3 Tips for Making a Small House More Liveable

3 Tips for Making a Small House More Liveable

You don’t need a large house, even with a growing family. There are plenty of ways to make smaller homes feel larger and more inviting. These three tips can help you make the most of the space you have without having to move. 

  1. Maximize Storage Capacity

An organized and tidy home will almost always appear larger than it is. Those piles of clutter and stuff that have accumulated over the years really take away from your usable space. That’s why even the tiniest of houses can seem spacious with the right storage features. 

If you aren’t sure where to start, try looking at some of the storage features commonly seen in tiny homes. For example, drawers built into stairs, benches with storage and cubbies tucked into otherwise unused space can all help keep things organized. 

  1. Create an Outdoor Entertaining Area

Outdoor spaces are often overlooked when it comes to needing more space for a growing family. Unfortunately, that also removes a valuable resource from your toolbox. There are tons of ways you can make outdoor areas more inviting for family members of every age.

Decks, patios and outdoor kitchens are just a few ideas to get you started. Sunrooms and screened porches take outdoor spaces up a notch. Plus, if you find the right St Louis home remodeling contractors, you can even make them into year-round havens.  

  1. Rethink Unused Space

There are plenty of enclosed areas in ost homes that remain sorely underutilized. These include garages, basements, and attics. If your house design structure and local building codes allow it, converting these unused spaces into living areas can really increase your home’s functional square footage.

There are plenty of ways to make your house more liveable with a growing family, from incorporating storage features to entertaining outdoors to finishing unused attic space. 

Daniel Pauly