20 Tiny House Design Hacks

Outfitting a tiny home may feel like fitting pieces into a puzzle. Learn how to design yours for ultimate space optimization without sacrificing serious style.

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Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Small House, Big Potential

This mini masterpiece affords its dwellers all of the conveniences of modern design while celebrating simplicity and efficiency.

Hardworking Kitchen

Here’s a space that has to work hard. This small but well-planned kitchen is ready for food prep, cooking, dishwashing and most importantly, coffee-making.

But First, Coffee

Must. Have. Coffee. The process of making a cup of joe is much simpler and smaller when using a French press.

Vintage Drawer Organizer

This vintage drawer organizer was installed over the sink to hold soaps and sponges above the countertop. The wood is sealed to protect against water damage.

Vertical Storage Hack

This magnetic office organizer is transformed when paired with the galvanized aluminum panels on the kitchen walls. This vertical storage hack creates a place for a tiny cutting board, cooling rack and cooking utensils.

Space-Saving Cookware

Apartment-sized pots and pans are hung under the kitchen shelving, where they are very visible and add pops of color. This creates efficient storage and eliminates the need for a drying rack.

Convenient Cups

Camping cups are hung from tiny hooks. Camping gear is often smaller to scale than the average kitchen equipment, making it perfect for a tiny home.

Metal Storage Tins

There’s always room for leftovers. Metal tins with tight lids keep food and snacks fresh and are great for a smaller refrigerator.

Cold and Compact

Bigger isn’t always better. A four cubic foot refrigerator offers an interior freezer compartment and is appropriate for the space.

Shower Caddy

The bathroom zone shares a sink with the kitchen. Pull open the privacy curtain to use the loo or to take a shower. The space features a caddy and a towel hook to hold everything you need.

Towel Off

Towels for the kitchen and bathroom are conveniently located on an adjacent shelf.

Vertical Message Center

Vertical storage is imperative to space planning in a tiny house. This message center is the perfect place to keep keys, mail and important papers.

Cozy Bench

This bench is a great place to sit and read, relax or watch TV. Best of all, the built-in baskets offer easy, accessible storage.

Hidden End Table

Built-in baskets double as a nightstand/end table. Simply pull it out to create a table for drinks, plates or whatever you’d like to keep nearby. 

Corner Shelves

In a tiny house, no space can go unnoticed. These corner shelves provide room for little luxuries, like plants or framed photos.

Privacy Please

This pretty geometric patterned curtain lets filtered light into the space, while providing privacy and keeping things cool.

Up For Grabs

A small folding table and vintage 60s folding chair are mounted onto the wall so that they’re ready for action but out of the way.

Hung Up

Unexpected guests are no problem! Tabs were sewn into this floor pillow so it can hang from the wall when not in use.

Awesome Awning

A metal panel is turned into an awning for the kitchen window. It can be dropped down and stored for the drive if someone wants to let the sunshine in or if this tiny house hits the road.

Solar Lanterns

These smart lanterns collect energy during the day and shine long into the night for off-the grid mood and utility lighting.

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