A Tiny Yard Cottage (progress on the addition for my mother and father!)

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

Through the years, we generally dreamed about the potential for constructing a yard cottage for my mother and father 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 manner! At present I can’t wait to share the progress on making that dream a actuality.

My mother and father are at present constructing a darling yard cottage, nevertheless it’s hooked up to our new house! I’ll share some progress on it and offer you somewhat peek into among the “tiny cottage” parts they’ve chosen to make this area work for them.

However first a fast recap of how we acquired 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 somewhat 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 cherished our earlier home and will see it as a endlessly 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 at all times 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 needed to dwell.

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

We had invited my mother and father to contemplate transferring with us, wherever we landed. Once we discovered this small house and tiny lot, as a lot as we cherished it, it didn’t appear to be a spot to share so we initially felt we would have liked to cross it by.

It actually wasn’t the “superb” 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 superb.

Might we make it work?

After taking to my mother and father, assessing desires and long run targets, considering by the timing, and contemplating everybody’s instant and future wants, in addition to assets, 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 constructing this house snug for all of us. It took lots 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 sufficiently big (nor was it zoned for) a separate yard cottage, so we determined to make it an addition! There have been a number of sacrifices and compromises, however that’s truly one factor I really like a few smaller house. You actually study to concentrate on what issues most to you. We want far lower than we predict we do :).

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

As soon as they acquired the architectural drawings, permits and required approvals, the venture acquired below manner.

I’m so thrilled my mother and father can have such a cute place to dwell, and even higher, they’re dwelling shut by! In truth, 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 images of the progress thus far in addition to a number of particulars about their area.

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

Q: Will your mother and father’ addition have their very own kitchen?

A: Sure, it truly can have a darling partially enclosed kitchenette. The kitchen will likely be on one inside wall, with three home windows on the yard aspect! The ceiling will likely be vaulted, so whereas it’s a tiny kitchen, it should really feel ethereal, gentle and shiny!

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 likely 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 excitng!

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

Q. What number of sq. toes 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 essential sitting room, and a bed room nook! It wasn’t straightforward to suit all of it in, nevertheless it’s every little thing they want.

I imagine it’s about 400 sq. toes, which was absolutely the greatest footprint it might be given the restrictions of the constructing area.

The sitting space can even have a vaulted ceiling, which is able to create a way of extra space. The partitions and ceilings will likely 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 gentle, 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 likely be so charming, too. It was designed to enrich the remainder of our house in addition to swimsuit the type of houses in our neighborhood. The addition can have white board and batten siding (which matches elements of our house), the brand new roof will likely be metallic, they’ll have their very own (blue!) exterior door and an enthralling 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 Ground Plan + Dad and mom’ Addition and Exterior Elevation

5 Design Books I Love for Rework Inspiration