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How to live a comfortable life in small houses or apartments

by DrPrem Jagyasi

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Economical crisis, price hike of essential commodities and increasing costs of living have made it almost impossible for the working class to buy spacious and elegant houses. A large percentage of the mass have to do with cramped spaces and small houses. It is not easy to adjust in a small home after you have spent a big chunk of your life in a huge urban home.

Recession has robbed many people off their homes and forced them to live in cramped apartments. Coping with such adverse circumstances may not be easy but you can surely try. People who live in small houses should try to make the most of the available space. It is possible to live comfortably in a small house if you know how to utilize space.

The best way to adjust in small homes is to invest money in modular furniture. Getting sofas that can be used as beds and storage unit is a good idea. There are many brilliant types of multifunctional furniture available in the market. Select wisely, so that you can store items without crowding the living space. Paint the rooms in light pastel colors because light colors can create the illusion of larger space. Get one of the walls of the room fitted with a large mirror.

Mirrors also help in making a room appear bigger than it actually is. Make cabinets higher up in the walls. You can also build lofts where you can keep utility items. Utilize the balcony in different ways. You can make sitting arrangement there or put a sink for washing hands and face. You can use the ceiling of the balcony for making lofts or cabinets.

Invest in smart home appliances that save time and easy to store. Cooking appliances can reduce the time that you have to spend inside the kitchen. Chimney is a must to get rid of the fumes and protect walls from oil and grime in small kitchens. If you have more than one kid then getting bunk beds can be a good idea.

Make sure that there is proper ventilation system inside the rooms. Skylights help in ventilation inside small houses. You can also use false partitions and curtains to divide the total space available inside a room. This way the divided parts can be used for different purposes.


Circumstances force many people to live in small homes and apartments. They should try to make the most of the available space by using multifunctional furniture, home appliances and partitions.

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