House Tour

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Welcome to our home! Over the life of the blog I have written a number of posts about remodeling and decorating our Oregon cottage and here is where you can find a one-page tour of our house and yard with links to many of these posts if you’d like more details and how-tos (we did much of the remodeling and updating ourselves). Come on in:
House Tour - An Oregon Cottage Outside

Our house started as a typical 1982 ranch house with many 70s-era leftovers like harvest gold fixtures and large-globed western style chandeliers. However, it was a builder’s house, so the quality was evident as well as state-of-the-art double-hung windows. Read more details in these posts:

Entry Gallery Wall

The first thing you’ll see as you step into our home is the entry and gallery wall. Actually the area is one big ‘great room’ but it has a half-wall that helps define the individual areas. Our entry area has seen some changes, mostly decorating, but with a few DIY updates, too:

Cottage Great Room

Take a step down from the entry to the right and you’re in our living room. Here are some of the things we’ve done in this room:

Cottage Dining Room

I love our dining room! I especially love the large French doors we added – they add a huge amount of light and completely changed the feeling of the room. Here’s more on the dining room:

Farmhouse Kitchen - House Tour An Oregon Cottage

But I’m completely over-the-moon with our farmhouse kitchen! We remodeled this room in phases over a period of 8 years. Read more about one of my favorite rooms in our house here:

Cottage Bathroom with Blinds

Our main bathroom saw a huge transformation as we updated and replaced almost everything except for the tub. Read more, including before-and-after shots, here:

Master Bedroom - House Tour An Oregon Cottage

Our master bedroom is painted a soothing light sage (recently updated with coral accents) with a super easy board-and-batten half wall in a creamy white. Here are more posts with details and before-and-after shots:

Master Bathroom - House Tour An Oregon Cottage

Our master bath morphed from two dark, carpeted (really! yuck…) rooms to a light-filled space that is the other of my favorite rooms in our cottage. I’m sure it has nothing to do with that tub. Read the details here:

The Porch and Garage Remodel - House Tour An Oregon Cottage

The major remodeling project we did shortly after moving in was to convert the garage to living space which includes two offices and a laundry/mud room. My one goal was to make sure no one would be able to tell that a garage and driveway ever lived in this space – do you think I achieved it? Read lots more about it here:

Office - House Tour An Oregon Cottage

Brian’s office takes up one part of the remodeled garage which includes the cool desk we made from Ikea trestle legs and salvaged wood. I wrote about both our office spaces here:

Workroom - House Tour An Oregon Cottage

My office/workroom basks in the light from the French doors we added. It also provides needed storage and houses guests when needed. More on this space:

Laundry Room - House Tour An Oregon Cottage

The laundry room started out as just a washer and dryer in the garage. I’m SO happy to have a warm place to do laundry as well as to keep garden stuff and start my indoor seeds. Find more here:

Even though the next two areas are not a part of our house proper, I can’t leave you without a glimpse into our redone backyard and raised bed vegetable garden:

Backyard - House Tour An Oregon Cottage

This area of our backyard – a gravel patio, gazebo and entry deck – started out as a HUGE deck that began rotting soon after we moved in. In typical diy fashion, we took a looooong time to get to this point – but it’s beautiful and definitely worth the wait! Read more in these posts:

Vegetable Garden - House Tour An Oregon Cottage

And lastly, here’s a little tour of our raised-bed vegetable garden in July. This garden brings me much joy and provides a ton of food and aggravation from dumb voles and moles…arrrrrgggg. There’s a ton of information in the Organic Gardening section on the blog, but in this category you’ll find my posts all about our garden design:

I hope you’ve enjoyed the tour of our Oregon cottage! Make sure to subscribe to An Oregon Cottage by email so you don’t miss anything new we might have up our sleeves, and follow me on Pinterest where you’ll probably be able to figure how what I might be planning next…