The transformation of this little cottage by the creek was a work of love. The community in which it sits is where this family, a dad and his 2 sons spend their summer. The original structure built in c.1898 consisted of one main room and a porch built on nothing more than an old tent platform. When we set out to reconfigure, remodel and restore this charming space, we quickly figured out that not much had changed in about 100 years. The timeframe was tight, the budget was flexible but small, yet the journey from rotting boards, sagging floors and squishy walls was astounding. This project was about summer living in a cottage snuggled up next the woods. We had to make it functional and easy to live in. The most significant enhancement was the redo and opening up of the kitchen to the original one room cottage. What was previously a small door leading to the kitchen became a giant opening that matches the opening to the porch directly across the room. One huge living space that extends from the front porch to the rear of the kitchen was created. We painted the dark wood walls a welcoming cream and added shiplap to […]
Everyone ooohs and awwws when they see this finished kitchen. Can you believe it’s even more stunning in person? With so much natural light the spaces take on a different character between day and night. Prior to this remodel the homeowners had a challenging design dilemma as the home had been updated by the previous owners but in a way that did not make sense or function well. It looked outdated and felt choppy. Not a home they were excited to entertain guests in. The challenge was to come up with creative solutions that connected the spaces, as well as tie in a galley kitchen design – a functional favorite of theirs. Walls were taken away, wide arch openings were added and many things moved places. The resulting spaces now flow perfectly and make entertaining family and friends a dream come true. The finishes reflect the historic charm of the hundred year old home, such as the custom diamond Tudor window leaded glass panels in the bar. The finishes also marry the tastes of both husband and wife as both played integral roles in choosing the finishes with Rebekah, their designer. The white quartz countertops and the light glazed brick […]
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