This Elliott Ripper House by Christopher Polly Architect is one superb small house design that turns a small space into an impressive looking home. The design successfully created the feeling of unlimited space within the small house. From the images, it look like the house is big but the truth there is only 1 bedroom on the second floor and a living room + kitchen on the first. However the small house design created a very good illusion that the house has more than that.
Let’s take a closer look at what are some of the space space design that we can learn from.
Inside the living room, we can see an obstructed view of the entire space. There is no pillars or walls that might make the space look clutter. The staircase is being cleverly laid to the side to again avoiding adding clutter to the space. Also notice how the storage space has been laid by the wall as well to leave plenty of room in the middle.
A general dose of white color has also been used. This use of light colors to amplify the space of a room has been a running theme among all the small house designs that we have seen. It is something that you should use for your own design.
Now, we take a look at the bedroom and the corridor leading from the bedroom to the staircase.
One obvious thing is the use of natural light to give more ‘breathing space’ to the narrow corridor and the small bedroom. The design on the latter is especially impressive as it really makes the whole bedroom seems large. So, for those who have a small bedroom, allowing plenty of light can make a small room look bigger.
Also notice that white is again used here to create the illusion of a larger space.
From this beautiful small house design, here are the main takeaways:
- Use lots of white or other light colors
- Allow natural light to enter the house as much as possible
- Put as much as furniture or fixture to the wall to create more space in the middle
- Remove as much obstacles as possible to avoid a cluttered look