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27 Tips And Hacks To Get The Most Out Of Your Tiny Home

Just because your house is small doesn't mean you can't live large.

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1. Chop a table in half to make the ultimate space-saving entryway table.

Learn how here.
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Learn how here.

2. Utilize the space under the stairs.

So many things to hide, so little time.

3. Replace doors with sliding walls to let your space breathe.

This Brooklyn apartment feels much larger than its 500 square feet, thanks to large sliding doors with wide doorways.
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This Brooklyn apartment feels much larger than its 500 square feet, thanks to large sliding doors with wide doorways.

4. Try freeing up floor space by hanging a laundry bag from a hook instead.

Laundry hampers take up a lot of floor space, so try hanging a laundry bag from a hook instead. Find this and other small space ideas here.
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Laundry hampers take up a lot of floor space, so try hanging a laundry bag from a hook instead. Find this and other small space ideas here.

5. Get creative with mirrors.

Mirrors can instantly double the appearance of a room, but there's no reason you have to go the traditional route! Metallic subway tile adds a layer of texture to this tiny WC.
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Mirrors can instantly double the appearance of a room, but there's no reason you have to go the traditional route! Metallic subway tile adds a layer of texture to this tiny WC.

6. Pick your favorite room in the house and go big.

This gourmet kitchen sits inside a tiny New Zealand home, making use of a reflective island and translucent cabinets to keep things feeling open and bright.
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This gourmet kitchen sits inside a tiny New Zealand home, making use of a reflective island and translucent cabinets to keep things feeling open and bright.

7. Put a shelf on it.

Got a spare wall? Floor to ceiling storage works for more than just books!

8. Use a pan organizer to maximize your cabinet space.

Find more genius storage Inventions here.
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Find more genius storage Inventions here.

9. Another way to save space is by DIYing a shelf for spices in your cabinet.

This will leave plenty of space for larger items below. Find the how-to here.
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This will leave plenty of space for larger items below. Find the how-to here.

10. If you have a baby, install a fold down changing table.

Like a miniature Murphy bed, these changing tables save a ton of space.
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Like a miniature Murphy bed, these changing tables save a ton of space.

11. You can also maximize space with a baby by putting their crib in a small closet.

Learn more here.

12. Use room dividers in place of walls.

These industrial metal rods give the illusion of a wall.

13. Curtains can also step in where privacy is needed.

Got one wide open room? Make it into two without committing!

14. Use open storage to draw the eye upward.

Need some accountability for your clutter? Open storage will force you to live organized (or put your mess on display).
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Need some accountability for your clutter? Open storage will force you to live organized (or put your mess on display).

15. Swap out the TV stand for a dresser.

A TV stand takes up a lot of space (especially in a studio or one bedroom apartment), but a dresser can do the same job and hold your clothes, too. Learn more here.
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A TV stand takes up a lot of space (especially in a studio or one bedroom apartment), but a dresser can do the same job and hold your clothes, too. Learn more here.

16. Create the illusion of vertical space by selecting low-sitting furniture.

If you're a fan of tiny homes, this $9K dome home that only took six weeks to construct is not to be missed.

17. Repurpose the closet.

Display your best fashion finds right out in the open to save space and show off your style.

18. Can't part with your closet? Maximize space by installing double, outward-facing rods.

Learn more here.

19. Add a pop of color!

Or two. A little pop goes a long way.
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Or two. A little pop goes a long way.

20. Build a bookshelf door.

There's that pop of color going a long way again...

21. Utilize retractable pantry drawers for small appliances.

This 192-square-foot home makes up in clever storage what it lacks in footprint.
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This 192-square-foot home makes up in clever storage what it lacks in footprint.

22. Discover unexpected storage.

There are often plenty of unused crawl spaces and nooks in a home that can be creatively turned into organized storage.
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There are often plenty of unused crawl spaces and nooks in a home that can be creatively turned into organized storage.

23. Lose the end table and use one of these chic couch arm racks instead.

Get yours here.
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Get yours here.

24. Install a breakfast bar.

Who needs a kitchen table when you've got a built in coffee bar? (Instructions HERE.)
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Who needs a kitchen table when you've got a built in coffee bar? (Instructions HERE.)

25. You can also install an under the cabinet knife drawer.

Learn how to get one of these save-savings drawers here.
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Learn how to get one of these save-savings drawers here.

26. Think you don't have space for a tub? Try a three-fourths tub!

Great for bathing kids if you've got standing room only.
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Great for bathing kids if you've got standing room only.

27. Do a whole room in white.

Whites make everything appear bigger and brighter.
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Whites make everything appear bigger and brighter.

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