Looking at a smaller house? Maximize the space with these tips and tricks.
Southern California has a lot going for it. Affordable real estate is definitely not one of those things, though. If you want to buy a home but can’t quite afford the square footage you wanted, fear not! There are a number of ways you can maximize the space in a smaller home, helping you lead your ideal lifestyle unconstrained by the cozy floor plan. Here are a few tips to get you started!
- Choose multipurpose furniture. Why have any old bench when you could have a bench that opens up with storage inside? Similarly, why choose a coffee table with legs when you could find one on wheels to roll around wherever you need it (or out of the way when you don’t)? Look for furniture that has functionality to make the most of your square footage.
- Use nooks and crannies. If you have a weird space under the stairs or a little gap between your cabinets, don’t let it go unused! Narrow rolling carts, mix-and-match crates, or some cleverly folded linens can fill these gaps, opening up bigger cabinets for other items. Don’t forget to make the most of your under-the-bed space, too.
- Head outside. In sunny southern California, there’s no reason your living space should be defined by your square footage. Build a porch or just set up some comfy outdoor seating. Adding space outside will help your home feel a whole lot larger (plus it will help you squeeze in some vitamin D!).
Now that you know how to make the most of that smaller home, you need to know how to close on it. For help with all of your escrow services in Hermosa Beach and the surrounding California cities, contact Brighton Escrow. No matter the size of your house, we can help you get the keys!