Buying Tiny House Appliances: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid

One of the biggest challenges of building a tiny house is finding space to fit the essentials. Although many kitchen appliances are things you can do without (toasters and blenders, for example) a few are must-haves, and it takes some careful planning to fit them all in. Here are a few things to look for in order to avoid a few of the common pitfalls in choosing tiny house appliances.

  1. Electrical System
    Does your tiny house have a 20, 30 or 50-amp electrical system? That will have an impact on your selection, since you don’t want to choose something that won’t work properly.
  2. Storage Capacity
    Don’t forget the functionality! You want small, but not too small. Unlike RV appliances, tiny house appliances will have to serve you year-round, not just for small bursts during vacations. A college-style minifridge is probably not going to do the trick.
  3. Square Footage
    Take a close look at the footprint of the appliance before you buy. In a tiny house, it makes sense to go with appliances that have the smallest possible footprint and utilize vertical space instead. When it comes to fridges, for instance, Danby’s tiny house fridge line has units that range from 72x76cm to as small as 54x56cm.
  4. Reviews
    Have you done your research? Really done it? Thanks to the Internet, we no longer have to rely on the word of a salesperson on whether or not an appliance is worth our hard-earned cash. So don’t miss the opportunity to hear real-life impressions of what it’s like to live with an appliance before you commit.
  5. Trend vs Timelessness
    You have lots of choices when it comes to home comfort from Danby, with appliances in all different colours and finishes. The choice of whether to go with something trendy (like a brightly-coloured retro-style fridge) or something more subdued (like a plain white or stainless steel one) is another thing that should take some consideration. You don’t want to invest in an appliance, only to get sick of it when trends move on a few years later; if you’re planning to use an appliance for the long haul, it might be better to get something that won’t look outdated in a few years’ time.