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Nobody does a cottage guesthouse like Sarah! She and Tommy nestle a neglected Bunkie into an away-from-it-all corner of the island. The last room of the cottage project Sarah struggles to keep her budget afloat. She salvages pine boards, windows and...

Kitchen, Dining, Lounge

Sarah proves you can have all the comforts and practicality of home at your cherished summer place. The open-concept main level welcomes multi-functional style with an energy efficient gourmet kitchen and a light-filled dining and lounge area....

Master Bedroom, Kids’ Loft

A prime motivator for updating a time worn cottage is to create sleeping quarters for all.  Awkward ceilings and layouts plus dingy lighting rule the bedrooms in Sarah’s Cottage, and a winter storm unleashed its wrath on the ceilings and...

Main, Upper Baths

No bathroom reno is a day at the beach, but with civilization a lengthy boat ride away it’s more an exercise than imagined. With military precision Sarah, Tommy and contractor Vito create two nature-inspired bathrooms, each on a strict budget....

East west guest

Guests are as certain as black flies at a cottage even if it’s smack in the middle of a lake. Sarah and Tommy whip two tight spaces into shape by dusting off old features and shoehorning in vintage cottage style. The dark East Room draws from...

Living Room, Exterior

Sarah Richardson bolts for cottage country to show you how to squeeze the most value from your cherished summer getaway. Sarah’s off-the-grid retreat bobs 17 miles offshore, light-years away from big city stress and convenience. Borrowing from...

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