It was 1,100 sq ft. in size and had two bedrooms and 1 bathroom. We brought four babies home to that house and maximized every inch of the space on a budget!

Less is actually best. There is something so special about repurposing old furniture, thrifting pieces instead of purchasing new and learning to be content with what the Lord has given you.

We had a tiny galley style kitchen that packed a punch for the size. We made the most of the cabinet space and kept just enough of what we needed.  We knew our budget and stuck with it.

The Kitchen

My favorite part about having a smaller kitchen is that it’s easy to bring charm to the space by adding in a few special touches on my own.

Add Special Touches for Character

I re-arranged that space a LOT! It was like we had a new area without spending money! With each new season, I would arrange things to work for that season of life.

The Dining Room

It was 1,100 sq. ft. total. It had 2 bedrooms, 1 small bathroom, a kitchen, dining room, living room and tiny laundry/storage room.

How many total rooms did the house have?

Find a space for everything! Having clutter from counters kept the kitchen from feeling like it was swallowing me up.

How to not always have cluttered counters when you don’t have many cabinets?


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