Over the weekend, I realized I haven’t shared a tour of the main space in our 320-square-foot barn apartment (tiny house) since we moved in back in November.
The truth is, I don’t love the photos when I take them. While it’s very livable, it also appears a bit cluttered in photos. Probably because there are lots of open storage solutions (like our kitchen shelves, our IKEA island and DIY toy storage). And it’s a pretty small space, so there are lots of things that needs stored in a small space.
But, that’s life. And I figured now is as good of a time as any to share again.
(Forgive the fact that my two-year-old is asleep in his bedroom in these pictures. There’s really no way to hide a body in 320-square-feet and nap time is the only time I had to take photos without toys everywhere. And, woo-hoo for coveted nap times.)
Here’s the view from the door – you can see our IKEA daybed (serving as our bed and sofa, with the extra twin mattress stored behind), our country-inspired photo wall, my wardrobe (holding all my clothes), our IKEA island (which serves as extra kitchen storage and our eating area).
Here’s a little close-up at our microwave area. (Almost all of our pantry items and baking goods are stored in these cabinets.) We mounted my spices to the side, which is pretty convenient.
On the other side, we have the hub of the kitchen. We do have a full-size fridge and stove. The hanging bar (from IKEA) has containers that hold all of our silverware and dish-washing stuff. Plus, we hang all of our Norwex towels to dry and oven mitts on the hooks for easy access.
Here’s another view of the island-slash-table-slash-office-slash-play table. It’s a pretty heavily used space. And it’s already covered in markers from my budding artist. My computer and notebooks are stored away to charge in the galvanized container. I store the vacuum on the opposite side of the island and we have our hanging paperwork organizer (for bills, filing, coupons, etc.) on the back side of the wardrobe.
And here’s a quick view from the opposite side, where you can see the television, built-ins, and dog bed. You can also see the mess of art supplies and medicines that get stored above the fridge to keep them from getting into Henry’s hands. This is something that bothers me, but I can’t seem to find a better solution yet.
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