The Tiny House Movement is catching on across the country as a way to minimize your environmental footprint and free yourself from the financial burden of purchasing and maintaining more house than you really need. As the Movement states on its website, “The typical American home is around 2,600 square feet, whereas the typical small or tiny house is between 100 and 400 square feet.”
Few of our client want to live in a home that is quite that small, but we are seeing great interest in remodeling small homes to maximize space, rather than building big additions or moving to big houses in search of square footage. The high price of real estate in the Boston area, coupled with the region’s older housing stock, often make a smaller home a given. Nonetheless, many of our clients savor the convenience of living in efficient spaces where every foot is used effectively.
Small House Transformation is one of the most viewed galleries on our website and many of you have taken the time to read blog posts dedicated to small spaces, including Make the Most of a Tight Entryway, The Beauty of Built-Ins to Maximize Space, and Small Space Renovation: Living Large in a Small Space.
If you live in a small home, you may also be interested in this slideshow from Houzz. It has been on the site since 2014, but is well worth viewing (and reading on the Houzz website) because of the emphasis on creating flexible spaces that do double (or triple) duty. We love living in a home that embodies many of points made in this slide show! Just click any of the images to go to the full article on Houzz.