Ooooh, count me in! We are a family of 5 (soon to be 6) living in just over 1000 sq ft. Unfortunately due to some bad workmanship from the previous owners we had to rip out all the drywall in the master bedroom and have been all sharing the smaller room. Squishy
That brings us to more like 800 sq ft and no room for all our clothes and toys.
I love our house and I really don't want to move. Even with the new baby. We discovered hardwood under the carpets and have really made some great changes over the past 5+ years. And our yard is really great.
For the holidays I got a tree that was rather bald on one side and pushed it right up against the wall. That way the side we see is beautiful and it takes up less space
I also moved most of the kids' toys into storage until we get the bedroom livable again.
Having less stuff and furniture that works for small areas is key for us. We have a low loft bed for the boys (like low bunk beds if you put a mattress on the floor). We have a kitchen nook instead of a dining room table and I can use the bench seats for storage. Plus, great shelves for the kids toys are very helpful.
The big challenge with be for dd's room. It is not much bigger than a closet. We currently use it as an office, but she is getting older and it would be nice for her to have her own space. Since she will mostly be sleeping with us for a long time I will just get her a toddler bed to save room and I found a great small shelf with doors that I am going to refinish and I added a closet bar so it is like a wardrobe. Perfect for tiny clothes. Plus I will use those little pouches you can attach to the wall to put toys in instead of shelving to save floor space. I am excited.
So, does anyone else get tired of hearing from other people about how SMALL your house is? It may not be big, but I LOVE it thank you. Bigger isn't always better