Gemma's Fits Just Perfectly

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Name:
Gemma
Location:
Ottawa Canada
Square Feet:
750
Division:
International
What I Love About My Small Home:
There are a lot of things that I love about our wee little home: It always feels cozy, doesn't take long to clean or cost much to heat, and it fits my hubby and I just perfectly.
When we bought our bungalow we knew that we didn't need all of the space and that it would be nice to get some rent to help pay our mortgage (we chose to live in our favourite trendy neighbourhood where the house prices are pretty high!). So, we renovated the basement to turn it into a one-bedroom apartment which we rent out. This helps us out financially and suits us really well. We love our little home!
Biggest Challenge of Living in a Small Space
I am a thrift-shop hunting, interior design loving, DIY gal, so I am constantly wanting to try new things and switch up the decor. I even write about my adventures of transforming our home on a shoestring budget on my blog, the sweetest digs (www.thesweetestdigs.com).
Since we are pretty limited on the number and size of rooms, I can't always grab that bargain dresser or use all of my favourite paint colours. To try to solve this problem, I created a rule for myself which was to sell/donate anything we aren't using instead of hanging onto it "in case". So, if I buy a new chair, I need to get rid of the old one (or whatever was taking it's place). That way I can change things up and try new ideas, but not get overwhelmed with "stuff".
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