If you have a portable cabin to live in or as a rental, then good storage is a must. Storage for a tiny home needs to be well thought out, and if it has another purpose too then so much the better.
If you are living with a family in a tiny home, then storage is even more important – although it may also teach you and your children the value of decluttering!
You don’t always want to line the walls of your transportable unit with shelves and cupboards as this can make the interior feel smaller. So, thinking outside the box when you are furnishing a tiny home is key.
Four ways to make the most of the storage for a tiny home
Furniture that doubles as storage
One of the easiest ways of creating extra storage for a tiny home is with furniture that doubles as storage. There are plenty of options on the market today. Think ottomans and stools that have a removable lid and storage inside or coffee tables with a shelf or drawers underneath. In bedrooms, you could use cabin beds or bunk beds with built-in shelves. School-style desks with lift-up lids are also great for kids to use and store their arts and craft stuff.
Under the bed space
If you have a slat bed or frame bed rather than one with a solid base, then it provides handy storage space. Using under the bed storage boxes will keep things neat. Or, use vacuum bags that can be reduced down in size for things like off-season clothes of winter duvets. You could also choose a bed with drawers underneath for unseen storage.
Make the most of cupboard and drawer space
Although you don’t want to overdo the cupboards you will want a few, especially in the kitchen and bathroom areas. Keeping these areas tidy and well planned can help you maximise the space. Think about repackaging food items in your kitchen. Plastic containers are much easier to stack than the packets food comes in and will take up less space. Add racks or additional shelving within your cupboards to add usable space. Again, vacuum bags can help you minimise bulky items.
Consider an outside storage option like a shed
If you have bigger items like bikes, or garden equipment, or if you just have a lot of stuff, consider outside storage for a tiny home. A large storage bin or a small shed could give you extra space without cluttering up your interior. This is a good option for things like bikes or children’s outdoor toys that you don’t necessarily want inside.
Think a transportable unit could be right for you? Talk to Unit2Go
If you are struggling to get on the property ladder but have some land you could site a transportable cabin on, you have extended family coming to live with you and need a granny flat, or you want a garden home office, Unit2Go has a unit for you. All our units are of high-quality and constructed off-site and then delivered to you. With a range of spacious units finding storage for a tiny home shouldn’t be any problem when you buy from Unit2Go.
Contact us to discuss your options.