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Cottages and Bungalows

Cottages and Bungalows June - July 2021

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Create the cottage lifestyle you love in any home with expert tips, inspiring house tours, and fun DIY tips and instructions.

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Engaged Media
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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6 Issues

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2 min.
a home that grows

SOME OF MY FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT OLD COTTAGES are when you discover unexpected elements that tell the stories of the people who lived in them before. Of the 100 or so homes I’ve been so lucky to style and photograph for Cottages & Bungalows over the years as the editor, I’ve been in some with such special stories. There was a Craftsman that was unusually large compared to its neighbors because, as the homeowners discovered, it had once served as the mayor’s home when the town was first founded over 100 years ago. There was one Victorian cottage with the most stunning picture window, which the owners later learned once served as the storefront for a dentist’s office; he had lived in and worked from the home. There was a lakeside…

1 min.
like it, love it

Five Amazing Cottage Kitchens Take a tour of five distinctive and charming kitchens. From a crisp Scandinavian minimalist style to a quaint and colorful Spanish one, there’s inspiration for everyone. Cottage Renovation Video: 5 Tips for Any Bathroom Remodel Christine Bridger, a cottage renovator in western Michigan, shares five tips she learned while designing and creating the perfect full bath for her family. A Bright & Natural Makeover for a Historical Bathroom Take a look at how this historical home got a fresh new look in the bathroom. A Small Kitchen with Big L.A. Flair Caitlin Murray gives tips on how to transform your tiny kitchen into an open layout. A Portland Bungalow with Vintage Vibes See artist Trish Grantham’s bold and colorful take on decorating with flea-market finds. Follow us online on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration daily! WEB Look…

2 min.
raising the bar

“It was a real diamond in the rough, but it looked like the earth was about to swallow the property,” says Jeff Mathis of the original state of this circa 1830s cottage on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. “Trees were growing in the house, rodents large and small were all in there.” His company and architect Beau Clowney were tasked with truly resurrecting the cottage from the dead. “Our first objective was to get it so workers could walk into it safely,” Jeff recalls. The owners were two families—one of whom had already had a great experience working with Jeff’s team. The old house was intended to become a shared vacation home for the two couples with a total of seven children. “It’s a historic property, so we had to retain the original…

3 min.
trim transformation

Hi friends ! I am having so much fun sharing our home projects with you over the last few months. I love adding character to each space and turning this little cottage we are currently residing in into our home sweet home. Since this is the kitchen/bath issue, we completed an entire bathroom makeover from top to bottom. My overall goal when designing this space was to make it feel peaceful and calm, like stepping into our very own spa each time we enter our bathroom. We completed the entire makeover ourselves including demo, tile, trim, flooring and finish work. My husband was the muscle behind bringing my vision to life. The makeover took us roughly a year from start to finish, with breaks in between where we completed other home projects. The spa-like…

1 min.
you’re so vain

We stand at them, sit at them, primp and refresh at them. A functional and attractive vanity can provide years of storage while making a stylish statement in your home. Treat yourself to one of our favorites.…

3 min.
color me happy

Stockholm, Sweden, resident Sebastian Bergström loves color; the more intense the hue, the better. This makes perfect sense with only five and a half hours of daylight in the depths of Swedish winters, and vibrant, bright colors are said to promote a cheerful mood. “Everyone is affected by color,” says Sebastian. “I wanted to design a space that made me happy whenever I come home. Colorful, energetic and maximalist more than minimalism is my style. Red, yellow, orange, blue and grass greens are colors that lift my mood.” GET THE LOOK : Kitchen- Sebastian made the most of his snug little apartment, and the kitchen (or lack thereof) was his biggest challenge. Sebastian explains, “When I purchased the flat, there was no kitchen. So I created a kitchen from scratch by splitting…