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This Colorful, 140-Ft² Tiny Home Saves Space By Using THESE…

by Cassandra Morris
Cassandra is the Senior Editor of Original Content. She loves sweet tea, binge-watching Antiques Roadshow, and petting puppies.

When I’m shopping around — whether for clothing, furniture, or even living spaces — my eye is always drawn to the most beautiful, and often most colorful, choices.

But pleasing aesthetics aren’t my only criteria: usefulness and functionality are just as important. After all, what good is a cute bag or outfit if it’s totally impractical?

That’s why I instantly fell in love when I saw this tiny house. The perfect combination of beauty and design, this colorful home is a true testament to the genius of the tiny house movement.

Sure, I’ve seen many amazing tiny homes, but this is definitely one of the most eye-catching and versatile designs I’ve ever seen.

What’s your favorite feature of this colorful tiny home? I think mine is the brilliant kitchen storage. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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In Lake Forest, IL, designers Frank Henderson and Paul Schultz have designed a truly dazzling house. Dubbed the "Toybox Tiny home," this 140-square-foot house was designed to capture a whimsical concept: "A home is a place of peace, simplicity, happiness and recreation."

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Energy and environmentally friendly, the Toybox features a thermoplastic roof, corrugated fiberglass siding, and a natural cedar foundation.

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Inside, the home was designed to be both extremely beautiful and totally functional. The living room, measuring just 7'x9', is a versatile space that takes many forms.

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With the help of its movable cubes, the living room can also function as a dining room or additional sleeping quarters. The wall-mounted squares can also move to provide a headboard for snoozing guests.

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The cube themselves each supply additional storage, allowing the home the greatest amount of use and comfort.

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To the right of the living room, the kitchen showcases the home's brilliant balance of aesthetics and functionality. Glowing cedar, shining stainless steel, and heated floors blend to create a stunning cooking experience.

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Within the warm cedar walls are hidden panels, which slide open to reveal many cabinets and cubbies.

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Beneath the counters, a refrigerator, freezer, and toaster oven are tucked away. Above, an induction cooktop, toaster, and cylindrical stainless steel sink allow for full cooking possibilities.

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Built-in storage cubes allow for a colorful dry goods pantry, while also providing additional shelf space — and of course a view of the beautiful outside world.

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Against the wall, a flattened sliver of gorgeous wood quickly becomes a cozy dining nook.

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It also doubles as an efficient work desk or craft station.

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Located beyond the kitchen, through a camouflaged cedar door, the 4'x5' bathroom is another wonder of design. A standard toilet, though not pictured, sits below the picture window.

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Beside it, the sink doubles as a shower. Beyond the curtain sits a 2'x4' closet, which holds the 20-gallon water heater and a storage space for clothes and toiletries.

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Back outside, a ship ladder unfolds to lead travelers to the cozy 6'x7' sleeping loft.

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Light pours in through the three picture windows, illuminating the warm, multi-colored wood floor. The space features ample room for a king sized bed, and a switch allows sleepers to turn off all house lights without leaving the loft.

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With its brilliant design, bold colors, and incredible functionality, I could definitely see myself living here — could you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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