remodeling tips for small houses

Remodeling tips for space efficiency in small houses

As much as everyone would like to have a large house, sometimes this is not an option and you have to make use of the available space in a small house. This implies good organization skills on one hand and careful planning if you want to remodel your home so that you can take full advantage of the rooms of your house.

It’s quite obvious that you’ll be quite limited in terms of space when talking about spaces between 30 and 50 square meters. The need to have additional space available will increase with every passing day, but this will happen only if you don’t know how to make the most of every square inch you have at your disposal.

In the following we will try to give you some useful remodeling tips to help maximize the efficiency of small houses so you have a starting point for your planning. We will go through the main rooms in order to make it easier for you to implement our recommendations.

The living room

We start with the living room, and this is because this is the room where you spend a good deal of time. In small spaces, the difference is made by the way you choose and incorporate multifunctional furniture. This is also the case for an extensible couch which also provides a hidden storage space. This way, during the day, the couch will not occupy the limited space you have, and in the evening you can use it to sleep if you like, without compromising your comfort. Equally suitable are stools that come with well-hidden storage spaces, s they serve a double purpose – you have something to sit on and a place where you can store items that you not use on daily basis.

The bedroom

Regarding the bedroom, good organizing of the space is the key element if want to remodel this room. Everything must be in place so you can easily find what you are looking for and not create the impression of disorder, that the space is too crowded or you are trying to stack as much things as possible in one room. Even when talking about a very small bedroom, there should be at least a closet that is as tall as the wall and that gives us plenty of storage space for our clothes. If it’s a master bedroom and you need to have a two-person bed, your mobility will be quite limited, so you should choose an extensible couch or a retractable bed instead.

The kitchen

The kitchen is another room that can give you serious headaches in terms of storage space. Ideal here is to move freely from one working station to another, so you need to avoid clogging many things that can limit your mobility or stay in the way. For storing you can also use baskets or boxes (you can store the pots or kitchen utensils efficiently in this manner). Or, you can also look into other remodeling ideas for a small kitchen.

The bathroom

As far as the bathroom is concerned, here people most often neglect the space they have available above the toilet bowl. Try to install a closet that will reach the ceiling and you will see how many things you can store in it. Also, you can make good use of other remodeling tips for a small bathroom to help you further.

Other useful remodeling tips

  • It is recommended that the walls be painted in light colors that reflect light, either natural or artificial. Many times, to give the space a comfortable, welcoming note, people choose warm colors (red, orange, yellow), but they make it seem smaller. Unlike them, cool colors (blue, green, purple) magnify it and give it depth.
  • The floor should be as simple and light as possible so as to visually enlarge the space. For small houses, white flooring or light-colored tile are the best choices.
  • An important role in creating an airy space is also the division of areas according to activities. If you plan an open space with multiple areas, living room, dining room, kitchen, office, you have to leave space between these spaces. Thus, leave a space of at least a few inches between two areas, so that access to each is easier. Also, the transition from one area to another must be done naturally and seamless. For this, the furniture must be placed accordingly.

These are just some tips to help you plan your home remodeling according to a desired style, but you can also find different combinations and ideas that best suit your taste.  If you plan a kitchen remodeling, a bathroom remodeling or any other type of remodeling project, the Good Remodeling team is here to help. Feel free to contact us for a free estimate.