I live in a Tiny House.
My house is just under a 1000 sq. feet. What is funny about that is I told my husband that I didn't want to look at any homes under 1000 sq feet. When we looked at it 4 summers ago we had no idea the square footage of this home. It was an open house and it was not on the listing.
Our house has 3 bedrooms. Not included in the square footage is the partially finished basement and a full usable attic. Since we have been here we have painted all of the rooms except mine and my son's (his is next), taken down hideous wallpaper, ripped out bushes, remodeled the kitchen, ripped out carpet, blew in insulation, replaced the hot water tank, replaced the furnace, added air conditioning along with many other little projects. Someone asked me recently about what I did about space. Well, all I have to suggest is to go vertical. When remodeling my kitchen I made sure we had lower cabinets that we had drawers in. This way my husband can't ask me where things are because he can pull out the shelves and see where everything is.
So here are photos of my kitchen before:
I have to share that the counter top on this side was NOT screwed down and moved. Also, there was a piece of wood on the end...that also was not screwed down. After we ripped them out, we realized that the one cabinet was from the other side where the dishwasher is now.When my kitchen was like this we had all of our food in the basement. I had no room in my cabinets for my food.I absolutely hated this tile! While talking to my grandmother one day about the kitchen remodel she emphatically told me that I could not remove such beautiful tile. Ummmm...sure...I like some old retro things, but this was awful!While creating my kitchen using IKEA the kitchen software it would keep telling me that the bottom cabinets were not far enough apart. LOL, yes we can not open both sides at the same time...I guess now a days people have to have everything open at the same time. I couldn't figure out what to do with that window. We can touch my neighbors house (not really), so we put that privacy film on the whole window. It lets in the light, but my neighbor can not see in.
The garbage can is in that cabinet to the left of the sink. You pull out the cabinet and it is in it. I found the long narrow garbage can at Target. Please disregard all the dishes in the sink. LOL....at least the counters were clean when I took the photos. Psst...they are not clean now. I have plans for that basement door. Our kitty litter is in the basement, so that door is open all the time. I am planning on painting both sides white. The one side I am going to paint with magnetic primer 1st. Then make 2 blocks (one on top and one on bottom) and paint them with black chalkboard paint. I bought the paint already, but I am going to do it August when I get past the other things we have going on.
All of our cabinets, counter top and faucet are from IKEA, our hardware we bought at Target and the reused our old sink. In the photo above that cabinet with the doors has 2 shelves that pull out. So does the high cabinet (cabinet with the pumpkin on it) where all of my food is.
Participating in Parade of Homes over at Poppies at Play.