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Backyard Cottage Makes a Great Home Improvement

pinterest backyard cottageThis is a great way to turn a shed into a little backyard cottage. It's a very cool home improvement you can do to make your home feel like a get away. You can have a "guest house!"

This is such a cool idea that it even won an award from "This Old House." For an explanation on what it is and how the owner did it, here's a look at the information from the website:

 

Who: Lynn Boughton 
Where: Brooklyn, MI

We added a porch with a reverse gable roof. Then we installed salvaged cottage windows, and topped it off with a split cedar shake roof. Everyone wants to spend the night in this little gem! 

Who did the work: I did some of the work myself
Cost: $5,000 to $10,000

 

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(photo credit: This Old House)

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