Nestled in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama, a quaint cottage underwent a remarkable transformation, turning it into a true gem of the neighborhood. Originally adorned with classic white shakes, this older home now boasts a perfect blend of timeless charm and modern elegance. The renovation focused on enhancing both the interior and exterior by our Twin Plan Designer, Crystal Tucker, creating a space that seamlessly integrates with the neighborhood while offering contemporary comforts.
Situated on a deep lot, the before structure of this exterior had a small entrance. By introducing multiple arch openings with French doors opening to the dining room, our plan designer, Crystal Tucker and interior designer, Lydia Smith, created a warm inviting entrance.
The first noticeable change to the cottage was the addition of a new arched French door entry. This architectural element not only adds character but also serves as a focal point, inviting guests into a space that balances old-world charm with modern amenities. The outdoor dining space, an extension of the cottage’s dining room, offers the perfect setting for outdoor gatherings, seamlessly connecting the interior with the exterior.
To ensure that the renovation maintained the cottage’s original character, the exterior was carefully designed to complement the existing structure and blend harmoniously with the neighborhood. Large gas lanterns were strategically placed to enhance the cottage’s charm. The choice of a warm white paint color ties everything together, creating a cohesive and inviting facade.
Living Room Addition
One of the significant improvements to the cottage is the expansion of the back, resulting in a spacious living room addition.
Stepping inside, the exposed beam ceiling adds a touch of elegance, creating an open and airy atmosphere. A focal point of this new space is the limestone fireplace, providing both warmth and a visual anchor to the room. The living room is now a versatile area that seamlessly connects to the new porch, offering an ideal space for family gatherings, entertaining guests, or simply unwinding after a long day.
Inviting Dining Room
As part of the renovation, a small living area was converted into an inviting dining room. This transformation maximizes the use of space and ensures that every corner of the cottage serves a purpose. Styled with a soft mossy green paint color and floral wallpaper, it offers an intimate setting for family meals and entertaining friends. The large arched doors open to a outdoor dining space in the front of the house.
The renovation of this Birmingham cottage stands as a testament to the transformative power of thoughtful design and careful planning. By preserving the original charm of the cottage and seamlessly integrating modern elements, the renovated home now stands as a beacon of style and functionality.
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