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Love Your Little House: Home Tour and 6 Tips


I love house tours.  I love seeing how people use their space, how they make small rooms work for them, and how their décor flows throughout the house.

So when my friend posted pictures of this house, for sale by owner, on facebook, I immediately asked if I could feature it on my blog, because there are so many great lessons for Little House owners.

Lesson #1: Your little house CAN have an eat-in kitchen. In this case, the homeowners used a custom built island with a live-edge top and comfy bar stools to create more counter and eating space in this relatively small kitchen.

live edge island

Lesson #2: Smart furniture makes the most of a space. The living room is home to a small sofa with chaise, and a vintage dresser acts as the tv stand and provides a ton of storage.


Lesson 3: Vertical board and batten makes the ceiling look higher.

stained trim seating area

(And let’s take a moment to appreciate the natural stained trim…It doesn’t all have to be painted, folks!)

small dining room


Lesson 4: Small spaces can be glamorous.  The house may only have one bathroom, but it is GORGEOUS.

gray bathroom

And the gilded mirror in the tiny mudroom area is a show-stopper.

board and batten mudroom

Lesson 5: Have a little fun with your décor in the private spaces. I love this pink bed and stenciled wall.

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Lesson 6: Extend your living quarters outside. This cozy little patio and playhouse make the outside space work for the whole family.


Thanks, Maggie, Joel and Cora, for sharing your home with us! It is great inspiration for the rest of us who live in and love Little Houses!


(By the way, we still don’t have bird flu! And the number of new cases seems to be slowing down.  Now we just need the gov’t to speed up their response plan. Thank you to all of you who shared last week’s post about how bird flu would affect my family farm.)

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  1. Beautiful home! They've done such a great job of decorating.

  2. Super cute!

    Although, in the house we're about to buy, there is no possible way to have an eat-in kitchen. I'm still trying to figure out where to put the fridge. And, you know, where to stand. (Yes. It's that small.)

  3. Such a cute house! And yay for no bird flu!