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It’s done (major construction done, but there’s still work to do outside). My parents now live in Tiny Cottage (very exciting!), but before we moved in and settled in, I took a quick photo so you could see how adorable it was even when it was empty. But don’t worry. If you love this little cottage as much as I do, my mother will let you share it over and over again. So it won’t be the last time you see this cottage. 🙂
For those new to this place, this little cottage is actually part of our home and can be entered through the mudroom or garage. However, it is a self-sufficient home! A truly small cottage of about 450 square feet, but with a private outdoor entrance, darling kitchenette, bathroom/laundry, bed nook, living area, outdoor deck and garden.
Did I mention cute as a button? But I can see it with my own eyes.
The Tiny Cottage was designed as a place for my parents to live full time, but it is also part of the main residence. World’s best! It is also a convenient space that the family can use for many years to come. We say we live in a villa. This is our only home, but walking distance to the beach makes it really feel like you’re on vacation every day.
The living area of Tiny Cottage is so inviting with its soaring ceilings, chandeliers, white paneled walls and charming blue fireplace that you can enjoy it in any season. The light here is great and I love the view of the trees outside. And when it snows in the winter (usually only for a week or so), the views from these windows are just as spectacular. Plants and furniture will be installed outside soon.
Another fun feature in this living room is this built-in cabinet. This was specifically designed by my parents as an addition to my kitchen storage and coffee station. espresso machine and a spot for them Toaster oven.that is tiled top.and their frame tv Continue along the wall above it. Perfect for small spaces!
There is a charming kitchenette hidden away which is such a pleasant surprise when you enter it. Bright and bright with windows overlooking tiny gardens and window boxes. I love all the cottage style elements my mom chose. From vintage-inspired appliances, tiles, blue cabinets, copper hardware, fun shelving, deep windowsills, and plant corners. I can’t wait to see how she decorates here.
I love the bathroom/laundry room. washer/dryer combo (Small space dreams!) And convenient storage too.
fun facts, this subway tile In fact, it’s the same tile that was in the old gray and white kitchen. We had a little left over so they bought some more to finish it off. (Mine was named Arctic White #0190, but there is a similar color. here)
she turned the knob on the washbasin this white knob, it’s super cute! (Other photos in this article were taken before switching knobs.)
Designing the nook of the bed within the available space was a bit of a challenge, but careful planning by my parents will include a comfortable sleeping area and freestanding cabinets. very cute!
We hope you enjoy taking a peek at Tiny Cottage. I will share more when they calm down.
bathroom subway tiles (Mine was called Arctic White #0190, but there are similar colors)
Living room and bedroom sources:
Fireplace: Jotul brand, sky blue
Paint color and floor:
Walls: Simply White
kitchen cabinets: languid blue sherwin williams
Floors: European White Oak (I got it locally through a flooring store, unfortunately I couldn’t get the link and couldn’t find a brand name to share online, but it’s European White Oak treated wood. It has a matte texture and finish that gives it a nice casual/beach feel).
White porch light (dawn to dusk) – This is the exterior entrance light not shown in this post. You can see it here.
Find lots of Tiny Cottage sources in the Amazon folder here.
Check out our previous post about the mod here.
Read all about how we decided to move into this house with our parents here!