Easiest Tips Ever to Keep Your Small Family Home Working
Many GTA families are living in what may be considered a small space – such as a condo, apartment or smaller town home. If you live in a small space with your family, then you already know the importance of using every square inch effectively. Yet you may be at your wits end and ready for something bigger by now. But before you jump the gun, we’ve got some easy tips for you to try to keep your space in working order for you and your family!
1. An organized entryway
Many condos, apartments and smaller homes don’t allocate a ton of square footage in the entryway. In fact, you may be dealing with a tiny entryway or no entryway at all. No matter the size, carve out space to add a few hooks, a place for shoes and a stool or bench if you’re lucky. You’ll be thankful to have a mini place by the door where you can quickly peel off and stash coats and shoes.
2. A dining table that fits
As with many condos, apartments and smaller homes, you may have a tiny eat-in kitchen or no eat-in kitchen but a dining area only. Whatever the size of your eating area, you will want to find a table that fits and one which can seat your entire family at the same time. Having a place to meet at some point of the day is so important and will help you feel that your home is working for your family.
3. Keep organized
If you’re endowed with lots of closet space consider yourself lucky. However for many of us, our closets are bursting with stuff. You will want to make absolute use of all the closet space have in your smaller home. Think how you can use the space up high, down low and even the inside of the doors. The more room you make inside closets to store your stuff, the less visible clutter you will have.
4. Multi-functional spaces
Small home dwellers with a young family need to have an open mind and be creative. For example, in a smaller home, it’s unlikely that children will have a room solely dedicated to toys. Hence, expect children to have a stash of toys in the living space. In smaller homes, rooms will need to serve multi purposes. The eating table may be the work-from-home station and homework centre too!
5. Furniture with storage space
When living in a smaller space, you definitely need to think twice, three times over when it comes to choice of furniture. Not only should you consider the scale of furniture, but also if it adds opportunity for storage. For example, a coffee table can be a great place to hide toys while under-bed storage serves as a stash for unseasonable clothing.
6. A place to get cozy
At the end of a long day, you will truly appreciate a place to snuggle with loved ones. Designate a space in your home whether it’s a comfy sectional or a king size bed, where everyone can camp out together for some quality family time. It’s these moments that make you feel like your home is fine just as it is.