Kitchen by Studiodwg Arquitetura e Interiores Ltda.

17 life-improving ways to enhance a small home layout

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton

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A small home doesn't need to be a big problem, if you take a look at our tips for making the most of it. You won't even need to spend money on an interior designer, as we know you'll be able to make many or all of these incredible space-maximising ideas work on your own.

From cramped kitchens to little living rooms, we've got a host of fantastic ways for you to get more from a small home, so let's take a look at our big ideas!

1. Build your electronics into your kitchen worktop

 Kitchen by Küchen Quelle
Küchen Quelle

Siemens Domino-Kochstelle

Küchen Quelle

2. Wall alcoves make great shelves and take up no extra room

3. Add storage to dead spaces, such as under your stairs

Under Stairs Storage:  Corridor, hallway & stairs by buss

Under Stairs Storage


4. Add storage to your storage, with hidden drawers and wine racks!

5. Invest in adaptable furniture that's there when you need it and hidden away when you don't

 Kitchen by Atim Spa
Atim Spa


Atim Spa

6. Use the corners of your rooms for added functionality

8. Galley style kitchens will look longer and leaner than others

9. Any free wall can become the perfect little study

10. Turn a studio flat into a home by separating rooms with handy storage furniture

11. Get creative with how you stow away bulky items

12. Any wall cavity or dead space can become something personal and handy!

Wine cellar beneath contemporary staircase:  Wine cellar by Space Alchemy Ltd
Space Alchemy Ltd

Wine cellar beneath contemporary staircase

Space Alchemy Ltd

13. Foldaway furniture will make the most of every bit of space, as-and-when you need it

14. Combine two rooms into one to free up valuable space

15. You can't have too much storage, so turn your walls into display heaven

16. Work with awkwardly shaped rooms to get more from them. Don't waste anything!

17. Open plan your home as much as you can and keep the décor pale

For more small home inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: Achieving BIG Style In Your Small Home.

Have we given you any BIG ideas for your small home?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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