The Cottage Renovation – the after photos!

I started writing about our cottage renovation a few months back.  See start, gut, build, decor.  It was a renovation that took many months due to distance, weather and holidays.  But it is now complete.  Our initial goal was to raise the low ceiling but at the same time to create a cohesive relationship between the interior and exterior.  The cottage is truly about the nature and the ability to experience it.  In the end our renovation has given us more than just a new space.  The cottage’s clear lines and modernist approach has given us a greater appreciation of the amazing view beyond the large windows.  But more interestingly is the cohesive relationship now created within the family.   We spend more time together interacting as a family than ever before.  This is a space where we sit down together and share moments rather than racing through on the way to somewhere else.  We slow down and enjoy together.

Have a look.

The before photo minus the furniture. (Just prior to gutting)

The After photos.

We forgo the upper cabinets opting for a larger window and a better view of the lake.  The wall above the stove is presently blank but waiting for the perfect piece of art that we have yet to find.

Counter space that we did not previously have is now a place for an ‘edible’ vignette.

I chose neutral but fun pillows to keep the space calm.

We are thrilled with the outcome of this renovation and love all that this cottage now gives to us.

All images via Modmissy

Kitchen cabinets, Rug, Stools, Island, Leather Chair – IKEA

Hanging Light Fixtures – Home Depot

Chevron Cushion – Nesters

Turtle Pillow, Wooden Tiered Stand – HomeSense




17 thoughts on “The Cottage Renovation – the after photos!

    • Crisp and neutral indeed. I really wanted ‘calm’ after having the cottage decorated in red for many years. I realize now that I don’t like living in ‘loud’ colours.

  1. Nice reno! Love that you kept the old wood stove & you nailed the seating arrangement, looks very cosy.

    One tip for the art above the stove – make sure it’s not too precious and have it framed behind glass. A print would be perfect. I, too, have a piece above my stove & needs constant cleaning! But maybe I’m just a messy cook…

  2. Lovely, in harmony with the nature outside And so inspiring that you finished the renovation by the end of the season. Many of us have good intentions, but never quite meet our goals…

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