Murdo Girl…Designs and colors

We spent the day doing the fun part of planning our tiny home. We couldn’t decide between two plans. The Trinica…which has the wall of windows in the living room area and the center kitchen, and the Meadow View…which has the rustic look and wrap-around porch with the ouside fireplace. The Meadow View also has the larger bedroom. We finally talked to the guy at the Athen’s Cottage Homes who does the custom designs. He had obviously dealt with people like us before.

We ended up with a hybrid. We’re still in the planning stages, so we didn’t get an estimate yet, but we’re told we can flip things and turn them around without added expense as long as we stay within 399 sq. ft. The upgrades are the things that will add to the total cost.

The Outside will be along the lines of these photos, except the wall facing the outdoor deck with the fireplace will be a wall of windows. We switched the living room and kitchen around. The windows will look something like the photos below, only the front cannot curve out because that will add to the square footage. We won’t have the huge windows like you see behind the couch. The indoor fireplace will be there with a window on each side. The couch or chairs will be where the cabinets are on the left. Are you thoroughly confused?

We think we got a pretty good deal on the lot, so we have some wiggle room, but you know how it is? The devil is in the details. We will be building an RV port that will also have a garage for one car. There will be a charge to bring the water and electricity from the street to where it needs to be hooked up. (I know I’m not using correct terminology, but you get it.) We are going to build a privacy fence for the dogs, and we will have the expense of the concrete for the RV/garage and the foundation for the tiny home. This is beginning to sound like a big deal doesn’t it?

I’m trying to decide on the colors. I think I want the main color to be taupe with a lighter color on the walls. The ceiling will be stained wood. I like taupe a lot and it goes well with orange. You’re just looking at colors in the photos below..not the floor plan.

This Photograph Dianna took might be a good color palette for our tiny home.


The picture below will be the design of the kitchen, but since there won’t be a loft, the whole area will be high ceilings from front to back. The fireplace won’t be in the corner. The front door will be where the window is…unless we change our minds.

1-508_log_cabin_interiorI’m sure I have confused you enough for one night. We’re going to see the models in Rockwall tomorrow, so some things could change.

I bought Kip his first gift for his first tiny home…A tiny orange fly swatter.wp-image-524610417jpg.jpg

4 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Designs and colors

  1. scoper07 January 29, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    Nice choices MG. Once you move in, do you buy those tiny boxes of cereal like we had when we weee kids? Do you get air plane sized bottles of alcohol, etc?


  2. lifelessons January 27, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    I think you’ll really enjoy having the porches and I like the idea of having the main color a light color. By that, do you mean the outside?? J


    • Mary Francis McNinch January 28, 2018 / 8:31 am

      Taupe trim and cabinets on the inside, with oyster on the walls…what do you think?


      • lifelessons January 28, 2018 / 8:35 am

        I like it. Important to have light colors in a…tiny house. Dark or wood panel walls close in on one. What about outside color?


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