The spaces that we live in as a society are getting smaller and becoming more efficient. More first-time homeowners are now looking for cheaper and more sustainable ways to live. The aim is to have fewer rooms that need to be heated and yet aren’t used and to fully use the rooms that you do have, keeping them as small and cozy as you can. Here are a few tips and insights as to small space living.
The Benefits of Smaller Spaces
There are several clear benefits to living in smaller spaces and the top suggestions on the list are noted below.
Less Energy Consumption
Our biggest expense is soon to be the energy we consume and having surplus rooms that are never used in your home is one of the worst ways to spend your money. The idea is to find living spaces that have sufficient space, with no surplus areas that will need heating or lighting yet will never be used.
Waste and the fact that we generally generate too much of it as a society is something that smaller space living can rectify. The less space we have for ‘things’, the fewer things we can have, the fewer deliveries and things that we can buy, and, as such, the less waste we generate.
Living in a smaller space is going to cost you less in rent as well as in mortgage fees if you decide to buy. Small space living has become a means of first-time buyers getting onto the housing ladder and a new way for single people to move away from home in a way that makes financial sense.
More Intimate Use of Spaces and Rooms
The smaller the space we have to live in, or the fewer rooms we have to use in our homes, the more likely we are to spend quality time with each other. No more watching your movies in separate rooms, as the spaces you share with others are much more intimate and closer, making for stronger and more sustainable relationships.
What You Need to Do to Realize These Benefits
There are a few things that you can do to realize the benefits as discussed above of the small living space.
Have Creative Storage Solutions
Having creative storage solutions is one of the best ways to keep the space clutter-free and many have looked to use storage beds and hidden shelving and draws that can be positioned on the stairs, under seating, and in your bed. You will then also need to keep your storage bed clean and tidy to get the best use of the space and further avoid clutter.
Keep It Clean
There can be no messiness in shared small spaces because, firstly, it uses up the space in a wasteful way, and secondly, mess in a small space can be overwhelming and incredibly stressful.
Living in small spaces has become a trend and something more people out there are actively looking to do. The insights that have been discussed herein all show exactly how you too can make the most of a small space and why this way of living is currently a top trend.