This Lake Michigan cottage got a much-needed makeover—but kept its historical charm.
Before: The dim, narrow kitchen was in desperate need of some additional square footage and a design that emphasized natural light and lakefront views.
After: Custom cabinetry, a farmhouse sink, stainless appliances, and concrete and wood counters gave this formerly dull cottage kitchen a bright new look.
Before: Crammed into a kitchen corner, the dining nook's constricted quarters made family meals a challenge.
After: Bumping out an exterior wall allowed for a room extension that accommodated a spacious eating nook for casual family dining.
Before: Significant mold damage, limited landscaping, and a dark Tudor shell made for an uninviting exterior.