Before & After x 3: A Seaside Cottage Reinvented

Before & After x 3: A Seaside Cottage Reinvented

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Janel Laban
Aug 12, 2011
Bath Before
Is there anything better than the happy reveal of a successful Before and After project? How about a house full of them, like this Long Island seaside cottage? From a bedroom with style to spare (the navy wall color is perfect for a design conscious summer getaway spot) to a grand bath for showering off after the beach to an inviting indoor/outdoor space to while away the evenings, this totally reinvented home has it all.
Bath After

The former master bedroom became the bath - one that really feels luxurious, like a high end hotel. A space like this truly makes you feel like you are on a getaway and it is a simple enough design that it will work for a long time; nothing to get outdated quickly here.

Bedroom Before
Bedroom After

An old upstairs sitting area became the master bedroom - it features "sharp enough for the city" style, thanks especially to the Benjamin Moore "Blue" wall. I love the use of such an architectural bed frame in a room with interesting pre-existing angles - it really makes for an energized space.

Outdoors Before
Outdoors After

The outdoor area was previously just an open space between the house and garage, now its an open-to-the-outdoors dining room - a super clever use of space that retains the rough and rustic feel of the exteriors of the two adjacent buildings.

The cottage is featured in the new "Makeover" issue of Country Living and it's just one of several features full of excellent transformations and projects - it's the September issue which just came out this week and is on newsstands now.

Images: Country Living/After photos by William Waldron

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