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Building Phase 7 – Interior

Our Tiny, Tiny Kitchen – Part Two

September 9, 2017

It’s time to post the follow up to our first Kitchen update. We’ve been working on several projects at once, but we finally have our kitchen cabinets looking great. The cabinets have been one of our hardest projects so far. Because there are so many moving parts, everything has to fit together perfectly, be perfectly level and square, and function correctly. It took us a few tries to get it right.

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Tiny Floors – Installing Vinyl Plank Flooring

July 31, 2017

You guys. YOU GUYS. I am soooo behind! This blog is so out of date! Yikes. Yikes. Yikes.

Just assume from now on that I am always about 3 to 4 months behind schedule in updating this thing. Anyone who comes to visit us is always surprised by how far along we are on the house, because of course, the blog is so behind. So….if you want to really see how the house is coming along you should just stop by and say hello! Any excuse for a visit, right? Now, on to updates! This post is about our floors. This was a project I took on by myself, so in all honestly, we’re lucky this even came out right.

I love the dark, rough cut finish we chose for the vinyl floors. The variations look really great.

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Interior & Window Trim

May 8, 2017

This is just a quick picture-post update. Because there is already an extensive post of outside trim, I didn’t think it was necessary to write too much about the interior trim. I’ll include a few extra details in the picture captions, if you’re interested in reading.

It’s a bit strange, but for quite a while it seemed like no matter how much we worked, the house seemed to look exactly the same. Of course it changed, but it always felt like a box under construction. Just in the last few weeks, though, it feels like we’ve finally broken through. Things are feeling more polished. Of course we still have a lot of work to do, but our projects seem to be making a bigger and bigger impact each step of the way. How exciting! Continue Reading…

Our Tiny, Tiny Kitchen – Part One

April 11, 2017

If you know me, you know one of my favorite hobbies is eating. So, imagine my delight when we started working on the best part of the house: the kitchen! I think everyone agrees that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and even if our kitchen is small, it doesn’t mean that it can’t make a big impact.

We had some big decisions to make, not only about how we would lay everything out and look, but also about how our kitchen would function for us. A tiny house kitchen requires a bit of adjusting of how storage/prep work/cooking happens in the space. Even more so than in other spaces in a tiny house, the kitchen has an extremely delicate balance of what is required to be a functioning space and what can be given up to allow for extra room. Defining this space for our use was the first step in moving forward.

The kitchen is coming together now!

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Light It Up – Tiny House Lighting

March 19, 2017

Ok, let’s just skip the same intro to every post I write about how it’s been too long since I’ve updated the blog and am terrible at keep this thing current. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get on with this quick little update about our tiny house lighting. It’s probably not going to be a groundbreaking post, but try to enjoy yourself.

Lighting was one of the first things we tackled when planning the house, and we actually bought our light fixtures pretty early on. We just couldn’t install them until we gotten to a certain point in our building process. We got our main lighting up a while ago once the ceiling was installed and painted, including the dimmable light in the sleeping loft. You might remember reading about how we struggled with the brightness and whiteness of LED lights here. But, overall the installation of the ceiling lights was fairly straight forward and easy.

The LED lights for the ceiling.

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