At Teacup, we are not just experts in small spaces; we are passionate advocates for the beauty and possibilities that come with tiny living. We understand that every decision counts when it comes to maximizing the potential of your tiny home. Contrary to popular belief, building a tiny house is not easier due to its smaller size. In fact, it requires meticulous attention to detail and a keen understanding of how to make every square inch count.
We have poured our hearts and souls into ensuring that every inch of your Teacup home serves a purpose, and today, we want to share with you some of the features that make us particularly proud.
1. Where To Put The Small Things
Let's start with the little things—the places to set the small stuff. While many people focus on storage for larger items like sporting equipment or appliances, we believe that the key to successful small-space living lies in the thoughtful consideration of the minutiae. Coats, keys, purses, dog leashes, and shoes—these seemingly insignificant items can make or break your experience in a tiny home. We have diligently worked to ensure that you never have to experience the inconvenience of carefully stacking and unstacking your space to access something you need.
Take, for example, our storage stairs. Within the stairs, we have ingeniously incorporated little cubbies that provide effortless access to your essentials as you head out the door. And if you prefer to keep these items out of sight, slide-out baskets offer a quick and elegant solution. The Bernice plan showcases this feature beautifully, with stairs leading to the main loft.
But the small-item storage in Bernice doesn't stop there. Optional shelving in the loft is perfect for books, a candle, or an antique clock—objects that effortlessly combine aesthetics with utility. In fact, we have numerous examples of innovative storage solutions that are optional throughout all of our floorplans, such as kitchen toe-kicks and built in living room shelving.
2. It's All About The Lighting
Now, let's talk about light and lightness—the intangible elements that create an emotional connection with your tiny cottage. In our Ruby Model, you'll notice high windows that may seem impractical at first glance. However, these windows serve a vital purpose: flooding your home with abundant natural light. Light is the lifeblood of a tiny home, and we understand its transformative power. For an even more captivating experience, imagine entering your Teacup through a front door with full lite glass—a decision that brings the outside in and elevates your home to new heights.
But our pursuit of lightness doesn't stop at windows and doors. We have a kitchen trick up our sleeves. While you have the freedom to choose the color of your cabinets, our design philosophy favors darker lower cabinets paired with lighter open shelving above. This deliberate contrast accomplishes two things: it conceals what you wish to hide while accentuating what you want to display. Additionally, this gradient effect—from darker and more covered to lighter and more open—creates the illusion of a larger space, drawing your eyes and your spirit deeper into your Teacup.
3. Dedicated Eating Areas
Finally, we understand the significance of dedicated eating spaces in a tiny home. Mealtimes are not just about sustenance; they are moments of connection and bonding. Yet, many tiny builds overlook the importance of providing a proper place to enjoy a meal. At Teacup, we cherish the experience of coming together over food, and we have made it a priority to create functional dining spaces in our designs.