At just under 1,000 square feet, designers had a lot of function to fit into a small space. The homeowners wanted to keep the original structure of the home their grandfather built, but they wanted it updated to include a functional kitchen, living areas and bedrooms, so designers created living spaces with an open concept on the beach side to take advantage of the home's magnificent beach view. Then, they tucked as many beds as possible in the second half of the house so that the entire family would have a place to sleep when the family visited the house.
As an extension of the home's entertainment space, a good sized deck runs the rear expanse of the home and allows for a beautiful view of the beach.
A single stall shower in the master bathroom adds stylish functionality without taking up too much room in the space.
Stepping inside this New England home reveals an interior just as charming as the exterior, with bright colors and country-style furniture. White walls and large windows keep the space light and airy, while mint-colored pendant lights and coral chairs create a fun, laid-back atmosphere.
Designers wanted to update the design of this Rhode Island beach home, so they created an open concept living space between the kitchen, dining room and living room. The open concept design enhances the entertainment aspect of the home and increases the flow and functionality between these spaces while allowing for a continuous design throughout the elegant beach cottage.
On one side of the home, steps provide access from the driveway to the front porch and front door.
This once-drag bungalow is enlivened with a new gable dormer and petite front porch, turning it into a charming summer cottage with a storybook appeal. The design team added a small master suite to the original structure that provides privacy for a lush garden at the back of the house. A sage green picket fence ties in with the exterior trim and adds to the charm.
Designers wanted to give the homeowners as much access to the home's beautiful beach view as possible, so they created a sort of sunroom to function as the home's main living space. The large windows in the space allow in tons of natural light as well as allow for a beautiful ocean view to be a major part of the design. To further incorporate the beach into the home, designers chose hues of blues and greens to add color to the living space that reflects the nature surrounding the cottage.
In this small bedroom, a set of bunk beds help to conserve floor space, while white shiplap, windows and high ceilings give the space a roomier feel, while colorful details such as the green bed linens and multi-color rug help to make the space feel like home.
In the master bathroom, designers kept the design simple and quaint. To accomplish this, designers installed a half wall of wainscoting to complement the vanity cabinet, keeping the space light and bright. A gray and white tile floor adds a hint of luxury to the space, while the gray vanity countertop anchors it all.
To maintain the beachy feel throughout the home, designers used muted blues and greens that can be found in the nature surrounding the home. In the kitchen, these colors were added to the backsplash and the barstools so as to add color without overwhelming the space. White cabinetry and a custom, curved peninsula keeps the space feeling light and open, while natural light contributes to the warm, bright feel.