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Beach Cottage Remodel

What started as a design plan to come up with a stand alone granny suite for visiting family and guests evolved into a full on renovation of the old cottage for my clients.  The cottage was raised six feet and a new foundation was built allowing for a better view from the first floor and a gain of 1200 square feet of extra living space.  The basement has full walk out patio doors from the new family room, a laundry room/ 3 piece bathroom, 2 large bedrooms, and a storage room. 


The first floor was completely gutted to the studs and I designed an entirely new floor plan that opened up the space.  It now has a larger master suite, a large bathroom, a new entry, more space in the open concept living, dining area and stairs to the new basement.  The renovated cottage is now equipped with a gas fireplace with built-in storage cabinets, all new kitchen with custom cabinetry, new flooring, new lighting, new plumbing, new furnishings and a new heating and ventilation system.  The cottage has tons of charm due to the mix of old and new furnishings, the fun colour scheme and all of the walls are clad in shiplap.  

On a job of this size and scope a good team of  builders, cabinet makers, plumbers, electricians, painters are a necessity.  The builder was Doug Milligan, drafting services were provided by Kelvin Pugh of Island Drafting, cabinetry, tile and flooring were installed and supplied by Tops to Floors, all the plumbing fixtures were sourced at Metro Bath and Lighting and the heating and ventilation by Fergusons Sales. Furnishings and accessories came from a variety of sources including local businesses - Cottage Industry,Becks Furniture, Reclaimed PEI, Kent Building Supplies, Timber Mart and North River Art Gallery.  Online sources included Bouclair, Wayfair, Pier 1, Tonic Living, Ikea, and Costco. 

Original floor plan

New floor plan

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