Before & After: A Modern Cottage Kitchen

Before & After: A Modern Cottage Kitchen

Nora Taylor
Dec 9, 2015

I can not get enough of this transformation! Popcorn ceilings, Miami Vice blue walls, Julie certainly had her work cut out for her.

From Julie: It’s no secret, I’m a bit of a renovation addict and love turning rundown houses into something better. And, believing that each old fixer-upper is my last, I pour my heart into my new ‘forever’ home. Like this one: the cheapest, smallest home on the market in an almost desirable older neighborhood. Plus, the little prairie ‘shotgun’ (20ft X 43ft) had some things going for it: high ceilings, great light, exposed brick and original siding.

So, inspired by the challenge of small space design and well-resourced by Apartment Therapy and Houzz , I rolled up my sleeves and called my contractor. And, while he saw uninsulated 2×4 stick framing, funky wiring, and a complete absence of something called “square” — I saw modern cottage.

Thank you, Julie! More photos are available on Julie's blog Coulée Life.

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