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Decorating a Small Home Office - Top 5 Tips

Even though your apartment may not be large, you can always find space to build a small home office. You just need to be a little more creative and find a way to incorporate everything you need in there. In order to help you decorate it according to the latest trends and create a place which will inspire you to work hard and be fully concentrated, we’ve singled out our top 5 tips on how to achieve this fast and easy. Feel free to take a…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on August 25, 2018 at 3:46am

Tiny Bathroom Decorating Tips

Living in a tiny house has numerous perks, including lower construction costs, lower energy bills, easier maintenance, cheaper decorating, and, of course, minimal impact on the environment. However, while it is quite easy to get accustomed to the small square footage in almost every room, we usually discover that we could always benefit from extra space in the kitchen and the bathroom. If you are struggling with decorating a cramped bathroom, we’ll help you…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on August 2, 2018 at 7:00am

Décor Changes to Make Your Tiny Home Feel All Fresh and New

No matter how spacious your home is, it’s always going to be too small to fit all the things you’d like to keep around. However, even the tiniest of homes can be utilized if you plan ahead and find sustainable ways to make the most of the space you own. From hidden storage area to multifunctional furniture, there are lots of ideas you can try out and use literally every inch you own. So, if you too are living in a small home, but still have big plans, here are a few ways to make it feel…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on July 6, 2018 at 5:56pm

Small Bathroom Design Issues

No matter how small your bathroom might be, it still offers a world of design inspiration. With little creativity and improvisation, you can overcome some of the most common design problems of small bathrooms and transform yours into a truly relaxing oasis.  …

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on May 9, 2018 at 3:22am

10 Things I wish I knew before I built a tiny house, by Dominic Mangano

10 Things I wish I knew before I built a tiny house.                                                                                              Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc.

November 7, 2016

 

1.      Trailer don’t skimp on the foundation. Be sure axles are rated for the weight. 10K GVW over is CDL gray area.

 

2.      Weight, understand how much the house will weigh and what will be required to safely pull the house. Keep it balanced.

 

3.      Budget, stretching it is good, but will compromise the time. Cost vs. your time and the overall length of time to build.

 

4.      Building tiny is different than living tiny, are you in the mind set. Ready for the lifestyle change. What are your needs? Eat Sleep poop and reproduce. Understand your life journey and what your short and long term goals are.

 

5.      102” and 162” Understanding legal road limits.

 

6.      If it looks like it will leak it will leak, sky lights and adequate roof pitches. Valleys and end wall flashing.

 

7.      Don’t try and cram too much in. Sounds great, looks wonderful on paper, but very overwhelming to build too much in too little space. Allow the design to remain fluid throughout.

 

8.      Hire a professional when it comes to mechanicals. Plumbing, Gas, and electrical is best left up to a professional. Technicians are required by state codes to stay on top of ever changing regulations. Built to national code standards whether RV or house.

 

9.      Doors and Windows are expensive, use millwork that seals tight. No single pane windows and no handmade doors. Stick with new or gently used doors and windows. Allow the house to breath for heathy atmosphere. Ventilate roofs, add both cooking and bathroom fans.

 

10.  Fresh water

Water weighs 7lbs per gallon. Each person requires a gallon of water per day. Carrying it becomes quite a chore the novelty quickly wares off.

Waste Water

Compost toilets are difficult and require maintenance. They are not at all what they are cracked up to be. An outhouse is so much more efficient.

 

 

Domenic Mangano President/Senior Designer

www.JamaicaCottageShop.com

Direct 802 366 3025

Company 802 297 3760 ext 105

 

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