A small cottage in our client’s garden was under utilised but held great potential; that potential has now been realised. The cottage interior has been enlivened to provide simple but bold stand-alone accommodation for the in-laws. A new mezzanine floor has been added to double the floor area of the cottage. When the cottage is not being used by guests it retains the flexibility to provide a study area for the client’s daughters. Or in the evening it can be used as a party venue following dinner parties or where everyone can watch a film. To assist in the flexibility of space clever joinery will be incorporated to conceal the beds when they are not in use.