Take a tour of this happy cottage: a downsized dream for a family of four

After their youngest son went through some serious health issues, Josh and Katie McCullock started to re-evaluate their life. They started taking stock of what was truly important to their family. Eventually their new outlook inspired them to get rid of most of their possessions, sell their large home, and build a small cottage in the hills.
The couple told Country Living that their happy cottages is 1,000 square feet and nicknamed the "not-so-big house". With a cathedral ceiling, bright white walls, and an efficient floor plan, the home feels spacious and inviting. Take the full tour below.
The living room includes beautiful built-in bookshelves with exposed wood backing. The shelves provide storage and a chic display of accessories. A leather sofa and matching armchairs complete the space.
The kitchen feels much bigger than it actually is thanks to a cathedral ceiling and bright windows and skylights. The open shelving also helps the space feel airy and open. The island provides a work space and dining seating.
The unique stairwell railing is made from wire cattle panels from the farm store. A gallery wall of family photos adds a personal touch.
The home's one bathroom packs in style with a bold teal wall. The ornate gold mirror provides a nice contrast to the simple vanity.
The master bedroom is located in the upstairs loft. Floating shelves in place of nightstands are a great solution when square footage is limited.
The couple's two boys share a room and these playful bunk beds with built in storage. The railing and ladder are made from inexpensive iron piping.
A desk area with a beautiful view of the surrounding nature is the perfect spot for the boys to get creative or work on homework.
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