Living in a Small Space

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Recently, I stumbled upon some rather interesting facts about people making the most of living in a small space. While I love my spacious house in the suburbs, and can’t imagine cramming myself in a two-bedroom apartment with my boyfriend, some people don’t all the rooms and the backyard.

As it turns out some people even prefer small housing… I read about a couple from Washington, D.C. that has happily exchanged their vast home for a 13 sq. meter establishment (I just can’t bring myself to call it a house). Speak about invading your partner’s personal space!

While many couples neglect living together since each partner values his/ her privacy, and cases of couples sleeping in separate rooms due to sleeping habits incompatibility or just the sheer need of alone-time are becoming more and more popular, choosing to stay in a limited space – one in which most people might even feel claustrophobic, is a sign not only of bravery and love, but also of creative thinking, as one must really be resourceful to get all the basic living necessities like shower, oven, sink and etc. in a 13 sq. meter home.

One problem that seems to be solved by moving to a small space is that you don’t actually need to hire house removals to get your belongings to the new home – there simply isn’t that much space. In other words, people living there need to learn how to manage without many of the gadgets others can’t go without. Nevertheless, the experts at Home Removals Melbourne believe that it can be a life-changing experience, not only one that will significantly lower your moving costs.

How Can You Live in a Small Space:

Since I already told you about the Washington couple, I am going to give you an example with them, and how have they pulled it off. See pics of their beautiful dwelling here. As it turns out, it is all a matter of working with the available space, and using it to its best. If under living in a small space – as small as 13 sq meters, you have been imagining a crammed, shabby place, prepare yourself for a big surprise.

In what has been designated to be the living area, the couple has a plasma TV with a couch right opposite of it, so both partners can relax there in what looks like a luxurious living room, if only it wasn’t that small… Right under the TV, you will notice a small wooden panel that can be pulled up, and turned into a desk, should the home owners decide to bring home some work.

This just about covers the living area… As far as the bedroom is concerned – it is elevated on what can be vaguely called a “second floor”. Not only does the bedroom consists only of one super king size bed, but it also has his and hers night stands. Personally, I love the rustic arrangement there!

Right under the “bedroom”, you can walk into the kitchen/ bathroom. It consists of a small cooking area with wooden countertops and some cabinets, as well as the necessary sink. To the left of the sink, there is a drape that hides the small shower that stands for the bathroom from view. What I loved most about their bathing solution is that the water runs straight over a wooden wine barrel (can you imagine!) that serves as a shower cabin.



Author: Sam

Samantha Winterland (Sam) is the owner and creator of Best Home Ideas. Having graduated from the Withehouse Institute of Design Australia, she has devoted her blog to exploring the latest innovations in interior design. Sam admits she loves everything DIY and is always ready to face a new challenge.

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  1. You actually make it seem so easy along with your presentation but I find this topic to be actually something which I think I’d never understand. It kind of feels too complex and very vast for me. I am taking a look forward on your next put up, Iˇ¦ll attempt to get the hold of it!

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    • In my view, living in a small space is also rather difficult, yet, many people seem to pull it off successfully, so I tried to put up a nice post with a lot of pictures to prove that it is actually possible 🙂 I am very excited that you enjoyed my post :)))

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