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Our Coastal Cottage Earlier than and After Pictures of Entry Progress (and extra!)


Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)
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Immediately I’m going to share some new earlier than and after (progress) photographs that includes tasks we’ve labored on in our entry and lounge space! The earlier than photographs are from once we moved in not fairly three years in the past (we purchased this home furnished!)

We made just a few updates throughout the renovation final yr and a few I haven’t proven you but, together with enlarging and casing in openings between the rooms, altering flooring and changing carpet on steps, shifting a doorbell and changing a not-cute return air vent. I’ll share them right this moment!

In fact for sure we are going to proceed to work on particulars and furnishings over time so this isn’t actually “after” …. however I hope you all get pleasure from seeing the progress we’ve made thus far!

Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)
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One of many issues I beloved about this seaside cottage once we first noticed it three summers in the past was the way it felt to be in it. At the same time as we walked contained in the small entry and lounge for the very first time it felt immediately welcoming and comfy. We knew inside minutes and a fast walkthrough it was a spot we may make our house. It was the form of seaside home you’d wish to come hand around in and never depart. And that it’s! We’re so grateful that it’s now our house.

Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)
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I beloved that this home was in-built a basic model and that the earlier homeowners had added extra character to it! That’s simply the form of house we had been on the lookout for — one which felt like house to start with however one which we may proceed to work on and make our personal.

Whereas we didn’t really plan to do a lot straight away, we knew we might finally take out carpet and change flooring. In fact, we did a little bit greater than that :). That’s simply what I do, I assume ha.

Listed here are among the earlier than and after transformations we’ve accomplished thus far on this space of our house!

Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)
Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)
Navy Lantern // Extra Sources for above

A cased in opening

One of many issues we determined to do in our renovation was to case within the “opening” between the entry and lounge (which we additionally did within the different rooms on the principle ground, however that’s a put up and photographs for an additional day).

You’ll be able to see how earlier than it was simply drywall. This opening couldn’t be raised or made bigger. In reality, we really “narrowed” this opening barely to make room for the casing, however you don’t even discover that it’s smaller. It simply feels good to have all of it cased in now — it actually makes it look extra completed and fashionable I believe!

Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)
Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)
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Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)
Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)
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New hardwood flooring and stair treads

We additionally had the staircase carpet eliminated and added hardwood treads. We’ve at all times eliminated the carpet from each staircase we’ve ever had, it’s such a pleasant recent feeling to have painted steps or hardwoods. We might add a runner sooner or later, however we do prefer it as is!

Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)
Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)

Whereas we initially thought of simply portray the steps, since we had been putting in the brand new European White Oak hardwood (engineered) flooring upstairs and down, it made sense to do all of it and simply make the staircase match the brand new hardwoods.

We selected this tone of flooring all through as a result of it’s a timeless model but additionally as a result of it ties into the colour of the seaside sand and driftwood! It provides mild and feels informal and welcoming however nonetheless basic.

Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)

One factor we love about having a smaller house is we are able to give attention to the smaller particulars, too. That’s actually what I like to do probably the most. It’s good to have the opportunity make easy modifications and see the influence!

Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)

Swapped the ceiling air register

A captivating replace we made final fall is hardly each seen in a photograph (it’s an ungainly angle to get into a photograph) however we see it on daily basis! We swapped out a daily not-attractive return air vent for this lovely star burst pattered vent! I can’t even imagine what a distinction it made. It’s so cute (if an air vent might be cute?).

Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)
White Oak Flooring Warmth Registers

Modified the ground warmth registers

We used to have the standard metallic warmth registers however as soon as the wooden flooring was put in I knew instantly I’d not wish to put the metals ones again on the principle ground (we’ll change the upstairs sooner or later). We purchased THESE from Amazon however our flooring contractor made some changes to make them match correctly. I like that they’re now wooden and mix in to the flooring. I can’t wait to have the ability to do the identical upstairs sometime.

Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)
Brass Wall Sconce // Patterned Shade // Extra sources for above

Wired in sconce and moved the doorbell

We had added the brass wall sconce right here beforehand, however had been utilizing a battery operated bulb. Whereas the electricians had been right here we had them wire within the mild so now we are able to flip it on with the flip of a change! We additionally swapped the lampshade for this patterned one. Then we additionally had them transfer the doorbell. It was above the bench the place the art work is. You would possibly do not forget that we had added a cute sufficient cowl over the unique one, however the placement nonetheless restricted me from hanging sure artwork items. So “so long as” we had electricians right here for the renovation, we simply had the entire doorbell moved into the closet behind the wall. 🙂

Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)
Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)
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The plan for the bench cushion

The earlier homeowners had added the built-in bench in the lounge which we use as additional seating on a regular basis when individuals come over! It’s so useful! It takes up much less room than a chair (or two) and gives useful storage as nicely.

My plan is to have the cushion recovered however for now we simply wrap it in this reversible blanket and it really works simply high quality. I prefer to take my time and never really feel rushed to decide earlier than I’m prepared. I do know I’ll recuperate this one in a coordinating material after I’m able to have the official bench cushion cowl made for our eating room, which we additionally simply wrap in blankets for now. With grandkids and pets, straightforward to clean blankets are the in all probability the way in which to go anyway!

Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)
Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)

Contemporary Paint

We had the entire decrease degree inside painted throughout the renovation. Sadly there have been just a few conditions and mishaps (in each room) that must be redone. It’s a protracted story however I’m hoping it is going to be resolved this summer season. Not all the pieces goes easily or in accordance with plan, which might be irritating while you’re spending your hard-earned cash on massive tasks, however we’re trusting that our contractor will be capable of make it proper! I’ll share extra on that quickly.

An upcoming paint change we plan to make ourselves is to provide the within and out of doors of our entrance door a brand new coat of paint.

For those who see the reflection within the mirror of a few of these photographs, you will note the inside of the door is at the moment white with samples of darkish paint! Does that shock you? I like contrasts in small doses. I’m contemplating an inside door colour comparable in depth to the Dutch door in our final house in a deep blue or a deep inexperienced blue. However the outdoors will doubtless stay the identical or comparable colour as a result of I adore it. We’ll see, you by no means know what would possibly occur :).

Paint colours: Door is Wythe Blue Benjamin Moore, Lounge is Seaside Glass Benjamin Moore, White partitions and trim are Basic Mild Buff Sherwin Williams, and Entry partitions are at the moment Impartial Floor Sherwin Williams.

Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)

Different upcoming concepts and modifications:

We have now a artistic concept for our entry, it’s one thing I’ve wished to do for a very long time. I discovered simply what I wanted at at nice deal by way of a pal who was promoting that very merchandise on Instagram. I simply need to go get it subsequent time I’m in Portland after which I’ll share about it!

I’m additionally on the hunt for a brand new entry rug. Whereas I’ll say I like the look of no rugs in summer season for the simplicity of it, as a fast sweep takes care of any sand and it’s recent and clear once more, it’s good to have a little bit one thing for a splash of colour or texture. And as soon as we get into fall and winter once more a rug is sweet not just for the coziness however to catch the rain drops when individuals and pets are available in.

The demilune entry desk was right here once we moved in and it suits completely (right here’s an analogous desk). I’ll determine to provide it a brand new coat of paint, however I additionally would possibly simply get one thing new in time. The desk has a teeny drawer that holds our doggie strolling baggage :), so it’s useful!

And as I’ve talked about, we’re enthusiastic about getting furnishings for our lounge, however we are going to take our time on that as nicely.

Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)
Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)

Adjustments we made previous to the renovation:

The very first thing we did in our entry earlier than the renovation even started was to find out the general temper we wished to welcome our household and pals. I at all times love a mixture of basic conventional and recent informal coastal model and that model actually works nicely right here.

Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)
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Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)
Navy Lantern

Earlier than we even knew we might do the renovation we acquired settled in and began making it our personal. We hung a number of of our unique seascapes on this stair wall. Since we’ve been accumulating artwork for a few years, this was a simple means for me to set the temper and add colour and persona.

Then we put in this navy lantern! I like the basic character and assertion it makes within the entry. I’d love to purchase one other for the highest of the steps! Saving my pennies.

Residence takes time! It’s enjoyable to see progress being made and we at all times have plans to sit up for!

Need to see extra earlier than and afters of our house? Take a look at this put up: Our Kitchen Earlier than and After (with photographs of the kitchen and eating room swap!)


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Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)
Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)Our Coastal Cottage Before and After Photos of Entry Progress (and more!)

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