There are many reasons you might want to invest in building and designing your own turnkey tiny home:
- Fast, efficient construction process with materials kept safe from the wear and tear of weather pre-construction.
- Countless amenities and add-ons to customize your design, such as a garage, custom kitchen, craftsman cabinets, a porch, state-of-the-art flooring, and more.
- A warranty and the beauty of craftsmanship designs, all while saving money.
Pratt Homes of Tyler, Texas, has been in the business of building custom tiny and modular homes for over 25 years, and our experience is that a new, manufactured tiny home is a great home option for all these reasons and more.
Another significant reason is security.
Keeping your new tiny home, family, and valuables safe and secure is top on the list of concerns of any homeowner.
Here are 5 ways to keep your tiny home safe and secure:
1. Window Coverings
When you’re designing your pre-built tiny home, windows, and natural light are always important details to consider. The right natural light can make a big difference in the atmosphere of a tiny home. Windows can help a small space feel bigger.
However, you’ll want to make sure no valuable objects, like certain furniture pieces or electronics are in direct sunlight. Continual exposure to sunlight can bleach and damage many objects.
As you design your windows, also factor in curtains, window treatments, or blinds. Not only will closed curtains help keep your home cool on hot summer days and save on energy costs, but it will keep your valuables safe.
Low-E Windows are a treated window often used in tiny and modular homes that improves the window’s thermal performance, reflecting outside heat from coming into your home. Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature is of great importance to the overall safety of your household.
Close your curtains at night and when you’re not at home to maintain privacy for your household.
2. Home Security System
A security system is always a good idea these days. With a home security system installed in your new tiny home, you can be sure the house is secure. Another benefit is that home security systems have become even easier to use and access. Look online and see what system works best for your home and situation.
Many home security systems are now even accessible from your cellphone or tablet, so you can check up on your home whether you’re at work or away on vacation. That kind of peace of mind is priceless.
3. Security Lights
Security lights on both your tiny home and any outbuildings you have will help keep them and their contents safe. A well-lit space is much harder for people to access undetected. Keeping track of who is walking around the property is always a good safety measure.
Additionally, security lights can prevent hazardous trips and falls when walking in the evening. Exterior flood lights are also a great way to remedy these types of accidents.
Security lights are an easy, proactive way to keep your family and tiny home secure. If you live in an area with some East Texas wildlife, you might get to see what four-legged creatures walk by your tiny home at night too!
4. Locks on Doors and Windows
When you’re designing your tiny modular home, talk with your modular home expert about including quality locks for all doors and windows. If all the doors and windows are secured—whether you’re home or not—it will go a long way in securing your home and ensuring you, your family, and your valuables are safe and secure. Choose windows and doors with tried and tested locks to help you sleep without worry of break-ins.
5. Customize Your Home
Custom tiny and modular home builders like Pratt Homes take pride in customizing your home exactly how you want it. There are many customization options that can improve safety at home.
A covered porch is a great customization to enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort of your own home, while staying protected from wandering bugs. If you’re from Texas, you’ll know that sometimes the only way to enjoy being outside is to douse yourself in a mosquito repellant like OFF! With a covered porch, you won’t need to be concerned about the biting mosquitos and other bugs around your home.
Another customizable option is to incorporate handrails or other accessibility implementations. Specifically for the elderly or folks living with a disability, these accessibility features are a huge safety precaution.
One simple, cheap, and effective safety customization is placing chicken wire underneath the house to protect the vapor barriers from critter incursion.
And finally, a garage or car port can help keep major assets like your car or truck safe from the outside elements.
With the rising cost of living, saving money on a tiny home is an excellent, cost-efficient living option. Not only that, but with the above safety measures, you can go about your life knowing that your home, family, and belongings are safe and secure. Contact us at Pratt Homes to see how you can keep your home secure!