The Cottage

Our History

Mary Ann Elston’s search for products for her own dream home became an unexpected path to her career in 2001 when she and her husband, Terry, a custom home builder, were building their home. They diligently searched for high-end, custom products with a reputation for high quality, for their own kitchen and baths, but were unable to find what they truly wanted in their area. Mary Ann and Terry then realized the need in North Louisiana for a locally owned, custom, home design firm that specialized in both design and premier quality products with unique cutting-edge design features and technology. Her dream came to life when she and Terry opened Kitchen & Bath Cottage that same year.

Originally, Mary Ann opened Kitchen & Bath Cottage as a small custom cabinetry and design showroom with only two employees in the rear of a Williamsburg architectural styled shopping center known to Shreveporters as Pierremont Common. In 2012, Mary Ann and Terry had grown their business and its various product offerings so much that it required them to relocate to the front of Pierremont Common into an expanded showroom that looks out onto Line Avenue. By 2016, the business had become so successful, as a result of its reputation for unparalleled customer service, experienced professionals, and high quality innovative products, that it was recognized by Inc. Magazine as an Inc. 5000 business as one of the fastest growing private companies.

In 2019, after careful thought and consideration, Kitchen & Bath Cottage changed its name to The Cottage to better reflect its growth and wide expansive array of home products offerings. No longer just an appliance and cabinetry business, The Cottage has made it a priority to stay on the cutting-edge by offering more innovative products and quality brands to better serve your remodeling and new construction needs.

Today, Mary Ann is forging ahead with her thriving business which now operates with a staff of ten employees making up a team of experienced professionals working together to fulfill the design, remodeling and new construction needs and desires of the business’ clientele. Mary Ann and the The Cottage team, which began as a two person business offering only custom cabinetry, a few appliances and design services, now offers an extensive selection of multiple home product solutions including Marvin Windows & Doors, Rehme Steel Windows and Doors, TruStile Doors & Products, Bentwood, Harmoni, KitchenCraft, Sub-Zero, Wolf, LaCornue, Irinox, Thermador, Bosch, Miele, Scotsman, Hoshizaki, Jenn-Air, Best, Francois & Co., FireMagic, EVO Grills, Danver Stainless Cabinetry, Walker Zanger, Artistic Tile, New Ravenna, Soci, Daltile, Phantom Screens, Solatube Daylighting Systems, Warmly Yours Radiant Flooring and much more.

With new goals and a renewed vision for even further growth, Mary Ann and her experienced team of professionals is ready to work side by side with you to bring your dream spaces to life.

Our Brand

Kitchen & Bath Cottage has built the power and foundation of our brand by providing excellence through unparalleled service, innovative design, cutting-edge home products and premier brands. We consistently provide our clientele with an experienced team of professionals for the various elements of a home and the many facets of design. Our team works with you through each step of the design process and assists you in selecting home products that truly address your desires for the space of your dreams.

Our showroom reflects who we are and what is possible, utilizing working kitchens and display vignettes that allow you to visualize the endless product and design options available for your own space. We only carry “the best,” because we want nothing less for our clients and we understand that our reputation for excellence depends on it. We strive to optimize the beauty and functionality of each space we carefully craft with you, for you.

Our Services

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”
Vincent Van Gogh

Dutch Painter

Kitchen, Laundry & Mud Room Design

Bathroom, Dressing Area & Closet Design

Home Study & Office Design

Outdoor Kitchen & Entertaining Area Design

Media Room Design

Windows & Doors (New Construction & Remodel)