This Petite Cottage Will Totally Sell You on Downsizing


If there was ever a place that proved that small-space living doesn’t need to feel like a sacrifice, it’s the “Oceanside Retreat,” from the designers at Creative Cottages. Sure, the one-bedroom, one-bath abode might be a fraction your current house, but the careful design (and a healthy dose of white paint) make it seem much larger

The exterior channels a classic bungalow, complete with dormer windows, a cheery red roof and cedar shingles. Inside, you’ll see that there’s even room for a beamed ceiling (swoon!), a stone fireplace, and spa-like shower lined with an elegant spill of river rocks. Shabby chic decor (like whitewashed wood and small floral prints) play on the beaming light from the many windows, creating an almost magical abundance of breathing room.

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