In this article, we are showcasing 10 beautiful and contemporary small house design ideas that would cost you a fortune to copy and use. Many a times, it is the simple ideas that work best. We don’t have to spend a bomb to make our small house modern and beautiful. We just need to be smart about the usage of space and be creative on how to maximize them.
Here are the ideas:
#1: Prefab modern small house design
Created by Prodesi Architect and located in Bast, Czech Republic, this modern small house design is a classic example of how to turn one living space into multiple uses. Basically, the living room is the center of the home. Other spaces such as the kitchen and the study are “pushed’ to the corners and sides, thus creating the illusion that this is a bigger room than it is really is.
#2: Small house design in Toyko
LEVEL Architects has combined a playground with a small house to come up with this brilliant. The centerpiece of the house is a 3 story high slide that allows the kids to slide from one floor to the next. The slide is build around the circumference of the house so it didn’t take too much space. At the center is where normal living spaces can be designed including a very practical wall bookshelf for a narrow corridor.
#3: Modern small cabin house design
Ever wanted a cabin house but don’t have the budget to afford a big one? Try this small cabin house. It has a clever extension that can be transformed into a dining space if needed. The bedroom is located on the second floor, thus opening up more space in the living room that resides on the first.
#4: Contemporary small Japanese house design
Designed by fuse-atelier + Musashino Art University／fuse-studio, it is a work of art as the designers have to create a living space within a very harsh environment. It uses the height to great effect by dividing the living spaces into distinct floors. Stairways along the edge of the house help to avoid cluttering the middle.
#5: Modern small beachfront house design
There is a lot of nice design ideas being incorporated into this tiny beachfront house. First of all, the whole house can be completely closed or open (see picture 1 and 2). This can protect the house from strong winds or other adverse weather conditions. Inside the house, everything has been stacked along the wall or on top of each other to create more living spaces. Beds for example are bunker beds to make use of the high ceilings.
#6: Eco friendly modern Japanese house
In this house that stresses on being eco friendly, one of the most strikingly thing is the ‘black shield’ was built in front of the actual house. This ‘shield’ acts a privacy barrier while allowing lots of sunlight and wind to come through to the actual house. Within the house, the first floor cans as a storage space and an outdoor living room while the second floor is more for indoor living.
#7: Tiny Japanese house design
The design firm Atelier Tekuto had a tough challenge when they want to convert this irregular piece of land into a living space for 6. To make with this small space, suspended or hanging furniture was used as much as possible. Another trick was to push the furniture as close to the wall as possible so that the center can have more walking space.
#8: Metal small house design
#9: Unique small house design
This is another challenging design work done by William O’Brien Jr. The triangular shape means that there is more room at the bottom, rather than the top. To maximize the space, there is a lot of storage space being built at the side of the house to clear the clutter. In the middle, there is only a few pieces of furniture which leaves more walking room.
#10: Zen house design
One of the most Zen looking small house design that I have. The Zen design carries over into its interior with its minimalist furniture. There is really not much in the house except for the bare essential.