the bed half-way… You may also use it as your sitting area.
How about a bed that has an electrical mechanism that slides up into the ceiling or down for sleeping? As said by Plato, “necessity is the mother of invention”. Get creative by inviting family and friends to brainstorm with you as you plan your future tiny dream home.