Updated and Expanded 1940s Cottage Home

A small one-story cottage built in the 1940s is given modern-day style thanks to a thoughtful second-story addition and long-overdue updates throughout. Barley|Pfeiffer Architecture added more rooms and created better flow for a young, growing family without compromising the home's old-school integrity and pedigree.

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Charming Cottage Features Trendy Gray Siding

This formerly yellow exterior receives a fresh, updated look with gray siding and new additions to expand the home.
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Before: Not-So-Charming Cottage

The dull, pale yellow exterior of this cottage lacks curb appeal. See how Barley Pfeiffer Architecture turns this home into a charming expanded cottage.
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Before: Boring, White Kitchen Cabinetry

Though the cabinets provide a lot of storage space for this kitchen, they lack interest and give the space a dated appearance. With some updates, the kitchen could be quite the show piece.
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Transitional Open Plan Kitchen Features Dark Hardwood Flooring & Bar Seating

A neutral color palette allows the rich hardwood floors and crisp white cabinetry to stand out in this open, transitional kitchen. A trio of dark wood barstools provides an eat-in space to enjoy a casual meal.
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Open Plan Kitchen Features Stainless Steel Oven & Beautiful White Cabinetry

White shaker style cabinets nod to the traditional design of this open plan kitchen. Sleek stainless steel appliances and warm hardwood floors finish off the look.
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Open Transitional Kitchen Features Beautiful White Cabinetry

Beautiful white cabinets surround this kitchen, providing ample storage space. A light blue subway tile backsplash adds a hint of color, while hardwood floors warm up the space. Stainless steel appliances complete the fresh, updated design.
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Bright Stairwell Features Dark Wood Steps

Dark wood stairs lead to the upper level of the expanded cottage home. Surrounding windows bring in lots of natural light to the small space.
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Traditional Home Office Features Built-In Desk & Bookshelves

As you walk upstairs, a spacious home office awaits you complete with a built-in desk and bookshelves. Surrounding windows bring in lots of natural light.
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Before: Living Room Lacks Personality

The living room feels dated and lacks personality. With the help of Barley Pfeiffer Architecture, the space will be transformed into a more sophisticated and interesting room for the family.
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Cozy Traditional Family Room With Backyard Access

This small family room features a plush, neutral sofa to kick back, relax and watch TV. Meanwhile, the backyard is just steps away.
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Chic Traditional Living Room Features Marble Fireplace & Patterned Accent Wall

Sophisticated and elegant, this updated, traditional living room features a marble fireplace, dark hardwood flooring and a lovely patterned accent wall that adds just the right amount of interest.
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Before: Small, Narrow Bathroom

Small, narrow and dated, this bathroom needed some help.
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Charming Traditional Bathroom With Updated Fixtures

A pretty shade of blue adds some color to this small bathroom. White subway tile wainscoting and a standalone sink complete the simple, traditional design.
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Traditional Screened-In Porch Features Red & White Metal Armchair

Take a moment and enjoy the natural surroundings on this screened-in porch. A red and white metal armchair provides seating in the corner of the space, while a ceiling fan brings cool air during the hotter months.
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