Jumpstart Your Day: A 280-square foot well-designed home

This house may look plain from the outside but wait until you see the inside


While some think that bigger is still better, we have seen a lot of homeowners opting for smaller homes built with a lot of character. These tiny homes may be small but they highlight proper space planning and well-thought-out furniture and decor.

Chris Heininge is a craftsman and designer who is said to be at the forefront of the tiny home revolution. He has built dozens of tiny homes that cost less to build and cheaper to maintain. Check out one of the tiny homes that he built. It may look plain and small from the outside, but the interiors highlight how space was maximized. (

The house looks tiny and small from the outside.

The key to the small house is storage. As seen in the living area, hidden storage was added to the furniture.

The stairs leading to the loft likewise highlights hidden storage. 

Photos courtesy of Chris Heininge Construction. See more photos here.


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