Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A New Cottage Project!

Big Announcement!
I'm so excited!

Or this one...
or this one...
We have had a blast renovating this cottage over the last several years.  
We have made new friends in our new neighborhood 
and have fallen in love with the area.  

You can see why...

So you can imagine our excitement when
good friends of ours bought the cottage next door to us! 
And the renovations have begun!

Here's what the two cottages looked like about 7 years ago, 
when we first bought ours, and before any renovations.
Ours is the one on the right, and man was it ugly....

It makes the cottage our friends just bought (on the left below) look like a palace!

Fast forward to this fall.
Lots of exciting plans are in the works to make the best use of the space 
and to give it the TLC it deserves.
Unfortunately, it has to get even uglier before it gets better.

Here is the cottage as it looks this week!
Outside work is a priority now- lots to do before the weather gets too wintry.

Back view

Layers of old siding have been removed, making way for clean new siding, 
roofing repairs are being made, and doors and windows are being relocated.
A new deck will be added too- with an extra cute railing design.
Lots of nice trim being added and some old elements restored.

And that's just the beginning! 
I'll share more as things happen.  
It's going to be wonderful!
Stay tuned!

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  1. We're in the middle of reno-ing a mountain cottage, so I know what you mean when you say it gets uglier before it gets better. Many parts of our cottage are still in the ugly stage. The two bedrooms and a very small bathroom are the only pretty parts even after a year has past!

  2. How wonderful Erin . . . Good friends . . . Next door . . . Great times afead in the future. Look forward to more pictures of the progress!

  3. What an amazing project! The Cottage looks like it has much potential to be charming, even if it's a bit rough for now. I've been slowly renovating a Cottage for four years and the part when it becomes uglier is always scary!


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