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7 Things We Love About Small Homes

Discover why you should celebrate the charm of a tiny space

Photography: Miguel Nacianceno

We all want to learn how we can make the most of our studio units, one-bedroom apartments, and other spaces under 100 square meters. As we look for more decorating ideas, organizing tips, and ways to improve our small homes, we should also remember what makes these limited areas special and unique.

A small home is more affordable to buy or rent
Living in a smaller space costs less and can be the more budget-friendly choice for you and your family. 
A small home may cost less to furnish and decorate

You can also save a lot on furniture and accessories! Since you are working with a limited floor area and fewer rooms, you don’t need too many things. Sticking to the basics can also keep your compact home from being too crowded.

A small home can be easier to clean and maintain

While a big house may seem more impressive at first, it can also be challenging to make sure that every room is spic-and-span. You may also spend more money on paint, pest control, and other measures to preserve the house. A small home will definitely take less time, effort, energy, and money to clean and maintain.

A small home can teach you to live with less

Living in a small home can remind you that you don’t need too many things in order to be happy. Since you have less storage space, you are encouraged to buy less things and let go of items that you no longer use. 

A small home encourages you to be creative and resourceful
Since you want to make the most of your limited area, you have to think outside the box and be more imaginative. You learn how to maximize the space that you have and find creative storage options. 
A small home can feel warm and cozy

Another great thing about a small home is that the compact area may seem more welcoming. If you are entertaining guests, they won’t feel intimidated and uncomfortable in your tiny space.

A small home brings loved ones closer – literally

In a big house, family members tend to do their own thing and stay in their own bedrooms. If you have a small home, you spend more time together in the living area, dining area, and other shared spaces.

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