We don’t all live in our dream home. Some of us live in a house or apartment that is far smaller than we might otherwise choose. Densely populated inner city life means we are building upwards instead of outwards, so compact living spaces without access to an outdoor area are becoming the norm. For some, downsizing is a great way to cut out the excesses in our lives, buying only what we absolutely need and nothing more. It also challengeds designers and homeowners to take a different approach to space usage, throwing up some interesting solutions to problems in the process.
Whether you are for a micro lifestyle or not, you can still benefit from the genius of others and the ideas they produce. Even though architects and interior designers aren’t complete wizards, they still know a thing or two about illusions, and can make a small space seem infinitely (not literally) bigger. Below are some areas that can be altered to make a small home seem larger.