A Tiny Yard Cottage (progress on the addition for my dad and mom!)

by Editors Staff

Through the years, we typically dreamed about the potential of constructing a yard cottage for my dad and mom to reside in at our Seattle house! The yard cottage by no means got here to be in that location, however we’re lastly realizing the dream in a brand new manner! At this time I can’t wait to share the progress on making that dream a actuality.

My dad and mom are at present constructing a darling yard cottage, but it surely’s connected to our new house! I’ll share some progress on it and offer you slightly peek into a number of the “tiny cottage” parts they’ve chosen to make this area work for them.

However first a fast recap of how we bought right here!

A Tiny Backyard Cottage (progress on the addition for my parents!)

When it was time for my husband and me to enter our “empty nester” section of life slightly over a 12 months and a half in the past, we had a option to make. Would we keep in Seattle or was it time to maneuver? We have been torn as we beloved our earlier home and will see it as a ceaselessly house!

However once we discovered this candy little house on an island about an hour and a half away, it felt like the house we all the time dreamed we’d have sometime. The placement overlooking the water with a brief stroll to the seaside, a small city and exquisite native locations to take pleasure in, it confirmed the type of empty nest life we needed to reside.

A Tiny Backyard Cottage (progress on the addition for my parents!)

We had invited my dad and mom to think about transferring with us, wherever we landed. Once we discovered this small house and tiny lot, as a lot as we beloved it, it didn’t seem to be a spot to share so we initially felt we wanted to cross it by.

It definitely wasn’t the “perfect” dimension or format most individuals would contemplate for multi-generational residing. However as we gave ourselves a while to speak about this house and placement with its deserves and potential, it turned clear that in lots of different methods, it actually was perfect.

Might we make it work?

After taking to my dad and mom, assessing desires and long run objectives, pondering by the timing, and contemplating everybody’s fast and future wants, in addition to sources, we quickly felt assured that this house was meant to be ours.

We took the leap as a result of all of us agreed we have been up for the problem of creating this house comfy for all of us. It took loads of thought, area planning and a few intelligent design effort to make this yard cottage idea work.

A Tiny Backyard Cottage (progress on the addition for my parents!)

Our lot isn’t large enough (nor was it zoned for) a separate yard cottage, so we determined to make it an addition! There have been a couple of sacrifices and compromises, however that’s really one factor I really like a couple of smaller house. You actually study to concentrate on what issues most to you. We’d like far lower than we predict we do :).

My dad and mom designed each element of this cottage themselves, they love homes as a lot as I do :).

As soon as they bought the architectural drawings, permits and required approvals, the undertaking bought below manner.

I’m so thrilled my dad and mom could have such a cute place to reside, and even higher, they’re residing shut by! The truth is, proper below our roof! It’s fantastic that they are going to get to benefit from the neighborhood, small city and life by the ocean, too.

A Tiny Backyard Cottage (progress on the addition for my parents!)
See extra about our rework flooring plans and elevations HERE.
Among the design plans modified from the preliminary drawing, however most of it remained the identical.

Beneath I’ll share some pictures of the progress to date in addition to a couple of particulars about their area.

A Tiny Backyard Cottage (progress on the addition for my parents!)

Q: Will your dad and mom’ addition have their very own kitchen?

A: Sure, it really could have a darling partially enclosed kitchenette. The kitchen shall be on one inside wall, with three home windows on the yard facet! The ceiling shall be vaulted, so whereas it’s a tiny kitchen, it is going to really feel ethereal, mild and brilliant!

They’ve ordered the cutest “small area” home equipment for it like this white countertop oven/air fryer and an identical espresso machine!

The kitchen design shall be so charming with blue and white checkered tile backsplash, blue cupboards and a classic wanting fridge. I image it as a European cottage by the ocean! Quickly I’ll share a temper board for his or her design.

A Tiny Backyard Cottage (progress on the addition for my parents!)

I really like the home windows all throughout the again, they only went in TODAY! So excitng!

A Tiny Backyard Cottage (progress on the addition for my parents!)

Q. What number of sq. ft is the yard cottage?

A. Initially we thought the addition would simply be a bed room and loo, however because the design got here collectively, they determined to make it extra of a self-contained cottage by including the kitchenette, a fundamental sitting room, and a bed room nook! It wasn’t straightforward to suit all of it in, but it surely’s all the things they want.

I imagine it’s about 400 sq. ft, which was absolutely the largest footprint it may very well be given the restrictions of the constructing area.

The sitting space may even have a vaulted ceiling, which is able to create a way of more room. The partitions and ceilings shall be white bead board and their flooring is similar as ours, the European white oak.

A Tiny Backyard Cottage (progress on the addition for my parents!)

The home windows let in a lot mild, even on a cloudy day! Their sitting room could have their body TV, a espresso station with this gorgeous espresso machine (they love espresso), and a extremely cute electrical hearth for added coziness on chilly days.

A Tiny Backyard Cottage (progress on the addition for my parents!)

The outside shall be so charming, too. It was designed to enhance the remainder of our house in addition to swimsuit the model of properties in our neighborhood. The addition could have white board and batten siding (which matches components of our house), the brand new roof shall be metallic, they’ll have their very own (blue!) exterior door and a captivating siding element on the height (keep tuned to see it).

We will’t wait to share extra of their candy tiny yard cottage with you!

Extra Posts about our Rework:

Kitchen Renovation Replace: Flooring, Cupboards, Sink, {Hardware} and Extra

Kitchen and Eating Room Renovation Replace! Tasks Have Begun!

Our New Kitchen Design Temper Board (and 5 questions that helped me make choices!)

Including Character in a Kitchen Rework: The Story of Our New Vary and Faucet

My New Kitchen Flooring Plan + Mother and father’ Addition and Exterior Elevation

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