Surrey HomeIts proximity to UK’s airports and frequent rail schedules to London, as well as the high incomes and amazing landscapes, makes Surrey one of the best places to live in the UK in 2015. True enough, it is home to more than a million people.

Surrey, though, has one of the most expensive homes in the country with marketing prices fetching as much as £4.5 million for an 8,000-square-feet property. Unless you have a sizeable income to pay off a potentially large mortgage, you need to live in a small home.

Fortunately, living in a ‘tiny house’ in Surrey is not so bad, especially when you have options to make it appear big:

1.  Maximise your yard.

If you cannot have a stately home, at least strive to get a home with a considerable yard space, which you can convert into an outdoor kitchen or an extra area where you can entertain your guests. As long as you do not overcrowd it, it gives the illusion of a breathable, cosy property.

2. Consider loft conversions.

Do you have an unused attic or roof space? Perhaps you should consider loft conversions. Loft conversions in Surrey are a permitted activity, which means you do not need to secure a planning permission — but there are conditions. When you are looking for a team to work on such a project, Taylor’d Loft Conversions noted to make sure that they are familiar with these regulations.

3. Think function.

Do not just invest in multi-functional pieces, but make each space multipurpose. For example, a children’s room can have a reading or a playing nook while the kitchen can feature a small office made up of a desk and a comfortable chair.

Living in Surrey does not have to cost you a lot of money, particularly when it comes to your home. Get a small home and make it big with these ideas.