Old Garage Converted To A Cottage Rental House


There is more then a lot of talent over at Ten Talents.  This couple shows us what they did with a little space that was once a garage converted into a living space, then they remodeled it to it’s final state.
I’ve been meaning to do this for quite some time, so I thought I’d show you the cottage remodel that my husband did for this week’s DIY Monday.  I don’t think I mentioned this before, but our house (the one from 1889) had a mother-in-law cottage next to it.  It had been built in the 1980’s, and it was really just a garage converted into a living space without heat, air, etc.  We knew we couldn’t really afford a mortgage, so we bought this property knowing that my husband could convert the MIL cottage into an apartment we could rent out to help cover the mortgage.  So….here are the BEFORE pics of the cottage:
Front of the cottage
Old kitchen (Shark @ 2 mos.)
Cottage living room
 Old bathroom

pic on left — old bedroom
pic on right — not sure…this was a long hallway/room @ back of cottage (I’m not sure what it was for)

They ended up knocking everything down except for the four walls, and here is what it looked like when it was finished!  (I would show the pics of what it was like during the remodel , but I think this post is getting kind of long!) 


                                                                    New Kitchen

                                                     New bathroom…above and below



New Living Room

1 of 2 new bedrooms…this is a junky picture, sorry :(  I should not be allowed to take the pictures :)

I truly cannot believe what they were able to do with this place (and all for such a great price too!).  These pictures really do not do it justice either.  I wanted to move in!  I am so thankful that God gave me such a talented husband…he’s really the total package :)

We’ve taken some new pics of the house remodel, so I’ll try to upload some before and durings of those!  Only a few more months to go and we’ll creep out of my in-law’s basement to our new home!

What a great garage conversion to cottage rental transformation!  Way to go with the great projects you two!

Meet the Author: Cassity

Cassity started Remodelaholic with her husband, Justin, to share their love for knocking out walls together. She is an interior designer, wife, and mother of two. She and Justin have remodeled three Read More


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