Cottage House Plans
While a cottage-style home sounds cute, and it is charming indeed, don’t automatically assume one is small. Yes, they can be small but are really any size. Here’s what Cottage is and how this style can be more tailored to your preferences.
The exterior of a cottage home is just as important as the interior. The exterior often has a centered door and obvious chimney(s). A front porch is a must – even if it just protects you from the weather and happy pots of flowers live there. Windowpanes may be diamond-shaped in design. Details on the exterior are very important. Which, leads to this; a cottage can be coastal, vintage, country or French (and more) in style. A coastal
cottage might be light in siding color, light in palette, materials, and airy inside. Vintage cottages might be stone or brick, with have hardwood floors, be colorful and eclectic. French brings floral decor, wood beams, wood floors, and European touches.
Small porches and gardens – easy, flowy, soft, and welcoming are common to cottages. The exterior blends into the natural surroundings. Benches for sitting, formal or whispy plantings create the romance or formality you want in a garden and match the feeling and detailed style of the home.
The interior is also commonly open. Dining areas and living areas are open to each other. Spaces are shared, but often, nooks and crannies are present for you to read in, relax in and observe the ‘goings- on’ around you.
Don’t confuse cottage style with bungalow. A bungalow is a true, well-defined style. Cottage brings several other architectural elements to the charming storybook imagined, easy-living, open-flow of comfort and nature/nurture feeling we all aspire to exist in daily.
Living Concepts has many cottage home plans to choose from. We look forward to talking to you about yours.