The cottage was shabby before.

A Fixer-Upper

After reading a home design book while on vacation, Amy Gardner was “convinced I had to buy a house and redo it.” She bought a tiny, affordable fixer-upper and embarked on a full-scale renovation. Amy used her eye for design to infuse modern touches into the cottage’s traditional structure.

Before: When Amy bought the fixer-upper, it was a boxlike structure with a choppy layout.









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