Things You Shouldn't Compromise On When Investing In A Tiny Home

Posted on: 24 February 2023

Tiny homes are becoming increasingly popular as people look to simplify their lives and downsize. But, when investing in a tiny home, there are certain things you should not compromise on. You don't have to break the bank, but if you want your tiny house to last for years and remain comfortable, here are three important things you should be sure not to skimp on.


Good insulation is key for keeping your tiny house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Insulation also helps reduce noise and dampen sound from outside and between rooms. It's also important for keeping out pests and moisture that can cause damage over time. Spend a little extra on quality insulation to ensure your tiny home will be comfortable year-round.

Many tiny homes use foam boards or spray foam insulation, which can be expensive upfront but will save you money in the long run. These materials are also more durable than traditional insulation and provide better protection against the elements.

Additionally, make sure that whatever kind of insulation you choose has a high R-value (how well it insulates). The higher the value, the better insulated your home will be.

Windows & Doors

High-quality windows and doors are essential for both comfort and safety. They will help keep your home airtight, reducing drafts and saving energy. Quality windows also offer more natural lighting, can be customized for various opening styles, and function as both an escape route and security feature.

Make sure whatever windows you choose are energy efficient so they won't let hot or cold air escape from your home. And for the door, make sure it's made of steel or another durable material like fiberglass to withstand all kinds of weather conditions. You'll also want to invest in good locks so no one can enter your tiny home without permission.

Appliances & Furnishings

When it comes to furnishing, look for pieces made from high-quality materials like wood or metal that won't easily break down over time. This includes everything from kitchen appliances like refrigerators and ovens to beds and couches. Most tiny homes dealers will include the prices of these items in their quote but make sure to double-check anyway. You don't want to end up with a much higher bill than expected.

Quality furnishings will make your tiny home feel more like a real house instead of just an empty space with a few basic amenities. So make a list of what you can't afford to skimp on and invest in the best quality you can find. 

Contact a local real estate service, such as Factory Showcase Homes LLC, to learn more. 


What's In a Contract?

Those who build things and repair things for a living are often referred to as contractors. This may seem like an odd term, but it traces back to the fact that these folks work on a contract-by-contract basis. First, they may work under a contract associated with your home. Then, they may take on another client under a new contract. Plumbers, HVAC repair teams, builders, painters — they are all contractors in some way. Construction workers are also contractors. We encourage you to read and learn more about their professions and what they involve here on this blog, where we'll post often.

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