5 Tips for Designing Your Own Tiny House


Table of Contents Tiny House Plans Tiny House Renovations Tiny House Lofts Tiny House Storage Eco Friendly Tiny Houses

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Tiny House Plans

As tiny houses have become more popular, the online community has grown with it. This includes tiny home designer and builders who are looking to help other homeowners that want to move toward tiny living. Many of these sites include catalogs of premade tiny house plans that you can buy and download for personal use. These plans are particularly helpful if you’re not sure where to start when designing your own tiny house. They are typically complete designs that you can build as is, but you can always customize a tiny house plan to cater to your lifestyle. If you decide to take the tiny house plan as your final plan, you can either hire a builder or decide to build a complete DIY tiny house. Depending how your dream tiny house, there are a few different materials you can use for the structure of your tiny house. The purchased tiny house plan may include the materials that would best work with your design. However, depending on different lifestyle considerations, such as eco-consciousness, you may find that other materials work just as well. The plan doesn’t have to dictate your tiny house design, but just be a guiding hand. When looking at a predetermined tiny house plan, don’t be afraid to adjust the proportions of different areas of the home. When you downsize your floor plan, you can’t have the full size separate rooms that you would have if you were living in a traditional home. Think of your lifestyle and where you will be spending the most time when making adjustments to the house plan. For instance, if you enjoy cooking and spending time in your kitchen, you may want to take a little bit more square footage for full kitchen appliances and have a more strategic smaller seating area.

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Tiny House Renovations

If you love the idea of designing your own tiny house, but are intimidated by the thought of having to go through a building process, consider a renovation. With the focus on the interior, you can put all of your energy into maximizing space instead of stressing out about building materials. A tiny house renovation can range from replacing your tiny house stairs to completely gutting your home and starting from scratch. Whether the case may be, there are plenty of tiny homes that are looking for a new design! While a tiny home itself may seem untraditional, there are plenty of designs that are simply a traditional home in a smaller scale. These traditional type tiny homes usually come in the form of cottages or trailer frame houses. They have the standard pitched roof and can be described as quaint. The trailer frame homes are the most recognized tiny home type. They are a popular option for prefabricated houses because they can be hitched to a truck and moved with the homeowner. Another more traditional option is to take an old RV and completely revamp the interior for full time living. There are just as many if not more unconventional housing options for your tiny house designs as well. For a modified RV design, you can buy an old school bus and completely strip the inside to create a one of a kind home. If you want to buy the blank canvas and work from there, a shipping container is a great option. you will have to do some more work on the interior With the nontraditional tiny homes, including your floors and insulation. Your tiny house’s interior design should always be focused around your lifestyle. This is no different designing a traditional home. You want to be comfortable and love your living space no matter what size it is. Depending upon what type of tiny house you have, it may lend itself to specific interior design styles. A popular interior design style for tiny homes is a cozy rustic home design. Because so many tiny homes feature wood paneling and organic materials, they are the perfect space for a rustic home design. If you want a more updated tiny hey ouse, modern and minimalist home décor styles are perfect for small spaces. They both utilize open spaces and light colors which can help your tiny house to feel bigger.


Tiny House Lofts

When you’re designing your own tiny house and look for inspiration, you’re probably going to find that most tiny house designs have a loft of some kind incorporated into their home plans. A loft is the perfect solution to needing more space, but not wanting to build a larger home. By creating a usable loft, you can create square footage in your home. Some tiny homes choose to use two lofts instead of the standard single loft to create even more living space. Depending on how you choose to use your lofts, you can connect the two with a small platform running above the common living areas below. The most common function of a tiny house loft is a bedroom loft. It may seem like a job for a contractor, but turning a loft into a bedroom can be an easy DIY tiny house project. The biggest part of your loft bedroom design is to ensure that you have enough head room to comfortably use your loft on a regular basis. The right furniture can give you extra storage space in your bedroom loft as well. There are plenty of bed storage options that range from simple drawers in the frame to hydraulics that life the entire mattress for storage space. Loft stairs are another important aspect of your tiny house design. Because staircases typically take up a large amount of space, tiny house stairs need to keep the space constraints in mind. Tiny homeowners want a stair design that is both compact and safe. Because many people are starting to look to tiny homes as a retirement option, a tiny house stair should have a universal usability. With all of these things in mind, the first stair design that you think of is probably a traditional straight stair. Homeowners know that this stair design is safe and stable. However, traditional stairs have a very large footprint and will take up all of the space that you created by installing a loft. While ladders have a small footprint, they’re not practical for older family members or pets. A spiral staircase gives you a small footprint with the stability and safety of a large traditional stair. The spiral design keeps your stair’s footprint to a small circle in your tiny home. The smallest diameter available is a 3’6” which keeps the footprint to 42”x42”. If you’re concerned about how much space it will take up in your tiny house, tape off the area for a few days. Once you’ve lived without the space, you can adjust your spiral staircase design accordingly. A call to one of our consultative designers can also help you to find the best size and design for your space. You can easily find a spiral stair that fits in your home décor style. A Classic Steel spiral stair has the flexibility to fit in just about any floor plan. The all steel frame can fit into an industrial space, while the addition of wood steps makes it a more rustic design. The Forged Iron spiral stairs fit seamlessly into a Victorian or Traditional style tiny house. The spindles have ornate scroll designs and compliment the solid wood handrail and steps. For a simple rustic design, you can also install a Solid Wood spiral stair. The installation is another easy DIY tiny house project. Salter Spiral Stair ships your staircase to you broken down into kit form for easy transportation. Once it’s delivered, your spiral stair goes together like a large erector set. It can be installed over the course of a day with the help of a spouse, friend, or neighbor.

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Tiny House Storage

Every homeowner is always looking for more storage space in their home. Most people decide to use their basement or an attic. However, if you’re designing your own tiny house, you’ll have to be a little more creative. With square footage at a premium, you don’t want to take up any more floor space than you need to. One of the best ways to maximize the space in your tiny house is to avoid clutter. Because your home is already small, clutter can quickly overwhelm the space and make it feel even smaller. Organization and effective storage can help your home feel larger and calmer. You can keep the storage simple without any major renovations. The key is to keep your space feeling open. Open shelving is a trendy storage solution that keeps the flow of air and light even throughout your tiny house. To maximize your floor space, you can build the shelves into the wall. By keep the shelves in shallow alcoves, there is nothing impeding movement around your living space. If you want to keep your items out of the way, there are plenty of hidden storage ideas. The first, and most popular, is to use multifunctional furniture. Storage furniture is a popular way to use your storage spaces as functional parts of your home. Storage ottomans are one of the most common ways to incorporate these designs. Not only do they provide extra seating and storage when needed, but they are also small enough to be tucked out of the way when they’re not in use. Another hidden storage idea is to use a trap door storage technique. This is done by building small compartments into the floor of your tiny house. It keeps your storage out of sight and keeps the actual living space open. You can take your storage out of your living area completely by installing a storage loft. While bedroom lofts are the most common design, storage lofts are a close second. It solves the problem of finding extra square footage for storage by creating a new room in your tiny house.

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Eco Friendly Tiny Houses

One of the biggest reasons that people decide on a tiny home is for the eco friendly benefits. Many traditional homeowners have also started to incorporate eco friendly home designs in their houses as well. Not only do these designs reduce waste, but they also have proven to be cost effective in the long run. If you’re designing your own tiny house, you can incorporate different building materials and home structures to support your eco friendly homes. Tiny cob homes are made from a combination of clay, sand, and straw. Not only is it durable, but it can also act as a natural insulator. The most common way that people incorporate eco friendly ideas into their homes is through their choice of utilities. While large windows and good insulators do a large portion of your heating and cooling, programmable thermostats can help you to regulate your tiny house’s temperature effectively. One of the easiest utilities to manage is an eco friendly rain water harvesting system. You can’t use this harvested water for drinking purposes, but you can use it for many other things that tend to take up a large portion of your water bill, such as a laundry. Designing and building your own home can be intimidating, no matter what size it is. This guide helps you to design your own tiny house with your most important considerations at the forefront. Whether you want to maximize your interior space with a loft and spiral stair or you want to have a completely eco friendly home, you can find the solution here!

9 Types of Tiny Homes

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Bus Conversions

Living in a bus may seem like a crazy idea, but bus conversions have become popular DIY tiny home projects. When you think of a school bus, you don’t picture a spacious home. However, once you get the bus and take out the rows of seats, you’re left with a long home that has plenty of space for your home design! There are a few different sizes of buses, so you should decide what you want to include in your home before buying the bus. The widths will remain consistent, but the lengths have a wide range that goes up to 40’. Many people might associate an old school bus with retro and dated home décor. However, once you completely empty your bus, you have a blank canvas. A school bus allows plenty of natural light into your space, as the walls are lined with windows. For times when you want more privacy, you can add curtains. Many bus conversions cover their windows to add insulation and privacy. This bus conversion takes advantage of the large amount of windows by keeping the coverings translucent. They add coverage, but also allow the pass through of some light. This particular picture was taken from the back of the bus, giving you a full bus shot. The floor takes advantage of tiny house storage and has trap door panels in the floor for extra storage. The benches are also multifunctioning pieces of furniture. The seats lift up to create a storage trunk. The all wood interior is simplistic and compliments the minimalist lifestyle of the homeowner.
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Cob Houses

The idea of a home may seem intimidating to some, but cob houses are much more than a small clay hut. Cob, a mixture of clay, sand, and straw, is the perfect all natural material for your tiny home. Not only is it cheap, but it is also durable. Many homeowners assume that natural materials will deteriorate over time, but if you take the right measures in your tiny home design, you can have a home that will last for a lifetime. There are known cob structures in England that have been standing for 500 years. The key is to have an overhang roof too keep too much direct moisture from your exterior walls. A strong stone foundation will also help keep the bottom of your walls dry and safe from the elements. Cob is definitely the material to use if you want a one of a kind tiny home. This cob house is probably what you think of when you think of a tiny home that is made of all natural materials. It has a fairytale look to it with its uneven roof and quirky design. You can see the large overhang of the thatched roof that is designed to protect the walls from excess moisture during a rainy day. The stone foundation is also pictured. Cob houses are built in stacks of stones that elevate the home above ground level and keep the bottom of the walls from absorbing any moisture in the ground.
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Vardo Tiny Homes

It doesn’t get tinier than living in a small wagon. Vardo tiny homes take the classic British Romani wagons and fit them into their minimalist lifestyle. Traditionally, vardos were horse-drawn and ornate in design. They had intricate carvings with rich color schemes on their interiors and showcased the work of woodcrafters. Modern vardos are commonly towed behind vehicles. They keep their iconic design which features a bow top and large wheels on the outside of their frame. The rounded top maximizes the space by keeping the widest part of the wagon where the bed would most likely be placed. This design also helps to minimize the side effects of strong winds. This vardo design takes advantage of every opportunity for natural light. The skylights and large window over the kitchen sink help the space feel more open. There are lights built into the cabinets that line the top of the wagon. It keeps the classic design features of an all wood interior with lots of cabinets and storage space. The bed is placed at the back of the wagon against a large window. The light color compliments the rich wood tones and makes the space brighter.
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It can be said that RVs are the original tiny house. Their small living quarters have been used as campers and low budget housing long before microliving trends came to be. If you’re looking to downsize or you want to live simply, an RV is a standard option. They have the benefits of mobility and no construction. You can easily find a ready-made RV that is ready for you to move in. An RV is also a good test to see if you want to commit to tiny house living. One drawback to living in an RV year round is that it is reserved for mild weather and shouldn’t be used during cold winters unless you have made some serious renovations. This RV design is light and airy and proves that a small space doesn’t have to feel cramped and dark. The all white walls and cabinets open up the space. The homeowners steered clear of any dark color accents to keep the space feeling open. There is a clear walkway down the center of the RV and there is plenty of seating in their living room area. This fresh RV design also features lots of storage space in the form of cabinets built into the counter and above the sink.
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Trailer Homes

The name of this tiny home design is deceiving. While it may sound like the same thing as the previously mentioned RV, a trailer tiny home is very different. Trailer tiny homes are full tiny houses that have been constructed on a trailer that’s hitched to the back of a truck. This tiny home design is the most common and the first tiny home plan to gain a lot of media attention. You can either hire a contractor or DIY with a plan you purchase online or simply draw your own. The frames are usually made of timber for cost effectiveness. This particular design is usually chosen for its mobility. If you’re a homeowner that likes a change of scenery, this mobile tiny home is perfect for you. This trailer home doesn’t sacrifice any traditional home features for a tiny home size. Not only does it have both a front door and a side door, but there are large windows that allow in lots of natural light. The covered porch with a singular seat is a comfortable place to enjoy the outdoors. You can see the wheels along the side of the trailer home, which are covered during when the house is stationary. The trailer is supported by cinderblocks to keep the house from rolling away. The steps leading up to either door can easily be moved and placed back into position as needed.
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Shipping Containers

Shipping containers are probably the most mainstream tiny house design. People are very familiar with shipping containers themselves giving the large structures an easier transition into residential construction. While most homeowners use the large steel boxes that people are familiar with, there is a wide variety of materials for shipping containers. You can have a large scale wood shipping container if you want to build your tiny home with more traditional materials. Because it’s original commercial uses, shipping containers are both hurricane and fireproof, making them a durable option for your home. They coming different sizes which makes them ideal for a wide range of projects. If you choose a smaller container, you can make your space feel bigger by added windows and doors to let in natural light. These prefabricated frames are great for single container tiny homes, but they can also be combined to create a modular average size home. This shipping container home brings some industrial design to the outdoors. With the addition of a porch, this shipping container is the perfect tiny house for those looking for a simple lifestyle. Most of the wall is glass doors and windows, extending the living space. There’s lots of shelving for extra storage and the bed fits perfectly in the center.
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Houseboats are essentially the RVs of the water. These tiny homes have an element of fantasy by allowing the residents to live on the water. While they’re aren’t mobile on land, you can easily move through a body of water if you want a change of scenery. The small space is perfect for those looking for a simple lifestyle in an unconventional setting. You can’t deny that a houseboat gives you a unique lifestyle. This houseboat embraces its nautical surroundings and used a navy, white, and teal color scheme. As you saw in the RV, white walls help a space to feel bigger. This is particularly important when you are surrounded by dark water at all times. The bed frame as the built in storage of the cabinets underneath the mattress. The houseboat also has an upstairs deck that is perfect for the homeowners to enjoy the outdoors. The large windows can be opened to let fresh air into the small space, making it feel bigger that it really is.
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If you want to be truly connected to your surroundings, a yurt is the tiny home design for you. Yurts are the traditional round tents that Mongolian nomads lived in. They were made to be portable with a basic wooden frame and felt covering. The walls were usually constructed with wood or bamboo latticework for a stable frame. Modern yurts are made to be semi-permanent. Construction takes a few days and they are able to be moved with some work. Many yurt builders use traditional lattice work for walls that is then reinforced to ensure that your home is structurally sound. They keep their traditional round shape and perfect for those looking for a minimalist lifestyle. This yurt is definitely one that’s been modernized from the traditional tent frame. Not only does it have a closed off bathroom, but it also features a fully functioning kitchen with a stove. Because of the interior structure, this yurt isn’t mobile, but it still allows for simple living. The floor is a poured concrete that’s been finished and sealed to support the heavy foot traffic. Small rugs were added as accents and for comfort in places where the resident may stand for a period of time, like in front of the kitchen sink.
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A-Frame Cabins

A-Frame cabins have a defining geometric shape to their home design. They have a classic cabin design that is usually made up of all wood. The simplicity of the cabin is appealing to those looking for a tiny home getaway with rustic charm. The interesting slanted walls give your tiny home a unique architectural element. The steep slopes are perfect for supporting bedroom lofts, a common feature in tiny homes to maximize space. The exterior is characterized by a steep sloped roof with large overhangs. This creates a covered porch aesthetic for your classic cabin. Right away, you can see the defining slanted walls of this A-frame cabin. The all wood panel walls give the cabin a rustic décor. A common feature of rustic décor is the mixture of metal with organic materials, such as wood. This is present throughout all of the furniture in the home. This particular A-frame cabin has a second floor in the point of the house’s frame. Tiny house stairs are one of the most important aspects of a two floor tiny house design. This particular floating stair helps keep the floor plan open which makes the space feel larger.

3 Places to Find Storage in Your Tiny Home

When homeowners decide to move into a tiny house, they are often faced with the challenge of storing their belongings. Renting out a storage unit seems counter intuitive, as most people move to tiny homes to save money and live a more minimalist, clutter free lifestyle. This means homeowners must find or create the space in their small house. There are a lot of considerations that go into tiny house storage ideas. Because the space is small to begin with, avoiding clutter is essential to living comfortably. You also want simple design to compliment the minimalist lifestyle that comes with a tiny home. These small home storage ideas will give you some inspiration when looking for organization!
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Built In Storage

Storage Lofts When you live in a tiny house, you’re always look for a way to add space without adding square footage. Lofts are common in tiny homes because they utilize previously unused space. While they are typically used for bedrooms, lofts are a great tiny house storage idea. The space above a door or a kitchen is the perfect place to add a storage loft that is out of the way. This keeps your floor space open, which helps the home to feel larger. It’s also a great way to use space that you can’t use as a bedroom due to steep sloped ceilings. This particular storage loft uses baskets to keep the space organized. By keeping the storage loft small, you’re not sacrificing any minimalist style that you would otherwise be looking for in a tiny home. tiny-house-spiral-stairLadders & Spiral Stairs When you decide to incorporate a storage loft into your tiny house, you’re going to have to find a way to access the space. Tiny house stairs are as important as any other piece of decor in your home. You want something that is safe and stable, but isn’t going to take up all of the floor space that you just created. Ladders are the most common choice for tiny homes because they have the smallest footprint. They can be moved out of the way when they’re not in use and are usually cheap. However, it’s very difficult to carry things up and down a ladder. This defeats the purpose of installing a storage loft. A spiral stair gives you a great solution to this problem. Not only is your footprint kept to a small circle around your spiral stair, but you have full steps and a handrail. This gives you a safe and stable way to access your storage loft while carrying things up and down the stairs.  
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Built In Shelving Built in shelving is the perfect way to create storage in your house. By incorporating the shelves into the walls of your home, you’re taking the shelving units off of the floor and using previously unused space. The key to maximizing space using built in shelves is to keep them shallow. Your shelves should just be wide enough for one layer of cans or jars. This keeps it close to the wall. Many tiny homes use these shelves as a pantry in the kitchen. Because kitchens have the most extra appliances and usually take up the most space, shallow shelves help to minimize the footprint of an extra pantry.  
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Floor Storage If you want to keep your floors open, why not add storage underneath your floor? Trap door storage is a great way to keep your belongings that are in storage out of the way. These hidden compartments can hold anything you want to store! They can easily be built into your home by incorporating raised floors into your floor plan. If you don’t want to raise the entire floor, create a platform in your home. For instance, if you raise a section of your floor, you can sink your bed into the platform and use the surrounding area as floor storage.  
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Slide Out Shelving Part of owning a tiny house means finding space that’s built into your home and repurposing it. When you start to look at your home’s walls, there are plenty of spaces between studs that are open for extra storage. If you want to keep the solid wall look, you can install slide out shelving. While most tiny homes use this space for a pantry, you can incorporate this hidden storage into any room. The picture above shows shelving in a bathroom that’s hidden in the nook behind the shower. Most alcoves are located around a piece of furniture, making your home fit together perfectly. The key to an efficient and organized tiny home is fitting everything together like puzzle pieces.
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Storage Furniture

Storage Bed When you think about it, a storage bed is the perfect piece of multifunctional furniture for a tiny house. If you’re going to need a bed anyway, why not give it multiple uses? Under bed storage isn’t a new concept, but there are new ways to incorporate it into your tiny house. The first way is to incorporate hydraulics into your bedframe. Create a bedframe that has hinges at the head of the bed. This allows you to raise your mattress and open up the space underneath. Another way to incorporate storage into your bedframe is to use drawers as the base. By using drawers as the bed frame, you’re killing two birds with one stone. Not only are you creating a sturdy bedframe, but you’re creating storage space in your tiny home.
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Storage Seating The combination of storage and seating is a great way to save space in any home. Tiny homes take advantage of this furniture design by using built in seating that has a multifunctional purpose. Built in benches hold a few different options when it comes to added storage. The first is a classic toy bench design with a lift up seat. This is the most popular design as it provides the most storage of out the bench itself. While some choose to store extra blankets and pillows, tiny homes have other things they need to hide in a small space. The storage bench pictured above is the hiding place of a small water heater. Some choose to use the same slide out shelving idea and incorporate it into their bench design. These drawers are usually as long as the bench itself and pull out the endcap of the seat. If you want a more mobile storage seating option, ottomans are the perfect solution. The small pieces of furniture can be moved around to create space in a common area or provide seating somewhere else in the home. The cubes can be opened to create a storage container for anything you’d like.

Storage as Décor

One way to use storage without clutter is to incorporate it as part of your décor. This help you to create a beautiful space, while finding places for all of your belongings. If you have an interesting collection, don’t hide it in the hidden storage options listed above. Take advantage of their unique nature to decorate your home! As previously mentioned, open floor space helps your tiny home to feel larger. Take full advantage of your wall space to create storage without a large footprint.
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Floating Shelves Shelving units are an obvious storage solution for any home, but when your floor space is at a premium your options may be limited. Bookshelves provide lots of space, but they tend to have a large footprint. Floating shelves are the perfect answer to this problem. By attaching the shelves directly to the wall, you are freeing up the floor space without losing any storage. The heights of each shelf are completely customizable, which gives you the ability to create a dynamic and interesting shelving unit that features different heights and shapes. Open shelving also helps your space to feel bigger. You’re not closing the space in with cabinet doors or walls of a bookshelf. This new open storage space is the perfect place to create interesting home décor out of things you would usually store, such as dishes or cups.
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Baskets Baskets are one of the most flexible tiny house storage ideas. They come in a wide range of styles and sizes that can complement any home design. You can keep your baskets open for easy access if you’re storing things like blankets or pillows. If you decide you want a more hidden storage option for things like electronics, you can add a lid. This gives them the same function as a plastic storage bin, but in a more aesthetically pleasing design. The wide range of sizes means that they can fit wherever you need them in your home. They can fit in small nooks between furniture or be a larger accent piece to your home décor.
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Hooks The simplest tiny house storage idea is to incorporate hooks into your wall décor. They’re small enough that can be installed anywhere in the home to provide extra storage without taking up floor space. The hooks can also replace furniture that would otherwise take up valuable floor space. An obvious use for the hooks is clothing storage. Hooks up against a wall can be used as a replacement for a full closet that would otherwise take up floor space. If you want to keep a more traditional clothing storage solution, you can still use hooks to organize your space. Smaller baskets can be hung for decorative storage solutions. Hooks can also be used in your kitchen to free up cabinet space. By hanging your pots and pans on the wall, you can create more space for pantry items. This will also give your tiny home an industrial touch that is similar to an urban apartment.
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Peg Boards One aesthetic that many owners of tiny home want to avoid is a shed or garage. Just because a tiny home is small, doesn’t mean it should feel any like any less of a home. Because of this, many homeowners stay away from peg board walls. They are usually found in garages and are used for tools storage. However, peg board has different design styles and uses for any room in your home, tiny or not. You can incorporate peg board into your kitchen walls and use it to display pots and pans. The famous chef Julia Child was the one to popularize this design idea. For extra design, take another tip from Julia and outline your pots and pans on the wall. Not only does this add an interesting aspect to the otherwise boring wall, but it also tells you where each one fits! You don’t have to keep the peg board plain white either. Paint the board to add a pop of color and brighten your home. You can then stencil each pan in a complimentary color. If you want peg board storage for larger items, you can make a large scale peg board as a DIY project. These larger pegs can support full shelves for even more storage. Owning a tiny home doesn’t have to mean stripping down all of your belongings! With clever storage solutions, all of your collections and necessary items can be comfortably stored in your tiny home without overwhelming your space. The design ideas range from hidden compartments to open shelving and can easily be molded to fit your tiny home design!