Coastal Cottage Guest House

Coastal Cottage Guest House

I am sos excited that we are getting ready to take on our little guest house apartment.  This is  basically a tiny studio apartment.  There is a closet, a dorm sized refrigerator, a tiny kitchen sink with a few cupboards.    There is room for a bed and there is an attached bathroom with a stall shower.  Currently this space has collected all of the stuff that we all tend to collect, excess furniture, unused artwork, I am sure you know what I am talking about.


I will be turning this into a welcoming guest suite for family and friends.  I want this to  be crisp and white and coastal in feel, like our house is decorated, but I can have a little more fun with this space.



I already have this headboard from Ballard Designs.  This is in one of my guest rooms which is eventually going to become a bunk room for my grandchildren.  So this little bird will happily re-settle on this out in the new guest suite.  I am thinking crisp white linens, which I feel are always a good choice for a guest room.

Morning Kitchen:


I don’t need a kitchen, so the cupboards will be ripped out.  I would like to put in a small morning kitchen, with a small refrigerator, a coffee maker and perhaps a small microwave oven.  Perhaps something like this one.   For non-family guests, I think it is treat, not just for them, but also for me.  I don’t want to entertain guests first thing in the morning, I am quite happy to provision the guest suite with muffins, fruit, coffee and all of the coffee fixings.



I am thinking something in a vinyl plank flooring that looks like driftwood or white like this.  This one is Hampton Bay Whitewashed Oak click vinyl flooring.  I can’t wait to see this on the floor!!



Full floor to ceiling walls of board and batten with a bright white finish are what I imagine for the walls to create the cozy cottage feeling I am going for.



Financially the best thing to do is to leave the shower.  I have already replaced the shower head, the tiles are white, there won’t be much to do with that.  The toilet and vanity are definite replacements!  Something with a little bit of storage, a nice shelf for a stack of fresh towels and some landing space near the sink are all that will be needed.

Labor Day weekend is “demolition” day, so stay tuned!  We are expecting our first confirmed guest in the new guest suite is scheduled for January, so I better get to work!

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  1. Good for you Chloe!
    Though it seems you are always doing some kind of renovation or changing the decor according to season, it must be a form of therapy for you for it certainly keeps you busy, and by sharing it with us we reap the benefits being inspired and appreciating your work.

    1. Thank you Maria, my house is pretty standard builder’s grade everything. Up to now it has just been decorating and furniture, but it is time to start the construction jobs! Yes, I do love working on my home, I don’t know what I will do when it is finished, but I am NOT moving!

  2. Yay! A project you can really sink your teeth in….(as if you need one more project, LOL) I can’t wait to see the reveal and I love all your ideas. It should turn out perfect for your upcoming guests.

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