In our lovely tiny home, I refuse to sacrifice high priced quality over our needs. Just because someone is a minimalist, in no way does that mean they’re also broke. I particularly like luxury items—the difference is that I love luxury items that are absolutely quality items as well, however most folks go after designers that may look flashy, but their products don’t actually hold up to wear and tear. We’re also just used to our clothes or shoes falling apart after a year or more, and furniture needing to be upgraded in a few years too. Well, if people had looked for actual handcrafted quality, instead of just shopping for a certain brand at a low budget, they might find things that last and don’t need constant replacements. My tiny home finally has it all—quartz countertops, beautiful real wood floors, top of the line appliances, plus furniture that is absolutely built to last for years to come. And that’s because I didn’t bother trying to buy furniture from a questionable major retailer… Factory made items are just not all built to last or holdup—they’re built to fall apart quickly so they can make more money off of you in a few years time. Instead, I always get high end furniture from our local custom built furniture store. This business has been family owned plus operated for over 50 consecutive years; they’ve been able to stay in business this long because they are dedicated craftsmen plus artisans who simply take pride in their work. For our new tiny house, I ordered just a few pieces built from the finest materials, with a gorgeous sofa fitted with the finest leather in a soft faded brown, a large coffee table that becomes a dining table as well, chairs that are entirely stored away, plus the perfect platform bed too. My high end furniture is also guaranteed for years to come, something you just can’t really say about anything from a box store.