Tiny House, Big Living: It's Possible With These Genius Space-Saving Hacks

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As seen on HGTV’s Tiny House, Big Living, folks around the country are opting to ditch their spacious homes for a cozier, clutter-free lifestyle. They’re saying goodbye to all the excess and making the choice to live with only what they need and love. If you’ve ever thought, “Maybe I could be happy in a smaller space,” but you just couldn’t take the plunge, we’ve got a few space-saving storage solutions that might just change your mind.

Adorable Beach Cottage

Adorable Beach Cottage

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Tiny Movie Home Exterior With Filmmakers

Tiny Movie Home Exterior With Filmmakers

This talented young couple was in the process of making a documentary about tiny homes when they were so inspired that they decided to build their own 130-square-foot home.

Teeny, Tiny Homes

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Discovering a Simpler Approach

Better Sense of Self and Community

Private Woodsy Retreat

Chic, White and Serene

Container Living

Sleek and Compact

Pico Dwelling

Clutter Control

Photo By: STEVEN.H.SAUER

Tiny Inspiration

Closer to Nature

Small Duplex Design

Petite-Sized Getaway

The Small House Movement

Petite Appliances

Modular and Folding Furniture

Carefully Chosen Furnishings

Lofts

Mobility

Think About Space Creatively

Tuck It Away

Tons of Shelving  

Living in a Small Space Documentary

Living in a Small Space Documentary

One of the home’s best features is the smart shelving that makes room for books, pictures, kitchen items and more. They kept storage in mind during the design process, and the end result offers plenty of space for the essentials and then some.

Shelving That Wows

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Going Global

Behind Glass Doors

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Buffet Style

From: Jo Ann Alston

Photo By: Peter Rymwid

Art Smart

Simple Symmetry

From: Amy Studebaker

Climbing the Walls

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Book Nook

From: Celebrity Communities

Photo By: Photo Credit: Jeffrey Aron Photography

Perfect Fit

Photo By: Trevor Tondro

Statement Piece

Photo By: Jean-Marc Giboux/Getty Images

So Much Storage

From: Aldridge & Tanno Architects

Free Up Floor Space  

Neutral Color Scheme

Neutral Color Scheme

Photo by: Don Hamilton Studio

Don Hamilton Studio

This light-filled home utilizes wall space to hang extra chairs, trays, mugs, cooking utensils and more. And by keeping the interior light, the entire space feels bright, airy and plenty spacious.

Smart Small Kitchens

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Storage Galore

Photo By: Lowe's Creative Ideas

Going Glass

Waste Not

Shelf Improvement

Enhanced Range Design

Gourmet Quality

From: Karen Needler

Double Duty

Photo By: Jarret Yoshida

Roll-Away Furniture  

Trendy Portable Home Interior Living Space

Trendy Portable Home Interior Living Space

In this petite trailer, small space does not equal small style. A contemporary interior boasts a comfy sofa with plenty of throw pillows to go around. But despite the stylish look, designer Courtney Trent also considered function. A table on wheels works as a dinner table or desk, and overhead storage makes great use of normally unused space.

Kitchen Table Options

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From: Barry Dixon

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

From: Barry Dixon

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Photo By: Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

From: Trish Beaudet

From: Barry Dixon

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Photo By: Brian Kellogg ©scripps Networks, LLC

Photo By: Andrew Bruah

From: Anissa Swanzy

From: Charles Faudree

Photo By: Photo Credit: Jenifer Jordan © Gibbs Smith, Charles Faudree Interiors, Charles Faudree, Jenifer Jordan (photographer)

From: John Lyle

Photo By: Edward Addeo ©Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Storage for Days  

Small Urban Apartment Interior

Small Urban Apartment Interior

Photo by: STEVEN.H.SAUER

STEVEN.H.SAUER

Hooks for cooking utensils, high shelves that make the most of vertical space, and a cooking station with plenty of drawers and mini, built-in appliances keep clutter at bay in this tiny home.

10 Small Kitchens

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Bright and White

Gourmet Minimalist

Sleek and Chic

Let in the Light

Waste Not

Cottage Casual

Go Retro

A Shining Example

Marbled to Perfection

Quaint and Cozy

Let the Sun Shine

Island Living

Country Cooking

The Color Purple

Hidden Storage

Contemporary Cool

Keep It Simple

Modern Farmhouse Style

Fun and Functional

Photo By: Photo Courtesy: Dan Piassick © 2013 Gibbs Smith, Allure of French & Italian Decor, Betty Lou Phillips

Industrial Wonder

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