November 13, 2019

Renovation Introduction: Knox Cottage

(us in front of the cottage on demo day)

Today I want to introduce our big renovation happening right in our backyard!

Last year I shared the before of our back house and some of the dreams we had for the space. This is a space we didn’t know we would get to renovate this year but the more we talked about it and sought out our options, the more we realized this was the year to invest in this part of our property.

Our goal for the space is to create an open, bright, one bedroom apartment to rent out for a long term rental. The layout of the space is changing since the garage is becoming part of the living area. The new layout is about 575 square feet. Nothing from the space was salvageable so tearing everything out already seems like a huge improvement. We started about a month ago and I’m blown away by the progress already! You can follow along with live updates on instagram.

Here is a little idea of the design we are aiming towards with the cottage. I’m looking for ways to maximize the space like adding shelves for extra storage while keeping it open and airy. I’m looking for creative ways to expand our dollar and create a beautiful, bespoke space that someone will enjoy living in!

I’m excited to share the progress along the way, where we found all our materials and of course the finished product! Don’t forget to follow along on instagram here