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9 ways to live large in a tiny home

Opt for 'better' over 'more'
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Opt for 'better' over 'more'

One of the big advantages of a small home is that you can outfit it with the best of everything relatively inexpensively, says Tyson Spiess, co-host of HGTV's "Tiny Luxury," and partner/contractor with Tiny Heirloom.

When you're selecting finishes -- such as flooring, cabinets or countertops -- the cost differences between top-of-the-line materials and run-of-the-mill options are nearly negligible, he says.

"Because the space is so much smaller, you can afford nicer things," he says.

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