Interior: Charming modern getaway
A clever overhaul and lots of paint turned this dreary cottage into a charming getaway.
Demolition began that winter, and Lisa remembers the reno experience as being a bit of an adventure. “The cottage is on an island, so to meet our goal of having the kitchen up and running by the time the ice on the lake melted, we had to work right through the cold weather. I spent a lot of time with the contractor roaring across the frozen lake on a snowmobile.” But while the process wasn’t exactly convenient, the kitchen, with its grey-painted cabinetry, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, is now the highlight of the cottage.
The cottage may be old, but the kitchen design is brand new. Shiny white bar stools, soft grey-painted cabinetry, cool quartz countertops and soaring white ceilings with skylights make it one of the freshest and most inviting areas in the home.