Want a Home With Charm? Consider Building a Storybook Cottage

The Storybook Cottage design has just the right amount of whimsy, making it perfect for many homeowners and areas around the country.
The Storybook Cottage design has just the right amount of whimsy, making it perfect for many homeowners and areas around the country.

Choosing a style for your home can be very difficult if you’re building from the ground up or you’re going through a major renovation project where you’re basically gutting your home and leaving only the frame. However, in recent years, many clients have been interested in cottage design that reminds them of actual storybooks – real life fairytale sort of homes with all of the modern conveniences of a contemporary house. While the Storybook Cottage design might sound too whimsical for your taste, it’s actually quite perfect for many homeowners and areas around the country. Use this guide from Gelotte Hommas to learn more about this unique type of design and what features you can expect.

  • Cottage houses that feel ripped from the pages of storybooks often use stone as part of their foundation. There are all sorts of stone types you can choose from, but in contemporary cottage houses, most homeowners choose multi-colored pavers in an abstract design. This makes the house look modern with classic style instead of old and gray.
  • Contemporary kitchens. One thing many homeowners worry about when building a cottage house is having an old kitchen. At Gelotte Hommas, we make sure our cottage houses have the best possible kitchens for modern cooking and entertaining. The façade doesn’t have to dictate the appliances and space you have available in the kitchen!
  • Natural interiors. Most cottage houses can benefit from wood floors that don’t look highly finished and walls made from wood or natural stone. They give the right look while helping to keep your house comfortable. You can always soften the look with rugs to make your home feel a little bit cozier in the winter.

Contact Gelotte Hommas to learn more about Storybook Cottage Design and all of the other services we offer our clients.

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