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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

5 Ways to Maximize a Small Living Space

While living in a smaller space can surely feel confining and restricting, it certainly isn’t a reason to feel discouraged. Smaller spaces can have a lot of personality and there are actually a lot of handy tricks that can help you maximize your home and make the most out of what you have available. So, instead of despairing and coming to terms with the fact that you’re facing a lifelong imprisonment, you better take matters into your own hands. If you‘re still wondering how to actually…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on February 17, 2018 at 3:00pm

6 tips on how to decorate a tiny house

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Tiny houses are becoming incredibly popular. No wonder - they are easy to maintain, simple for tidying up and cheap to live in.

Still, decorating a tiny house isn't easy because most of us don't know how to make a couple of smart choices and make the best out of really small space. So, here are a couple of tips:

1. Colors for visually bigger space

If you have one large room in your tiny home or a couple of smaller ones, the colors you choose will create more open space, providing you choose them carefully. A dining area or the living room will have a great contrast if you opt for vivid, but not aggressive colors combined with the abundance of daylight. On the other hand, if you have several smaller, darker rooms, then bright colors are a must, for example, peachy color or a light red. Don't overdo with the kitchen color, stick to lighter ones, while the bathroom can be a playful combination of strong contrasts.

2. Multi-purpose furniture

You don't have a lot of space to waste, so make sure most of the furniture you buy is multi-functional. Folding furniture is a great choice, as it can change shape, meaning that the ironing board can have a mirror on the other side and get be easily put away when you don't need it anymore. Sofas and armchairs that also serve as storage are another way of saving space. Do a research on pages with multi-purpose furniture and you'll get more ideas.

3. Wallpaper

This is a great option for decorating your home because it takes almost none space, while making the room a lot prettier or cozy. Animal print or a forest - that's up to you and your overall home style. One wall covered with wallpaper can do magic. If you want something more daring, apply strips of wallpaper to stairs, namely to the underside of each step.

In case your home has wood-paneled walls, put a wall liner first so the grooves can't be seen.

4. Window decorations

The more windows you have, the bigger the opportunity for decoration you have. To be clear, this isn't just about the curtains. Certain types of curtain rods and valances and carefully chosen curtains and awnings can be utilized for decoration and providing privacy.

If you use your imagination, a good curtain or a valance can serve as a wall mural, without taking up too much space. Curtain rods can add to the overall impression if you bother to find the ones that fit best with the curtains. Hanging the curtains higher than the top side of the window and further on its both sides will make the room visually larger.

5. Lighting

Add some flair to your home with lighting fixtures. Hanging lights are a better option than table lamps as they save you some space. If you have a low ceiling, use string lighting that comes in all shapes and is easy to install. Pendant lamps come in really small sizes and they are a great addition to the living room. If you prefer a fancy style, mini-chandeliers will do - small in size, big in luxury!

6. Mirrors

Obviously, mirrors are perfect for tricking our eyes into thinking the room is bigger than it is. The great thing about mirrors is that you can find any kind of frame you need to complete the style in the room. Any design motif you can think of can be found if you try, just decide which one you need.

Tiny comment at the end

Like any other home, tiny homes need some time to become completely comfortable, cozy and warm for its owners. Changes need time, so allow yourself to make mistakes and enjoy the process!

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