Cottage style homes have become extremely popular in North America, especially in northern climates. They’re cozy, welcoming, and lend themselves well to a variety of landscapes.
For those homeowners looking to upgrade their cottage style homes—or for those who’d like to transform their homes into this style—there are some fun additions and small details that are sure to make all the difference, including Etobicoke, ON replacement windows, new paint colours, and picket fencing. Keep reading.
Small details can, collectively, make a huge difference at home. To support the cottage style you love, here are a few of the best “little detail” suggestions from experts in home design:
Emphasize the Outdoor Living Space
A key feature of a cottage style home is a fully screened in outside living space. Add a bright coloured patio door to accent the porch, as well as hanging plants and cross-hatch mullions to the lower section of the screening. Most cottage style homes include roomy front porches, but don’t worry if yours is small (or even non-existent); there are plenty of cottage home features and decor to make up for it.
Upgrade Windows to Support Style
For homeowners of cottage style homes, there are some limitations. To truly support the design, nothing modern or contemporary is fitting. So, when it comes to windows and window replacements, traditional styles and materials make the most sense:
Take Pride in a Small Footprint
Cottage homes are often smaller in scale. So, homeowners should remember to keep proportion in mind when landscaping. For example, gigantic trees make a smaller home appear even smaller—look into mid-size plants and brushes you can sculpt into perfectly sized landscape additions. Also, if the home lacks a front porch, a sculpted front yard will help. A few flat stones beneath wooden seating is an inspiring—and inexpensive—addition.
To transform your space into a perfectly cottage vibe with new Etobicoke, ON replacement windows, give the experts at Brock Doors and Windows Ltd. a call. We can be reached at (905) 791-2850 and we are located at 278 Orenda Road, Brampton, ON, L6T 4X6. We can’t wait to work with you!