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4 Unexpected Ideas for Small Spaces

Building or renovating a tiny home? Here are interesting tricks from design experts

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Many homeowners have asked us for tips on how to make the most of small homes. While there are so many space-saving solutions and creative storage ideas out there, the first step is always to be creative, especially when it comes to building or renovating.

For the imaginative, a small home is not necessarily a bad thing. It's all about how you use the areas that you already have. A small home does not put you at a disadvantage—it is simply an opportunity for you to think outside the box.

If you are ready to live large in a small home, here are a few tips from design professionals:

Conceal structural posts

Small Space Problem: Ugly posts or columns that cannot be removed

Small Space Solution: For this design project, interior designer Mica Espiritu-Aquino concealed an unattractive post with a floor-to-ceiling mirror panel. She completed the look with two chairs, a side table, and a lamp for a classy feel. 

Maximize the kitchen countertop

Small Space Problem: A limited kitchen and dining area

Small Space Solution: In this monochromatic space, Mica turned a kitchen countertop into a dining table. Apart from serving as a preparation area for cooking, the family can now enjoy meals here.

Set the table against a wall

Small Space Problem: A limited dining area

Small Space Solution: In this small home, Mica knew that there would not be enough space for a traditional dining set-up. To address this, she opted for a built-in bench that would take up less floor area.

Mica Espiritu-Aquino is the principal designer for EBA Construction. You can reach her at (02) 343-9339 and (0922) 861 6422.

Opt for a swiveling panel

In this 45sqm studio unit, the designers created a swinging TV panel. The flat-screen TV can now be used in the living area and the bedroom.

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