Good morning to you dear readers. Some of you have asked to see smaller houses and rooms so today I'd like to show you how a house in Santa Monica, California, which had been billed as a teardown, was given a second chance by owner Julie Hart.

Tiny cottage renovation (© Lisa Romerein/Sunset)
This is the front of the house before the remodeling began.

Tiny cottage renovation (© Lisa Romerein/Sunset)
New oversize windows and skylights invite in the sunshine. Walls are painted a light-bouncing white, while white ceramic subway tiles brighten the kitchen.. For contrast, the wooden floors are stained in a custom mix of ebony and dark walnut shades; the high-gloss polyurethane top coat reflects even more light.

Tiny cottage renovation (© Lisa Romerein/Sunset)

The bare living room before.

Tiny cottage renovation (© Lisa Romerein/Sunset)

Owner Julie Hart sparks the mostly white interior with colourful accent pillows, Moroccan leather poufs, throws and pottery.

Tiny cottage renovation (© Lisa Romerein/Sunset)

Casement windows open the redone master bedroom to backyard views.

Tiny cottage renovation (© Lisa Romerein/Sunset)

With interior walls and the ceiling removed (and support beams installed), the living, cooking and dining now take place in one large open area at the front of the house. From there, traffic flows easily out of sliding glass doors to a new entertaining deck at the rear.

Tiny cottage renovation (© Lisa Romerein/Sunset)

As funds allowed, a home office and laundry area was added as well as small garden with a bubbling fountain.

Photography Lisa Romerein.

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