Part of making a small or tiny space work is keeping rooms clutter-free. Ample cabinet and closet space in this Movable Roots tiny home does the trick. In lieu of a table, a small half circle countertop for a few stools offers space for a quick bite, but plenty of extra room in the living area means guests can be accommodated for larger meals.
Use colorful, inexpensive tile to cover a large space and create a focal point in the kitchen design. In this kitchen, designer Cody Ables, CEO of CODARUS, used tiling on top of an open cabinet to create a great bar area. He used the bar to create more prep space for the small kitchen and divide the dining and kitchen areas in the home, which was designed for Dwell with Dignity to help families struggling with homelessness and poverty.
This small kitchen features light maple cabinets, an iridescent glass tile backsplash and granite countertops. An inviting breakfast bar with beautiful alabaster pendant lights creates a naturally warm look for the space.
A custom made ladder was installed to access the loft area from the kitchen. The ladder is compact and matches the railing of the loft, making it a functional piece of the space's design, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
The need for a pantry was reduced by creating a food cube shelf that not only holds 18 cubes of food, but also houses the kitchen's electrical outlets and LED strip lighting. Kitchen appliances, including the stovetop, are all plug-in and can be stowed away, leaving more open counter space.
It's a little like a magic trick: When designers removed the wall between this kitchen and an adjacent dining room, they also raised the ceiling. And presto! A kitchen with a brighter, bigger feel, even though the actual square footage didn't change much.