When it comes to your home, there is no one-size fits all for everyone. Looking for a right-size and comfortable space is leading more people to consider downsizing to tiny homes. This year, the BC Home and Garden Show is excited to showcase it’s very own Tiny Home Village presented by Mint Tiny House Company
, allowing show attendees the chance to step into a number of different tiny home layouts and designs.
Even if a tiny home isn’t quite right for you, the simplicity of a these homes can inspire clever space saving tricks that can be put to use in any home. Minimalism is in, and it’s about time to declutter your home and embrace the extra space. Whether you live in a studio or a three-bedroom abode, finding new techniques to save space can completely alter your attitude and living situation. Today, the experts from Mint Tiny Homes are sharing five space-saving tips to help inspire you to reimagine your space.
1. Do You Really Need That?
One of the most important parts of “right-sizing” is figuring out where you spend most of your time. Do you enjoy movie nights on the couch, cooking a delicious meal in your kitchen, or relaxing in a big bubble bath with a good book? Once you know where you most enjoy spending your time, focus on maximizing those areas.
2. Dual Purpose Storage
Dual purpose storage is the secret to success in any space, and is especially important in tiny homes. Modifying your home to create multiple uses out of an area and incorporating clever storage ideas is key to make the most out of a smaller space. From a staircase that doubles as a closet, to tables that can be easily folded away to allow for more room, there ar
e endless possibilities to transform areas of your home and incorporate dual purpose storage!
3. Clear the baggage OR No Storage Wars in the Laundry Room
One of the biggest challenges in any home, and something that is especially important to keep in mind when designing a tiny home, is how to plan out your laundry to effectively use your space. In a smaller home, the best way to go is with a washer/dryer combo, which is the size of one machine on its own. This allows you to have ample amount of storage and closet space above the washer/dryer for hanging your clothing or folding laundry. This may be something to consider if you live in a tight space, yourself, so there is no need to have to fight for extra storage in your laundry room.
4. Cord-Free Zones
Numerous cords from your electronic devices can leave your space littered (not to mention a hazard for tripping). With so many wireless options to consider, from speakers to vacuums and beyond, make the switch to help minimize clutter and free up precious space needed to store unwanted cords.
5. Every Square Inch Counts
In a tiny home every square inch counts, and there is only so much floor space available for storage. Maximizing your wall space is essential, so mount cabinets and shelves on the walls to make use of every inch of vertical space, which will also help keep your things off the ground (and your space clutter-free).
Curious about Tiny Homes? Make sure to visit the Tiny Home Village at the BC Home and Garden Show, presented by Mint Tiny House Company. Walk through these small (but mighty!) mobile homes, and maybe when you plan your next remodel, home reno, or move, you’ll be inspired to downsize, or just inspired to find inventive ways to utilize your space. Get tickets now
and start planning your visit. We can't wait to see you at the show!
BC PLACE STADIUM
FEBRUARY 21-15, 2018.