Hi guys! Today we are sharing our progress on the cottage porch columns. When we bought the property and the cottage, the porch had rusty steel columns on the front, which I’m sure were intended to be “decorative”. They were also covered in the same lead paint as the rest of the house exterior. When … Continue reading Replacing the Cottage Porch Columns
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a great evening! With three littles we didn't do anything really special, as we're still trying to get as much sleep as possible. Today we're sharing an update on replacing the header board on the cottage's porch. When we had the house leveled, the porch separated from … Continue reading Replacing the Header Board on the Cottage Porch
Hi everyone! Our demo team has pretty much completed their portion of our tiny cottage demo (to be honest there's not a lot of house left!) and we are on to the next part of our remodel, reinforcing and replacing the existing framing. This will also be our chance to move any walls that we … Continue reading Losing the Unibrow
Problems with the Cottage Addition
Hi everyone! Today we're going to share one of the major corrections that we knew would need to be made to the cottage when we first purchased the property. On our first walk through of the house prior to purchasing the property, it was very obvious that the house had some major foundation issues. Not … Continue reading Leveling the Cottage
Hi guys! We are back today to discuss one of the hiccups that we have run into with our tiny cottage. When we initially walked through the house, one of the things we noticed was not only was there a fireplace in the addition, but there was also a chimney extending from the roof in … Continue reading The Cottage Chimney
Hi everyone! Demo on the cottage continues, and unfortunately there have been a few more surprises and hiccups along the way. However, while we are sorting those issues out, we wanted to go ahead and share a few things with you! First, we wanted to share our goals for our updated floor plan. As we … Continue reading Updated Cottage Floor Plan and Exterior Mood Board
Hi everyone! Our team has begun demoing the cottage, and we have had a few surprises underneath all of the drywall. Just a reminder, here is the current floorplan of the cottage: I was pretty excited when our contractor called on day one to let us know that there was shiplap paneling underneath the drywall! … Continue reading Demo Starts on the Cottage!
Hi everyone! Today we're sharing our plans for our "new old house", the 1940s cottage that came with our property. Although we essentially attributed no value to the house when we purchased the property, given the age of the house we wanted a thorough inspection done to make sure we knew about anything that might … Continue reading Our Cottage – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Hey guys! We have a ton of news to share with you guys and we're going to tell you ALL about it below. First: Aurora As you know, our plan was to take our family on the road full time in our Airstream in order to travel more before the kids are school-age. This plan … Continue reading What the heck is going on?