Coastal Home Makeover

This Lake Michigan cottage got a much-needed makeover—but kept its historical charm.

Dark and Dreary

Matthew Gilson and James Yochum

Dark and Dreary

Before: The dim, narrow kitchen was in desperate need of some additional square footage and a design that emphasized natural light and lakefront views.

Just Like New

Matthew Gilson and James Yochum

Just Like New

After: Custom cabinetry, a farmhouse sink, stainless appliances, and concrete and wood counters gave this formerly dull cottage kitchen a bright new look.

Tight Squeeze

Matthew Gilson and James Yochum

Tight Squeeze

Before: Crammed into a kitchen corner, the dining nook's constricted quarters made family meals a challenge.

Family Ties

Matthew Gilson and James Yochum

Family Ties

After: Bumping out an exterior wall allowed for a room extension that accommodated a spacious eating nook for casual family dining.

Out with the Old

Matthew Gilson and James Yochum

Out with the Old

Before: Significant mold damage, limited landscaping, and a dark Tudor shell made for an uninviting exterior.

Nod to New England

Matthew Gilson and James Yochum

Nod to New England

After: Designer Kathryn Quinn updated the home with lighter shingles, additional windows, and a white masonry base to create a Cape Cod look.

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