Ideas for Retro Kitchen Appliances

Retro style kitchenI‘m a retro fan. I love just everything that comes in the retro style. But what I like the most are kitchens and kitchen appliances in retro style. Maybe because they remind me of my grandmother‘s kitchen.

Just everything goes when it comes to retro kitchen appliances: toasters, refrigerators or breakfast stations. And they come in so many colors you can‘t even count them all.

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Top 3 Cordless Cellular Light Filtering Window Shades

Chicology Cordless Cellular Shade Light FilteringWe have so many ways to filter the light coming into our tiny homes. We can hang nice window curtains or we can install light filtering shades. When you have close neighbors you might be interested in getting nice looking and functional window shades.

Light filtering shades have so many advantages. With their insulating features they‘re energy efficient and at the same time they just have style and look good.

Here are some thoughts around light filtering shades that are cordless and cellular.

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How to use a One Way Mirror Film for a Tiny Home

One Way Mirror Window Glass FilmI was earlier writing about the advantage of having mirrors inside your tiny home in order to make a room look bigger. Now I will be speaking about how to use a mirror that‘s faced toward the outside of your home in order to create privacy.

This effect might be interesting if you live on your boat in a marina or in your tiny house in a densely populated neighborhood or even just for the windows on your camper or RV.

A one way mirror film has many more advantages than just creating privacy. Let‘s take a closer look.

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Top 3 Compact Mini Food Processors around $35

KitchenAid 3.5 Cup Mini Food ProcessorLiving small doesn’t mean that you have to cut back on your favorite home tasks – such as cooking. A small kitchen might give some restrictions but you‘ll discover that those restrictions aren’t really substantial.

Despite having a small kitchen such as in an RV, Camper, boat or tiny house you still want to have those practical cooking helpers around you to create your favorite meals. A food processor definitely belongs to this category. Luckily for us passionate cooks with a small kitchen there are mini food processors available.

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Smart Use of Pink Color for a Tiny Home

pink as interior design colorSo, you might think, pink isn’t the right color for your tiny home. Because you don‘t want to create an girly or tacky look? Well, I can give you good news: pink actually can work surprisingly well for every tiny home such as a tiny house, small apartment, even RV, Camper or boat and of course for Dorms.

Here are some ideas of how you can use pink as color for your home by making a fresh statement with your decor. Find out how pink can change the look of your home.

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Best Broom Holders for a Tiny Home

brooms and cleaning toolsThey are not very attractive or eye-pleasing but we still need them in our homes. I‘m speaking of brooms, mops, hand-held vacuums and all the other tools we need to keep our home clean. These items need a place that doesn’t take away too much space, that doesn’t disturb our need for aesthetics and that is still practical and easily accessible.

Well, a broom holder is the answer to these requirements. It keeps the cleaning tools together and is practical in use. And you can install them out of your sight such as behind a door or in a closet.

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Why a Shikibuton is great for a Tiny Home

Shikibuton twin sizeA Shikibuton is a simple mattress that is part of the Japanese minimalist style and therefore very interesting for every tiny living. In every home where you barely have space for a bed you might want to take a look at a Shikibuton.

In my first tiny one-room apartment back in Switzerland I needed to be creative to find a practical space for my bed. A Shikibuton certainly could have been the answer for my space problem. So, what exactly is a Shikibuton?

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Top 10 Most Visited Posts in June 2017

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Check out the Top 10 most visited posts of Little Big Life in June 2017!

 

 

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Top 3 Woven Baskets

Natural Seagrass Belly BasketWhen Germans say Giving someone a basket they mean Turning someone down. Well, if you give your tiny home a basket you most certainly don‘t turn it down. In the contrary, you add a fancy and elegant element to your home style.

Woven baskets combine two important factors for a home: practicality and beauty. As being a storage place they can be used in every space even the tiniest ones. And they belong to the more beautiful ideas for storage. I gathered some ideas about how you can use a woven basket in your tiny home.

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How to decorate a Tiny Home with Polka Dots

Gold Wall Decal DotsThere is a big variety of patterns you can use in your tiny home to make it look elegant, classy or fancy – whatever your wish might be. Today I take a closer look at how you can use polka dots to brighten up your tiny house, small apartment, RV, Camper or houseboat.

The good news is it‘s really not difficult and you will get immediate results regardless of what kinds of dotted furniture or decoration items you choose.

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Best Compact All Refrigerator 4.4 Cubic Feet

Danby Compact All Refrigerator 4.4 Cubic FeetCollege time is closing in. Are you one of the new college students thinking about how to organize your new dorm room? Switzerland back in my student times had not college system like we have it here. There were though a handful shared apartments for the out-of-town students. I like how college is organized here in the U.S.

But living in a dorm requires some organization ahead of time. You will need to decide what you want to bring with you into the tight space of a dorm room. The thought about a well-sized low-footprint refrigerator will inevitably arise too. I found a good compact all refrigerator for you.

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Top 3 Small Entrance Doormats under $15

Bertte Super Absorbent Entrance DoormatThere is not much to say about doormats, isn’t it. They do their jobs to keep your shoes clean and your home as well. If you place a doormat outdoors or indoors in front of your entrance door it will have besides being practical an aesthetic value also.

I belong to those people though who don’t need to have a welcome printed onto the outdoor doormat. But I like them when I see unique prints on other people’s doormats. For me a doormat mostly needs to be practical. Here are some thoughts about what kinds of doormats are available and best for tiny homes.

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