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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

Most Common Electrical Problems in Tiny Homes

Tiny homes are one of the biggest crazes in the last couple of years. These ingenious living spaces may not have that much room, but their designs and layouts are made so that everything fits in perfectly without having to sacrifice many things. Sure, you won’t have a giant bathtub, but that is not their intended purpose.

While we can talk about different tiny home designs for hours, that is not the topic of…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on April 10, 2018 at 4:00am

Great Design Ideas for Tiny Yards

Buying a home is very exciting yet it requires some compromises. Normally, your budget will determine the size and the type of home you’ll be able to afford. This might mean that you will have to choose a home with only one garage, or a home with a small backyard instead of a large one.

However, keep in mind that bigger isn't always better. Compared to spacious outdoor places, small yards can mean less cleaning but…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on April 5, 2018 at 6:14am

5 Tips to Give Your Tiny Home an Elegant Vibe

There’s nothing more frustrating than being a design enthusiast who lives in a tiny apartment or home. So many great ideas and so much design inspiration, but not enough space! However, even the tiniest of homes can be styled up and reinvented. You can easily design a comfy, chic home with an…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on March 12, 2018 at 5:32am

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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