An Airy Cottage Remodel

Better Homes and Gardens

When the owners of this 1930s cottage set about remodeling it, they created what looks like a pretty summer home. Don't be fooled by the airy, laid-back vibe, however — it's actually their full time home and office.

The owners creatively opened up spaces, knocking down the wall between the kitchen and the living room and resizing a hallway to fit a home office. The openness is complimented by the bright accents and the combination of high end and thrift store finds. It's an enviable combination, both functional and relaxing.

See the full tour at Better Homes and Gardens.

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Kathleen is a freelance editor who lives in Chicago. She loves eclectic rooms, traveling with her family, and feeding anyone who steps foot in her house. She theoretically hates clutter, but can’t stop buying books and craft supplies.