Did you know you can have a full-size living environment in a tiny home? Many people think that because a tiny house is significantly smaller than a traditional stick-built home, they will lose out on all the amenities they’ve come to know and love. We are here to tell you this is not the case. 

Customizing a Tiny Home

When working with a builder, you’ll uncover the various ways to customize a tiny home. Before choosing a builder, ensure you are prepared to ask all the right questions. As a customer, you get to choose what types of finishes you want in the house, what appliances you want, and so on. Let’s break down customizations by space.


Customers need to create an environment in the kitchen that allows for ease of cooking and storing food. When downsizing your home, you want to ensure you are on top of making sure the kitchen works for your day-to-day needs. 

Some options to customize are:

  • Size of Cabinet Space
  • Toe Kick Drawers
  • Dishwasher 
  • Size of Fridge
  • Type of Oven
  • Colors of Appliances 

Living Room

The living room should feel cozy and comfortable when you are inside the home. People downsize to a tiny house from a traditional home because they intend to spend more time traveling or the outdoors. That means the living room is a space for you to wind down and enjoy your morning cup of coffee or favorite evening TV show. 

Some options to customize are:

  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Storage/Drawers 
  • Speakers
  • Ceiling Height

Bathroom/Laundry Room

There is plenty of space in a tiny home bathroom to offer full-size living. Typically your bathroom and laundry room will partner as one space. Some people may choose to leave out a laundry room, simply heading for a laundromat instead. 

Some options to customize are:

  • Washer/Dryer
  • Size of Shower
  • Finishes and Backsplash 
  • Size of Bathroom Overall

Bedroom/Loft Space

Determining how many bedrooms you need will be the first area to start. Bedroom space is generally in the loft areas of the tiny home, which can feel like it would restrict your options. However, bedrooms can still be customized to your needs. If you are a family, you’ll likely want a loft for ample sleeping space on each end of the home. Or they may wish to provide a “play space” for children that isn’t as tall as a loft stand-up loft that adults might want. 

Some options to customize are:

  • Size of Lofts
  • Quantity of Lofts
  • Built-ins for Closet Space or Shelving
  • Size of Bed
  • Mini Split for Heating or Cooling of Space 

Throughout the home

Once you have your layout decided upon, the next step is deciding on the color scheme and finishes of the house. Choosing your favorite colors and feel will make the place feel like a home. The interior of the home should be an extension of the owner. 

Some options to customize are:

  • Lighting
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Windows
  • Speakers
  • Handles or Push Drawers/Cabinets
  • Wall Texture – Shiplap, Standard Walls, etc.

We want your home to be perfect for the lifestyle that you desire. Turn Key Fabrication loves to work with clients to create their tiny home without taking away the full-size living feeling. With our vast range of experience, contact us today to see ideas and customize your ultimate tiny house.  

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