To put luxury features into a small house you’ll need to be innovative. You have to forget about the conventional designs you’ve seen in photographs and movies. You need to establish a specific set of small house design principles that help you form a new mindset.
To use a reworked version of a tired cliché, you need to “think outside” the walls; above, below, and inside structures; and toward multipurpose uses.
Two of the biggest challenges of designing a small house with luxury features are having adequate storage and enough space for leisure and social activities. Meeting both of these requirements is easy if you ignore the traditional images you’ve likely got in your head.
To create living space for leisure and social activities you simply build multiple rooms for different purposes outside! These are known as garden rooms. They may be built on the outside of your small house or even at the center of it as courtyard! A courtyard gives a small house a luxurious look and feel.
Here’s a list of garden room ideas.
- Dining area with outdoor kitchen or barbeque
- Fireplace or fire pit with a multimedia center.
- Hot tub made private with lattice and plants.
- Small or tiny pool.
- Multi sports or games area.
- Meditation or yoga hideaway.
For storage, you create space above and below areas not typically considered for this purpose. You might build a loft area above living spaces that are used exclusively for storage. Unlike many attics and basements, a loft area can be easily accessed, temperature controlled, and well-maintained.
You can create a varying amount of storage below your bed depending on how high off the floor you want to go. You could also build a loft area for your bed with a storage room below. Or you could do something in between by building a split-level area with storage below the raised floors.
When it comes to flooring, window coverings, countertops, fixtures, and appliances, you can go large in terms of luxury since you went small with the house. 🙂 These features make your home luxurious. Size doesn’t determine luxury, comfort, or even prestige. Unless you’re ego-driven.
Wouldn’t you rather have a luxury small house than a standard big one?