The Art of Living in a Small Space in Portsmouth New Hampshire
Need to use every cubic inch?
Tired of taking care of a large home?
home in Long Beach California means paying a higher price and living in
smaller spaces; this is also true in the Seacoast areas of Maine
and New Hampshire when buying a home or condo in Portsmouth.
Baby boomers are entering their senior years
and are searching for smaller spaces to care for and single story
homes. They are seeking smaller but elegant spaces. Living
in a smaller space has its challenges
but that doesn’t necessarily mean that ones style of living needs to
Living in a small space certainly
has its challenges and rewards. A small
mess in a large home is a huge mess in small space. One needs to be a neat freak in small
Counter tops need to be kept clear since space is at a
minimum; attach those appliances to the underside of your cabinets. Don’t underestimate the amount of storage you
need. An entire wall of closets, cabinets and drawers can go a long way.
Here are some helpful hints for your small space in your Portsmouth NH home or condo:
empty space under staircases. Steps
can become drawers.
buy a lot of stuff you don’t need.
every square inch of your space wisely.
your kitchen cabinets to the ceiling.
the large bulky fridge with an under
the space at the top of your closet, all the way to the ceiling.
- A platform
bed with drawers will provide badly needed storage. Or use under bed
containers and vacuum seal
storage bags to store unused items.
out of season clothing in unused luggage.
- Pocket doors don’t take up the
space a regular door does.
door spaces are wasted. Add
- Turn a
door into a bookcase.
- Use dramatic
lighting and wall
sconces pointing up. Have
lighting options, lighting makes a big difference.
- Glass doors
pass light through and make spaces feel larger.
- A combo washer/dryer will save
space and can be placed under a countertop in a bath or kitchen.
the highest use for your electronic equipment. Build in TV & Stereo, or get rid of
them and the bulky computer terminal; replace them with a top of the line
laptop and stream your TV and music through it.
soft, light colors they open up small spaces.
lots of mirrors,
they double light as well as opening up small spaces.
Small spaces save lots of money on construction, heating,
a/c and furnishing. Smaller square
footage means smaller property tax bills. And who doesn’t like a smaller Portsmouth NH real estate property tax bill??
Authored by: Laurie Manny of Long Beach
California Real Estate
Thank you Laurie!
Are you thinking about making the coastal areas around Portsmouth New
Hampshire or southern Maine your home? Call me today at 603-431-1111 x
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Ann Cummings, New
RE/MAX Coast to Coast
Coastal Areas of NH & Southern Maine