Okedoke, here’s a little tour of my cottage before I tear into it and make all of the changes. It’s a bit difficult to photograph, as all the rooms are teeny-tiny. The whole home is only 1400 square feet. But I’m looking forward to making the most of the quaintness. Less is more, right?
So here we go.. Welcome to my cottage!
The living room is super wee- like 11 feet! The half walls divide the living area from the dining area. I plan to take them down to open up the space.
I’m pretty limited on my sofa placement. It will go under the window. Remember I was sharing inspiration in this post?
The front door opens right into the living room! So much for a gracious entry. A large coffee table is also out of the question.
I’m extremely excited about my working fireplace!
On the flip side, I’m really bummed the only place for my television is over the fireplace. Like seriously, I almost didn’t buy the house for that reason. I MAYhave another option. We’ll have to see once we dig into construction.
The plan is to remove all of the icky carpets and do wood floors on the entire first floor.
The dining room is a nice size. I definitely plan to steal some of the space for my living area.
I love this little alcove in the dining room! Definitely plan to do something special here.
The biggest change will be to remove the wall between the dining room and kitchen. It will be one large (small, actually) open space.
The kitchen is really tragic. Drop ceiling, 80’s crap cabinets, questionable backsplash, the tile floor… all were major deterrents. Unfortunately, I don’t have the budget to do a new kitchen. But don’t you worry, my dears, I plan to re-work what I’ve got into something smashing.
Waste of space over here. I plan to fix that!
Another view of the wall we plan to remove. There are a few ducts in this wall, so relocating them will be tricky. Luckily my dad is a magician carpenter!
Well this post took a ridiculously long time to put together, so I’ll leave you with my lovely kitchen backsplash. Yes, that is slate mosaics mixed with fruit accent tiles. Why, lord, why?
I’ll share the 2nd and 3rdfloors next week. I hope you liked my tour. Do you see as much potential as I do? Good things come in small packages 🙂
PS- In case you missed it. I bought this house earlier in the week. First post is Here.