Today I was thinking about how much I love the Tiny House movement. I am a little obsessed with it really. I spend an embarrassing amount of time on Pinterest trying to find the best floor plans, the best builders and the best staircase storage solutions. I watch all of the shows from Tiny House Hunters to Tiny House Nation. And I dream about what our future tiny home is going to be like.
Tiny homes are a big deal right now and I need to stop hoarding my special tiny house secret finds and start sharing them with others!
Note: these solutions are not just for tiny homes. They can be used in any size home to create extra storage and make use of a space that is normally wasted.
I want to start with my favorite staircase storage solutions. But first……. for anyone out there living under a rock (ha!) and hasn’t heard about the tiny house movement I thought I’d share some of the benefits of going tiny.
Benefits of Tiny Living
- MONEY SAVINGS – There are a number of ways to save money living tiny. First, the cost of the house itself (most ranging from $15,000-$50,000). Many tiny home owners save up and pay cash for their tiny house therefore eliminating a mortgage. Plus you save on heating and cooling, maintaining and decorating the home and also cleaning it.
- FLEXIBILITY WITH MOVING AND VACATIONS – If you buy a tiny house on wheels you have the luxury of moving it to a new city whenever you choose. Plus you can hook up to a vehicle and take it with you on vacation (saving lots of money as well).
- LESS ENERGY NEEDS – This also goes under money savings but due to the size of the home you do not need to spend much on utilities. And some can sustain all of their energy needs with a solar panel.
- DECLUTTERING YOUR LIFE – I am in the purging process with our home and I can tell you it feels awesome. Every time I donate or sell something it is a weight lifted off of me. I highly recommend reading Marie Kondo’s “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying-up” – it will change your life- literally.
Staircase Storage Solutions
It’s unbelievable what builders and tiny home owners come up with when it comes to that space under the stairs. Some even have a full kitchen under there! What?! And a wine cellar too!
You can find everything here from hidden drawers, hidden cabinets and tucked away wardrobe storage.
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I hope these pictures of under the stair storage solutions inspire you to come up with something clever too! I also hope the day comes when I can put one of these ideas into my own tiny house plan.