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Wallpaper: Consider decoupaging maps or prints as an affordable alternative to wallpaper. Hannah and Randy love to travel, so the maps suit them.

Shower curtain: Repurpose items in clever new ways. Hannah found this chenille bedspread at an antiques store; Heather used it as a shower curtain.

Vanity: Elevate the sink. Heather put this one (from a home improvement store) atop a table she bought at a flea market. “A raised sink allows more space,” she says.

Showerhead: Try a handheld fixture for flexibility. Heather designed a tile box to hide the plumbing, including nooks for shampoo and soap to maximize storage space. “This really cut down on construction costs because we didn’t have to demo the wall,” she explains.

Floor: Choose a splash-proof tile. Bad linoleum probably installed during the seventies was pulled up, thrown out, and replaced with hexagonal tile appropriate to the cottage’s age.

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