Smaller homes...adjusting to style
Okay...I'm posting a lot recently and most of it is becoming rambling. It has been so quiet here lately that I decided to keep some of the posts going just to keep "us" going.
What ideas have worked wonders in your small home and what didn't? Decorating, painting, remodeling? I've wasted some time and money on failures, projects which I thought were going to be great but just didn't work. What adjustments in style or living have other's made?
It has been interesting for me personally that some adjustment was needed living small. This may sound like I had my head in the sand, but it really did seem like an easy task. Or it was just me? Reading the posts I thought answers would be simple, but there really is a lot of new thinking needed to make the most of our homes and there are great ideas for doing so from all of you.
I'm still in the middle of finishing up kitchen/bath. Other rooms became a challenge to fit furniture and accessories. What I thought was heading towards cozey country style...somehow I felt this was a better direction for small....has gone back to my norm of craftsman and mixed traditional.
Storage is still an issue and getting rid of stuff. Am almost there and used a lot your suggestions together with finding more creative options on the market being available to us. Although, the underbed storage didn't work for me. It felt like I had clutter under there rather than organization. Moved a dresser into another rooms closet for this and added additional shelves.
End of year sales called to me and bought some new furniture for living room and storage pieces for the bath. Living in a small home has taken a while to figure this out, but started to enjoy the challenge and love what has been found. My daughter is moving this week to a new place and a great excuse to pass on pieces which she can now use.
So, I'm still adjusting with a few mistakes, moving furniture around and rethinking layouts. Tis time to get some pics posted for input.