INDIA into the next level of architecture and design…
A combination of many ideas for the better future of India, Her children, and Her resources will be showcased before you in this content series.
To begin with…
The one solution to many of the problems faced or going to be faced by our country in the coming future.
TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING.
This idea can show you many ways to completely utilize a tiny space and make it wonderfully luxurious with everything you need in it, for example, turning the sofa into bed or turning stairs into storage.
There are many exciting things we can add to our tiny space.
- Raise your kitchen a little bit, the storage space you find in there is outstanding
- Open up your bedroom ceiling wall, the satisfaction in looking at the stars while on the bed at night. “WOW!”
- “Why not try a compost toilet instead of flush? , at least it’s better than getting all the black toxified waste.”
- “Why not just use foldable dining? , wouldn’t it give you more space to jump around and dance or for your children to play.”
It’s not about how big your house is or the things or decorations you have in it. It’s about how you wisely use the space you have and make it your little heaven. It’s not about how others see it; it’s about how you and your family are satisfied with it.
Wanna know the benefits…
- Deforestation: Tiny houses means less the land used and more the reforestation that can be done in the remaining land
- Toxic waste: Compost toilets can bring a huge difference in the cleanliness aspect.
- Water scarcity: It can also be solved by water harvesting methods used in our tiny homes
- Electricity wastage: lesser the space lesser the electrical appliances ( like lighting and cooling systems) required.
- Money: in the making process though it may take a lot, later it will turn into a free of cost living. “No bills, no rent! Amazing isn’t it ?”
- Future: we will be fortunate to have a greener generation with our children loving the outdoors than indoors.
When I came across this little youtube channel, Living big in a tiny house, I was amazed and surprised, not only at the tiny houses(which we will come to in a little while) but also the fact that a lot of these people had built their own houses. They’d used wood from old barns, shipping containers, doors, and windows from some junk sale and assembled it all to build a home for themselves!
The reasons people had for living in tiny, often mobile and off the grid homes, were multiple.
One, they could save a lot of money, which in turn gave them the freedom to spend their time more to their liking. One of the couples moved from a 2BHK in California to a tent house in New Mexico to raise their kids in a more natural environment and spend more time with them. Others are often inspired by the idea of minimalistic living.
Some of them believe in cutting down on essentials to prioritize the really important things in life. Some wanted to be always on the move, so off-grid, the mobile house with its electric power(through solar panels) and its water harvesting system could be taken anywhere with very little effort.
There are so many unconventional choices that people make and some of these are hidden in various nooks and corners of the world. These people had the excitement and the courage to try something new and a lot of them found a lot more happiness and satisfaction in this way of life. We get pulled into so many choices unconsciously that we rarely stop and ask ourselves what value that choice is adding into our lives.
“Interesting isn’t it! ”
Wanna learn more about this concept
let me show you some ideas on how to make these small spaces make wonders. Well like I stated before there are quite a lot of ideas brought out already. Below I’ll be showing you some existing ideas with an extra touch of mine which is following our culture.
How to make your small space a better place to live in :
Make a Small Living Room Seem Larger
If your living room is cramped and cluttered, the last thing you’ll want to do is spend time in there. That is unless you trick your eye into thinking space is bigger than it appears. It’s not magic; it’s just smart styling.
- Let The Light Pour In If your living room has access to a ton of natural light, don’t block it out with dark curtains. Let light pour in to make space feel more airy and open.
- Play With Scale Don’t be afraid of making a big statement in a small space. There’s a difference between clutter and well-curated collections and dramatic design moments.
- Keep It Cozy Leaning into the smallness of space can be what makes it feel genuinely cozy and inviting. Keep seating close together and intimate, and choose a plush, soft rug, etc.
- Make it Multi-Purpose If you don’t have room for a separate living room, family room, and home office, combine each concept into one space.
- Raise the living area If you have so much to store, raise your living space by afoot to make storage area underneath it.
Make your kitchen space seem larger
You finally have that home to call your own. It’s perfect, yet that kitchen is a bit tiny, but you are going to make it work in your awesome way. There are so many different small kitchen design and decor ideas out there, and here is a great selection to help get your creative mind thinking.
- Build-in Your Seating Save a few inches by building in a banquette. While a regular table requires you to have at least a couple of feet behind each chair for people to be able to slide back easily when getting up, the slide-in banquette requires no space at all. That way, you can focus on using all the space to maximize the number of people you’ll fit around the table.
- Bringing your Storage to the Ceiling Storage can be a challenge in a small kitchen, but there’s one space that’s often overlooked: the top of kitchen cabinets. Whether you’re building in more cupboards to extend to the ceiling or simply displaying larger items on the top shelves, use that vertical space to your advantage.
- Locate the kitchen beside stairs If you have stairs next to kitchen space directing to your bedrooms you can use the obvious space beneath the stairs for storage as well.
Make your sleeping loft /bedroom seem larger
“Is your tiny bedroom getting you down? Don’t worry I’ve got answers for that as well.” Below you’ll see small-bedroom ideas that will maximize your space and bring new life to your room. It may seem like your options are confined to squeezing in a bed but there are ways to pack plenty of style into your limited space. They’re cozier and you don’t have to waste money furnishing a room with a seating area no one will ever use.
- Keep the Layout Simple There’s usually an obvious main wall to put the bed, try floating the bed frame in the middle of the room, or at an angle in the corner. Place the bed in the center of the main wall, rather than pushing one side up against the adjacent wall. Having room to walk on either side is key not only for room flow but also to give you space to make your bed if you’re into that sorta thing.
- Bring In Plenty of Light Adding plenty of light sources is key to keeping the room from feeling dark and claustrophobic. Decorative overhead lighting like a pendant or chandelier (instead of ceiling cans), bedside table lamps, a floor lamp, and even reading sconces will add to the ambiance.
Now, you must be thinking why I chose the title “ INDIA into the next level of architecture and design.” Well, there is a good explanation for that as well, like in the beginning, I told “the one solution to many problems.” Yes, this is a big solution to many of our environmental issues like deforestation, water scarcity, toxic waste disposal, and some of our financial issues like affordability and so on.
To sum up, this concept will not just be an asset to our country but also the citizens of our country.
Well, that’s the end of it!