Ideas for Building the Perfect Cottage

The perfect cottage-style home is a dream for many people, but they can be hard to come by in the real estate market. While there may not be many on the market, there are plenty of ways to get a storybook cottage of your very own, just use the following ideas:

Get Storybook Cottage Style
Source: Gelotte Hommas
  • The traditional storybook cottage generally features dormer windows. Dormer windows on the second floor creates a second floor space on a home that would traditionally only be one floor. Dormers can also be added to cape-style homes to extend the living space and alter it into one of the cottage style homes you’ve been coveting. 
  • Storybook cottages are also all about the natural exterior, specifically in Seattle. Seattle is known for its use of natural brick and stone for home exteriors. Storybook cottages do the same, and a stone facade can be added to any home to give it a more “cottage” appearance. Natural stone work can be found in many homes designed by Gelotte Hommas.
  • If you don’t have a home that can be turned into one of the cottage style homes you’ve seen by adding dormers, adding a storybook porch might be the next best thing. Wrap around style porches are common in movie homes and the storybook cottages that were a part of childhood fairytales. Adding a porch to a home is an easy way to change the style, and it also offers a convenient outdoor space for the warmer months. 

If you are interested in working with a company that knows how to make your storybook dreams into a reality contact us with any and all questions you may have.

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