Nowadays, most people choose to live in suburban areas albeit having to purchase a narrow-sized lot.

People tend to choose it over spacious lots in rural areas due to many reasons but mostly because it is near their workplace and they want to save time from the daily commute that they’ll have to take.

It is also more accessible to public places where they can spend time such as malls, groceries, parks, and even museums.

Another reason is narrow lots obviously are way more affordable and the savings that you will make from the lot can be used to finance the construction of your house. That is definitely a win-win, right?

If you purchased a narrow lot for the same reasons but are now having trouble with the limited space.

Then you’ve come to the right place because in this article we will be helping you maximize every inch on your narrow lot.

1. Build smart and maximize every inch of the lot

If you are not interested in expanding the house upwards, then you can take advantage of the lot’s every single inch.

If you choose this option, then you have to build the house smartly so as not to waste any space.

Use interesting designs and space-saving concepts such as placing the bed on a higher level and then using the space under as a closet or home office.

Another trick is you can use a pull-down bed so that the space left when you “fold” the bed back can be used for other functions like a lounge or a reading nook.

You can also strategically build cabinets in places that are hidden like under the sink, where you can place your cleaning supplies.

2. Expand the house upwards

This way, you don’t have to use every inch of the lot for the house itself, but you can also build a garage (for if you have or want to purchase a car) along with a small garden on the ground floor.

Not only will the place look more spacious but the garden will also serve as a place of relaxation and can provide comfort for when you are stressed out.

3. Let Mother Nature help you

Take advantage of the benefits of the light provided by the sun.

Use floor to ceiling windows so as to let more light in and help reduce your energy consumption.

You can also use natural ventilation strategies to help air move around the house and keep it cooler.

4. Use furniture that will help make the house look spacious

Having a small space doesn’t mean that you have to compromise and not purchase the furniture that you want.

If you want to purchase a sofa, then go ahead buy one but it will be better if that sofa doubles into a bed. Because, we’re trying to save space, right?

Use furniture that does not only serve a single purpose such as a mirror that also serves as a cabinet an a cork board. Awesome, right?

Having a small house due to a narrow lot doesn’t have to be stressful, in fact, it can actually provide all the comforts that a big house can give as long as you know how to use and take advantage of it.

Just a little strategic planning and proper furniture placing can make a small house seem big. And also, remember to always be thankful for some people are not as lucky enough to have a place that they can call their own.

Photo: Beautiful House Plans