Guest Cottage

From Garage to Guest Cottage

Hi friends! I am absolutely blown away at the response I’ve had to our Garage Conversion on Social Media. Thank you so much, I appreciate all of the sweet comments I’ve received.

I had so many questions, I thought it would be a good idea to answer them here & add links to the products that we used. (This post my contain affiliate links)

When we first looked at this house, one of the things that we loved the most was all of this great storage space!

The older gentleman that lived here before us was into cars. He had several garages to store them. We really didn’t need places to store that many cars or that much storage space. So we decided to finish out part of it for extra living space.

We could see potential from the beginning. I’ll have to be honest though, It was much easier to see what we had to work with once all of the cars & tools were gone.

I took measurements of the space and got busy drawing the floor plan.

We were able to find this window to fill the space where the garage door was previously. It was perfect for the future breakfast nook.

We were fortunate that there was existing plumbing & electrical. It also had its own breaker box & gas heat. This was the determining factor when drawing our floor plan. It saved us a lot of time & money.

The kitchen wall is backing up to the bathroom and a laundry/ pantry closet ( the hot water heater is in there too) at the end of that wall. There was already a hot water heater & gas heating in here as well.

This is a view of the other side of the room. There are stairs that go up to a full attic over the space. We did not finish out anything up there but we did use the space under the stairs for a walk-in closet.

This window is to the right of the walk-in closet. It is in the entryway of the cottage.

After the sheetrock was finished we had this gorgeous LVP flooring installed from Georgia Carpet Industries. You can find it here. This flooring is one of my absolute favorites, I’m so happy I was able to partner with them on it for our cottage!

I snapped this picture as soon as it was finished. I was so thrilled with the way it looked I couldn’t wait till daylight! 😂

Here’s one after the sun came up! Isn’t she lovely🥰

Now it’s Time to install the kitchen cabinets. We went with a medium color stained wood cabinets that we found in stock. The countertop is a laminate that looks like Quartz.

We were also able to find this vanity in stock. I love the Carrera marble top and the gold hardware.

I decided to go with a little mid century modern vanity light. It definitely adds The Brettin 3 light Vanity Light some personality to this bathroom. It’s also from Kichler Lighting. You can find it here.

Now it’s time for the fun part, Furniture and accessories!!! This is the view of the entry.

I don’t know about you but I would much rather look at this pretty table and chairs than I had the Corvette that sat here before. Maybe I would feel differently if the Corvette has belong to me though 😂

We replaced the garage door with a triple window. This gorgeous Cassadee chandelier is from Kichler Lighting. You can find it here.

Here’s a view of the living area from the stairs. The entire lower level of the cottage is approximately 864 ft.² It’s amazing what all you can fit into a small space with proper planning.

Here’s a view of the bedroom area. I wish I could share a link for this bed but sadly it has been discontinued.

This is sweet Daisy & She’s taking a little rest 🥰

Well y’all, That’s about it!

Please let me know if you have any more questions, I’d be happy to answer!

(Ad) I would like to thank Georgia Carpet Industries & Kichler Lighting for partnering with me on this project.

I would also like to thank you all for following along with me on this journey!

With much love,

Leanna 💕

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Rachael says:

    Where did you get the wallpaper with the roses, the gray and white?


    1. It’s from photowall


  2. Kathleenbena says:

    Hi I loved the bedroom with the lovely wallpaper from photo wall. I wrote for a small piece to see what it would look like but it came very light not like yours at all. Since then I talked with someone but they haven’t been able to resolve this problem did yours look very different when you ordered it? Thank you k bena


    1. Hi! Thank you so much for your kind words! I would say that the paper has a lot of light and dark places in it. I would think it would be hard to get a sample and really be able to tell what it looks like because the flowers are so large. I hope this helps.


      1. Kathy Bena says:

        So you ordered the guest bedroom wallpaper without seeing a sample and it arrived just as we see in your picture of the bedroom? If so I will order even though the sample colors look nothing like your beautiful wall. I have tried to explain to them the issue but to no avail. Thank you for this one last question, Kathy Bena


      2. Yes, I had seen a picture of it up and I loved it. I was definitely not disappointed. I think it would be really hard to tell much about this particular paper and a small sample. There are so many light and dark flowers throughout I could see how small piece would not really show overall paper. Some of the flowers are gigantic which is what I loved most about it. Do you follow me on Instagram? I have several videos where I am actually hanging the paper before the bed was placed in front of it it might help if you saw those.


      3. Kathy bena says:

        I will try to follow you now on instagram thanks


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