Sprucing up a vintage cottage is an investment many canadians see the value in making. That’s in large part because, particularly in this country, the draw and benefits of a natural escape is so deeply rooted in our culture.
However, life in a more rural or natural setting can pose many problems that we don’t encounter or incur living in a suburban or urban environment. Vintage cottage renovations often present layers of complexity that the average DIYer or even construction professionals will not be aware of.
Turning your diamond in the rough cottage into a dream escape for you and your family is a large undertaking, but with some understanding of the investment, pitfalls to avoid, and design features that make the biggest impact—you’ll be living your cottage owners dream with less bumps along the way.