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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

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 today’s article. Instead, we will talk about the most common electrical problems owners of tiny houses run into. So, let’s not waste any more time, and get right into it.

Mandatory connection to the electrical grid

One of the core reasons why people decide to live in tiny homes is their ability to be self-sustainable. As you can imagine, tiny homes don’t require that much electricity, so their owners usually decide to disconnect from the electrical grid and use some type of renewable energy. However, some cities don’t allow properties to be off the grid. Regardless of whether you are using the city’s power or not, you will have to pay the upkeep costs. Sure, this is not a real problem and some people don’t mind paying a small fee, but nonetheless, it should be noted for all of you looking to go completely off the grid.

Difficult wiring job

Many tiny house owners are also huge DIY fans. And one of the biggest problems they come across while designing their tiny home is wiring. Because they are not working with a lot of surface area and everything needs to fit perfectly, many DIY builders leave this task to a professional, even the experienced ones. This will guarantee that you won’t have to call a 24/7 emergency electrician every other week because your fuse has blown, you overloaded your power points, and so on. Sure, it will cost you extra, but you will be able to sleep knowing that your wiring is done properly.

Going 100% green

Even though tiny homes don’t require a ton of power, it can still be challenging to rely on green energy completely. That is why many owners always have a backup system in case they don’t have enough juice to power up the home. For example, many of them use generators that run on fuel. However, they can be noisy. Another common alternative is to plug into the electrical grid, just as RVs do. This will allow you to use appliances like blenders, toaster ovens, small air conditioning units, and so on.

Not enough outlets

As you can imagine, tiny homes usually don’t come with many electrical outlets. While this is a problem for many people, there is a reason why tiny homes have just a couple of them. This is mainly because you can easily overload your system and cause power outages. However, if you need more outlets, just get an extension cord, but make sure you don’t turn on all your appliances at once so that your breaker doesn’t pop.

Lights flickering during bad weather

Finally, because many tiny house owners are often moving from place to place, there can be some wear and tear on the wiring. If the lights flicker when there is bad weather outside, and especially when it’s windy, then your wires could be frayed. This can be extremely dangerous because frayed wires can start a fire. So, make sure you resolve this problem as soon as you notice it.

That is all for today. As you can see, even these five electrical problems with tiny homes are not that severe. Just make sure you hire a licenced and experienced electrician to do the wiring in your tiny home, and you will avoid most of these problems.

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