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

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

Through the years, we typically dreamed about the opportunity of constructing a yard cottage for my dad and mom to dwell 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 approach! Immediately I can’t wait to share the progress on making that dream a actuality.

My dad and mom are presently constructing a darling yard cottage, but it surely’s connected to our new house! I’ll share some progress on it and provide you with a bit peek into among the “tiny cottage” components they’ve chosen to make this area work for them.

However first a fast recap of how we received 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” part of life a bit 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 liked our earlier home and will see it as a eternally house!

However after 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 seashore, a small city and exquisite native locations to get pleasure from, it confirmed the type of empty nest life we wished to dwell.

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

We had invited my dad and mom to think about shifting with us, wherever we landed. After we discovered this small house and tiny lot, as a lot as we liked it, it didn’t look like a spot to share so we initially felt we would have liked to move it by.

It actually wasn’t the “preferrred” dimension or structure most individuals would take into account for multi-generational dwelling. However as we gave ourselves a while to speak about this house and site with its deserves and potential, it grew to become clear that in lots of different methods, it actually was preferrred.

May we make it work?

After speaking to my dad and mom, assessing desires and long run objectives, considering via the timing, and contemplating everybody’s rapid 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 a number 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 few smaller house. You actually be taught to concentrate on what issues most to you. We want 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 received the architectural drawings, permits and required approvals, the venture received below approach.

I’m so thrilled my dad and mom can have such a cute place to dwell, and even higher, they’re dwelling shut by! In truth, proper below our roof! It’s great 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 transform flooring plans and elevations HERE.
A few of the design plans modified from the preliminary drawing, however most of it remained the identical.

Beneath I’ll share some images 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 can have a darling partially enclosed kitchenette. The kitchen will probably be on one inside wall, with three home windows on the yard aspect! The ceiling will probably be vaulted, so whereas it’s a tiny kitchen, it’s going to really feel ethereal, mild and vivid!

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 will probably be so charming with blue and white checkered tile backsplash, blue cupboards and a vintage looking 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 simply went in TODAY! So thrilling!

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 toilet, however because the design got here collectively, they determined to make it extra of a self-contained cottage by including the kitchenette, a foremost sitting room, and a bed room nook! It wasn’t straightforward to suit all of it in, but it surely’s the whole lot they want.

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

The sitting space can even have a vaulted ceiling, which can create a way of extra space. The partitions and ceilings will probably be white beadboard and their flooring is identical 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 can have their frame TV, a espresso station with this pretty espresso machine (they love espresso), and a very cute electrical fire for added coziness on chilly days.

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

The outside will probably be so charming, too. It was designed to enrich the remainder of our house in addition to swimsuit the fashion of properties in our neighborhood. The addition can have white board and batten siding (which matches elements of our house), the brand new roof will probably 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!

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

Kitchen and Eating Room Renovation Replace! Initiatives Have Begun!

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

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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