4 Lessons Learned from Tiny House Architectural Design | Chevy Chase MD

9a8f9260-a0fe-48f9-e941-4d96e1609108We've been working in homes for over 30 years, so we've seen many trends come and go. One architectural design trend that's really hot right now is the tiny house movement. These houses are less than 300 square feet and are often built on trailers to make them transportable. Builders use smart storage ideas to utilize every square inch of space in these tiny houses, and owners like that they can have a home that's eco-friendly and affordable. Tiny house builders can be found all over the country, and each one is putting their own unique twist on these micro-homes. 

Can't imagine living with your family in 150 square feet? We can't blame you. But there are several important lessons we can learn from the tiny house movement and apply to nearly every home: 

  1. Smaller doesn't mean less fabulous. Small bathrooms don't have to feel cramped, and small kitchens don't have to be cluttered. By really looking at the space you have and making design decisions that work with your room, even the tiniest room can look well put-together and useful. 
  2. Going green can be easy. Taking small steps to help ensure your home isn't being a drain on your resources doesn't have to be difficult, and it can even save you money. Do little things like integrate recycling bins alongside your trash cans, install new energy-efficient appliances, and use eco-friendly products in your home renovation projects. 
  3. Running out of space? Look up. Something that tiny homes do incredibly well is use the space that they have, and often that space is up high. They put shelves along ceiling lines or a bed in the attic space. If your home is feeling cluttered, look up for additional storage space. Hang storage cubes at the ceiling and add baskets for things you don't use often, or consider finishing your attic and giving your family a bonus room. 
  4. Sometimes rethinking your current space is a better option than getting a bigger space. More space means more room for clutter. Instead of moving your family into a bigger home, maybe you just need to rethink your current space and make better use of it. Contacting a design firm to help you rethink your space can give you a fresh perspective on your home's potential. 

We can help you see your home with fresh eyes! Let's talk about the home renovation project that will help your home function more efficiently, give you the space you need, and update its look. We love helping people fall in love with their homes all over again, and the tiny house movement is a great place to find big inspiration! 

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Written by : Bob