But rather than lamenting the loss of that extra bedroom, third bathroom or wine cellar, Aussies are progressively coming to terms with small-house living as an opportunity to maximise functionality and intelligent design within their homes.
Smaller houses are here to stay, so here are 5 ways you can make the most of the space you have and create something stunning in the process. You may be amazed at how big your home feels after all!
1) Let there be light!
2) It’s all gotta go!
3) Select multipurpose furnishings
However, in some instances, less is more and you should forgo incorporating storage features. Dining tables, for example, will only make the room look larger if their legs are raised, as the gap between the floor and the table top creates a more open feel, enhancing the illusion of space.