Welcome to the beach cottage! I just love this house but it did have some issues that needed to be addressed. For starters it was only a two bedroom house and the layout was awkward. The first thing we had to do was address the layout. Y'all know if it does not function well it doesn't matter how pretty it is it will drive you nuts!
The first area we tackled was the kitchen layout. There was a window above the stove and then another one is the corner which was preventing a full run of upper cabinetry. There was also a wall separating the kitchen from the dining room making both spaces feel closed off and small.
To fix all these issues, we opened the wall up between the two spaces. By removing the wall we were then able to move the refrigerator and add some much needed pantry storage.
Then we closed up the awkward windows and put a larger window in front of the kitchen sink. This let in some much needed light! It also gave us the room we need to be able to add more upper cabinets giving her more storage.
When reworking the floor plan, we were able to move the laundry out into the sunroom. This gave us space to add a much needed third bedroom that she could use as an office space. She also wanted to have access from the kitchen to the office and display a beautiful piece of artwork she owns. To solve both of these problems, we decided to hang the art on the wall by the refrigerator and turn it into a secret door! Now she can easily go back and forth between the two spaces and enjoy her artwork at the same time. It's one of my favorite things about this house!
Of course no renovation project would be complete without updating some bathrooms. While there wasn't room to increase the overall size of the space, we were able to update the look and make it more functional.
In the guest bathroom, we added a transom window allowing for more natural light. We also added a shower niche for storage and a floating vanity. We continued the contemporary coastal theme in here with pearlescent white tile with the blue glass tile is just stunning.
In the master bathroom, we went with more neutral colors. The Porcelanosa wall tile and glass mosaic tile are some of my favorites! We also added a shower niche in here for more storage and glass shower door to help the space feel larger. **Side note-if you would like any of the tile you see in any of my projects feel free to reach out! I sell all of this out of my new showroom :)**
The bedrooms in the house were also lacking in personality. Y'all know I love a good painted ceiling and in here we used Benjamin Moore's Avalon on the ceiling and closet doors. It gives this room that pop of color it needed!
So there you have it design loves-the latest project update! There are lots more houses in the works so be sure to follow me on instagram to get a more in depth look at the process.