Complete an intimate cottage with interior shutters

Sep 8 2010

Complete an intimate cottage with interior shutters
Complete an intimate cottage with interior shutters
The Journal Gazette reports that Dennis Spidel and his son, Scott Zeeb, recently worked on making a cottage that was as personal and cozy as possible, with creative touches that could made it feel like home.

One of the first noticeable quirks to the residence is its front path, which has dragonflies stamped into the cement, in tribute to resident Libby Rowland, who lives with Zeeb and has an affection for the creatures.

"I had a garden stone stamped in a dragonfly pattern, and I came home one day and he had used it to stamp the sidewalk. He surprised me with it," she told the news source.

The home, which was built in the 1940s, had to undergo serious renovations to alter some of its more inconvenient characteristics, such as a kitchen that wasn't any bigger than a bathroom.

Zeeb and Spidel solved this problem by knocking down a few walls and adding another section to property, where there is a dining room, pantry, powder room, mud room and coat closet. The original dining room was converted to the new kitchen.

Industry analysts claim that one way to give any home the cozy feel of a cottage is to install interior shutters in a kitchen or dining area. These beautiful window treatments can contribute a unique feel to any room.
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