Cape Cod Cottage Remodel Part 2
It’s been quite a while since we have updated and so many things have changed and so much progress has been made! Between keeping the stores full and getting through the holidays, we have been working long and hard trying to wrap the remodel up! So far, everything is coming together beautifully and we can’t wait to share the final product. So, without further ado …. let’s get started!
Of course, not everything is complete on the outside but what a difference already. The vinyl cedar shake siding was the perfect look for the cape cod cottage style of this home, but the color was….blah…to say the least! We needed something more vibrant. Something to catch the eye and stand out from the other homes on the block. We chose this beautiful blue that pairs nicely with the existing cream trim and windows. Our carpenter is building wood farmhouse style shutters and flower boxes that will be stained in a pecan color to really complete the look. We have been struggling with the front door color. Again, we want something bold that really makes a statement. We’ve been thinking of a coral. Thoughts?
As for the inside of the house, we went a little more neutral. A beautiful crisp, clean palette of white and grey. For the walls, we chose Repose Grey by Sherwin Williams and for the trim, windows, and shiplap we chose Alabaster White by Sherwin Williams. Those classic colors give the home more of that farmhouse feel we love and I think will help the new owner better envision themselves making a home there. Are you as in love with the half shiplap walls as much as we are? This is just a nice touch that adds some texture to the home and really enhances the beautiful angles in the dining room and original fireplace located in the living room.
We chose to carry the shiplap wall into the downstairs ½ bath that we added as well. Can you believe that this ½ bath actually used to be the steps into the basement?! Us either! The downstairs configuration was so whacky! We ripped out the original toilet closet (literally, that’s what it felt like it was!) and made it an open area and converted the steps into the basement into this beautiful ½ bath. Don’t worry! There is still an outside entrance into the unfinished basement.
Our last sneak peek is a look into the AMAZING kitchen. I literally could live here. Forever. The tile floor we put down is to die for. And, they grey kitchen cabinets really just set everything off. For a smaller scale house, I personally think the kitchen is going to feel rather large. We went for an open floor plan style house so everything kind of just “flows” together! We chose a large white farmhouse sink because, duh, what else would we choose?! Silestone makes a beautiful quartz known as “Stellar Snow”. It’s really going to tie everything together as it’s a white quartz with flecks of light and dark grey that really compliments the floor and cabinets.
So, that’s it for now folks! There’s a lot more we’ve accomplished and still going on….but we know you love the anticipation of waiting for what’s next! J
Over the past several months, we’ve poured our heart and soul into designing a beautiful space for someone to call home. Once it all comes together, we will have an open house for everyone to come take a look. Spread the word to friends and family who may be looking to set down roots in Sussex County!
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