I wanted to show you this 600 sq. ft. small house remodeled by Atelier Drome Architecture today.
Not sure about you but I love finding out about small homes that have survived the test of time.
This one not only survived the test of time but it also recently got a complete renovation.
In this case the home owners were already in their 600 square foot home that was built in the 1950s but they wanted to make better use of the space.
Instead of just adding on to the house, they hired the help of an architect to redesign it completely without making any additions.
I encourage you to enjoy the rest of the tour inside below (I think you’ll like the kitchen):
600 Sq. Ft. Small House’s Awesome Kitchen
I really like the usable kitchen because as you might already know I’m a big fan of home cooked meals. This kitchen has a compact dishwasher, microwave, oven and full size refrigerator. And there seems to be enough storage for everyday use too.
Why Open Shelving is Great for Small Kitchens
I always like open shelving in small kitchens because it helps keeps the clutter away from the countertops while keeping those everyday things handy and it also makes the space feel more open (especially small, thin shelves like these).
Living Room with Large Windows
Kitchen and Living Room
With the renovation they purchased new appliances that are more energy efficient so this has helped reduce their utility bills. They also re-insulated the walls to reduce air conditioning costs.
The bathroom is really my only complaint about this house. I’d choose different tile and possibly bring some color in to brighten things up a bit and not make you feel like you’re in a public restroom somewhere.
Tips on How to Find Small Housing Near You
- Check Craigslist and limit square footage in the search bar to 1000 sq ft or less
- Do the same on sites like realtor.com and other MLS-based database sites
- Drive around historical neighborhoods in your area as frequently as possible (often times these homeowners only put up for sale/for rent signs without ever listing it online or even in the newspaper)
- Ask locals and tell friends and family what you’re in the market for
You’d be surprised as to how much help you end up getting when you tell your friends and family what you’re looking for. Some of them might know people who know people who are neighbors with a surviving small house that’s 800 square feet or less. Just recently I ran into a 300 square foot tiny cottage in my part of town (I took photos inside & out and I’ll be sharing that in the next few days so stay tuned) that just came up for rent and the owner depends on a sign out front to rent it. And she got more than 40 interested people calling in within a week’s time!
Is your next home going to be tiny or small?
I’m just curious.. Do you think your next house will be tiny (let’s say 100-400 sq ft) or smallish (500-1000 sq ft)? And why? I’m curious so if you’re willing please share in the comments below.
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