Cottage Inspired Quick Changes

We’re mid way though a main level remodel in a cute little cottage.  There were plenty of things the owners didn’t love, such as the kitchen, hence the remodel.


Through the years, some changes have been made, taking out original elements, but there are still beautiful details original to this 1940’s charmer.


The mix of red and white oak short cut floors, wall vent registers, one single panel door with original hardware, and most casement has stayed throughout the home.  While working on this remodel, our goal is to update, but make it look as if it is a fresh version of the original.

Some items below have already made their way into the house.  Others might in the near future, while some are simply inspiration.  I love the character this 40’s cottage has, and all happen to be relatively quick and affordable updates to make to any home to add charm to a room.


Single Panel Door     2  Hinge with Ball Finial     3  Clear Glass Sphere Chandelier     4  Flush Mount Light      5  Semi-Flush Mount Light     6  Primed Base Moulding     7  Primed Casement     8  Cabinet Knob     9  Cabinet Pulls     10  Vent Cover     11  Door Knobs

Cabinet install started today, so keep an eye out for updates on the #client40scottage soon.  Are you planning on any quick updates to your home this weekend?

4 thoughts on “Cottage Inspired Quick Changes

  1. Great idea to keep some old elements and details of the house! That’ll definitely help keep its character, but I can’t wait to see the end result and what you’ll come up with for the rest of it. I hope you’ll share how it turned out to be once you finish the project.

  2. I know no matter what you do, it will be fresh, interesting and gorgeous. My home is a 1937 cape in New England, so I’ll also be following closely!

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