You have to make your home design work for you.
There are thousands of nice to have things we can put in our homes. However, when we are working with smaller spaces in a Tiny House, we need to focus on what we truly need.
Different people use their homes differently, and no matter how much easier it would be if one setup worked for everyone, it does not. We have to drill down to our own needs and adjust accordingly.
For me, the essentials would be to have a great place to cook. I would have much more of the space dedicated to a stunning kitchen, and less space to a lounge area. I would perhaps set up some wonderfully comfortable stools around a kitchen island to socialise around. If you are looking for an example of someone who uses a small kitchen with great success, look to Rachel Khoo and her Little Paris Kitchen.
Others might despise cooking and want more of a kitchenette and a much more extensive lounge. Alternatively, you might want a more luxurious bathroom and large wardrobes.
When setting out the floorplan, careful thought needs to be given to how you will use the home. We already covered the basic design essentials here.
Personalise the space for your own needs.
For developers, this poses a problem. You cannot easily cater to everyone's needs, so what to do. The solution is to provide an excellent base from which end users can customise a property to their own needs. However, too many options turn you into a custom builder and create far too many expenses. Limit options to less than a handful of more significant changes.
It is essential to find a balance between what you want and what you need. The same goes for what your purchasers might want and need.
When it comes to smaller properties, Robert Browning said it best: "Less is more."