There you are. Holding the key to your new house. You have already decided that tiny house living is for you. You feel the excitement and the pressure to make this house, feel more you.
Design, function, and style are key, given the fact that you have very limited space. You want your abode to reflect you and still be able to carry that out within your budget. A few basic questions to ask yourself are;
.Where do I usually stay the most ?Where do I need the biggest space?
You may be working 8 hours a day, however, once you get home, where do you usually go and stay and what activities do you actually do?
Do you go directly to bed and watch movies or read, or perhaps you go directly to the kitchen and cook?
This will help you decide whether you would need to have a bigger kitchen or a bigger bedroom. Remember that where you stay at, most of the time is where you need to have ample space to move about.
2. What part can I join/incorporate together?
Because of the limited space, you may need as well to join parts of the house in one. Like having the dining on the counter where you actually do the preparation for cooking. Or have a sofa that converts into your bed at night.
Doing so can actually make your house look a bit bigger. A part of the house can actually be hidden from plain sight until needed. Like a loft for sleeping.
3. Other considerations?
You may live alone but you actually love to have friends come over.
This is also a consideration for your design. Where to accommodate friends. Are they actually just coming over for a few hours or do they sleep over as well?
Maybe making a loft where they can sleep or getting a sofa bed should be incorporated on your design.
4. What design style do I want to?
Considering the limited space that you have, you may want to consider contemporary, chic or industrial style design where most furniture is smaller and convertible.
Although we’re not saying that you can’t do Baroque or Mediterranean, you might want to consider the style for accent only. You wouldn’t want that oversized sofa or dining table to cover most of your space.
Having answered these questions, you now have something to start with. The placement of each part of the house should be flowing. Of course, by flow, it means, do not place the living area in between the kitchen and the dining area. It should be in line with how you go about in the house.
People in general love to have guests coming over. And that is mainly the reason why the front door opens up to the living room.
It might be unusual for the kitchen or the dining table to be seen upon entry, but hey, it’s already the 21st century! If you love cooking and you want to showcase this, feel free to do so.