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It is finished (well, the main construction is finished, but more will still be worked on outside). My parents are now living in the Tiny Cottage (SO EXCITING!), but before they got in and settled I snapped a few quick pics so you could see how adorable it is even empty! Not to worry, though, if you love this tiny cottage as much as I do, my mom will let me share it again and again, so this won’t be the last you’ll see of it. 🙂

If you’re new here, this Tiny Cottage is actually a part of our home, you can enter it through our mudroom or garage. However, it is a self-sufficient home! It is truly a Tiny Cottage at about 450 square feet but it has its own outside entry, DARLING kitchenette, bathroom/laundry, bed nook, sitting area, outdoor deck and garden.

Did I mention it is CUTE AS A BUTTON? But you can see that for yourself!

The Tiny Cottage was designed as a place for my parents to live in full time but it is also part of the main home. Best of all worlds! It also is a useful space that could serve family in various ways for years to come. We like to say we live in our vacation home. This is our one and only home but it’s within walking distance of the beach so it really feels like you are on vacation every day.

Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)
Chandelier (Antique White)

The sitting area of the Tiny Cottage with its peaked ceiling, chandelier, white planked walls and charming blue fireplace is so inviting, it’ll be amazing to enjoy it in every season. The light is wonderful in here and I love the view of the trees outside– and in the winter when it snows (which is usually only for a week or so) the view through these windows will be equally as incredible! Soon there will be plants and furniture outside, too.


Another fun feature in this sitting room is this built in cabinet, designed by my parents specifically as a supplement to the kitchen for storage, a coffee station for their espresso machine and a spot for their toaster oven. It has a tiled top. And their Frame TV goes on the wall above it. Small space PERFECTION!

Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)
Toaster Oven with Air Fryer
Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)
Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)

A charming kitchenette is tucked away and such a delightful surprise to walk into it! It’s light and bright with windows overlooking the Tiny Garden and window boxes. I love all of the cottage-y elements my mom chose — from the vintage-inspired appliances, to the tile to the blue cabinets to the copper hardware to the fun display shelves, deep windowsills and plant nooks! I can’t wait to see how she decorates in here.

Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)
Copper Handles // Copper Knobs // White Retro Range Hood // White Retro Fridge/Freezer // White Ceramic Cooktop
Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)

Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)
Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)
Kitchen Undermount Bar Sink // White Ceramic Cooktop
Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)
Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)
Kitchen Undermount Bar Sink
Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)
Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)
Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)

I love the bathroom / laundry room — it has the neatest washer/dryer combo (small space dream!) and handy storage, too.

Fun fact, this subway tile is actually the same tile we had in our old gray and white kitchen! We had some left over and they bought more to finish it off. (Ours was called Arctic White #0190 but there’s a similar color here)

Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)

The medicine cabinet has lights and mirrors inside and out, plus a fancy defogging feature! This is a similar medicine cabinet (I’ll find the exact source soon!). The ceiling has an exhaust fan with a heat light so it’ll be warmer in here in the cold months.

Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)
Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)

She swapped out the vanity knobs for white, it’s super cute! (The other photos in this post were taken before the knob switch!)

Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)
Bathroom Faucet in Brushed Nickel
Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)
Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)
White Wood Bead Semi Flush Mount Chandelier

The bed nook was a bit tricky to design within the available space, but with careful planning by my parents, they have a comfortable spot for sleeping and free standing cabinets that will be added. SO CUTE!

Welcome to the Tiny Cottage (the Empty Home Tour!)
White Wood Bead Semi Flush Mount Chandelier

Hope you enjoyed a peek at the Tiny Cottage! I will share more once they get settled in.

Kitchen Sources:

White Retro Range Hood

White Retro Fridge/Freezer

Copper Handle on Kitchen Cabinets

Copper Kitchen Knob

Kitchen Undermount Bar Sink

White Ceramic Cooktop

Kitchen Blue Subway Tile (they got theirs here but it appears to be a better deal HERE)

Copper Wall Mount Paper Towel Holder

Espresso Machine White and Copper

Toaster Oven with Air Fryer

Bathroom / Laundry Sources:

Bathroom Faucet in Brushed Nickel

Subway Tile in Bathroom (Ours was called Arctic White #0190 but there’s a similar color)

Washer/Dryer Combo

Bathroom Exhaust Fan with Light and Heat

Bathroom Medicine Cabinet with Light and Defogger (SIMILAR here, I’ll find the exact source soon!)

Sitting Room and Bedroom Sources:

Chandelier (Antique White)

White Wood Bead Semi Flush Mount Chandelier

Fireplace: Jotul Brand

Blue and White Checkered Tile on cabinet (they got theirs here but it appears to be a better deal HERE).

Paint Colors and Floors:

Walls: Simply White

Kitchen Cabinets: Languid Blue Sherwin Williams

Floors: European White Oak (We got it locally through a flooring shop, unfortunately I wasn’t able to get a link to it nor find a brand name online to share it but it’s European white oak, engineered wood! It had a matte feel and finish so it has a nice casual / beachy feel).

White Porch Light (Dawn to Dusk) – this is their exterior entry light which isn’t pictured in this post, you can see it here.

Find lots of the Tiny Cottage sources in my Amazon folder HERE.

See all of our previous posts about the remodel HERE.

Read whole story of how we decided to move to this house with my parents here!



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