We promised we’d let you know when HGTV’s “Tiny House Hunters” would be airing the K2 episode. Well, we’ve gotten word that the Asheville visit will be featured this Monday, March 21st. Kim, Claire, and I are looking forward to camping out in front of the TV with a bowl of popcorn and some bubbly to celebrate. Of course, we know that our little spot will be only a few minutes long. That being said, and despite the fact that much of our floor is given over to sectionals and large dining vignettes, we are eager to show off pieces suited to more petite pads.
Monday night’s show tells the story of Tiny House Hunter Elena. She is a lovely lady with a great sense of humor and we enjoyed meeting her during the shoot. Per the episode, HGTV posts this teaser on their THH link, “After selling her restaurant in San Diego, CA, Elena is ready to start a new business, as well as a whole new life. She’s searching for a modern tiny home in the vibrant city of Asheville, NC that will give her space to entertain. With a tight budget of $50,000 for both the house and land to put it on, and the help of her friend Christian, will she find a tiny home that’s the perfect fit?”
Whether you are designing for a bitty bungalow or something bigger, K2 has some great small-space solutions. Take for example our 75 inch wide sofa equipped with a “hide-away” memory foam mattress – compact and comfy! Or maybe you are looking for an occasional chair for a tight corner or a bench that can double as a coffee table…we have it all. And if we don’t have it, we can shop it just for you. The two most important things about furnishing small is that pieces must make the most of a reduced footprint without looking miniaturized and they must be multi-functional, like the console table that doubles as a desk or an ottoman that can be appropriated as a stool for extra seating.
When space is tight, opt for track rather than roll arms, a few leggy pieces to offset bulkier upholstery, and for the trickiest dimensions, custom builds (by local K2 talent) – the extra investment up front means a perfect fit in the long run.
With spring in full flower and summer family visits just around the corner, it is a great time to freshen up your space and take a page from the Tiny House approach. We couldn’t say it better than 19th century stylist William Morris, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” Here’s to HGTV, Tiny Houses, and Asheville’s vibrant, eclectic community. Here’s to home…