I took the opportunity the other day, when the sun was shining, to finally take some pictures of our house. As you probably have read here before we live on the edge of Kootenay Lake in BC and so our home is appropriately cottage-like. We are surrounded by mountains and trees and wildlife. We have a lot of wood and stone in the house - though these days I am busy gathering lots of ideas to start adding some more colour to the rooms. We have lived here for 5 years and have done quite a bit of work on the house. We do all the work ourselves, figuring it out as we go - there are a couple of good before and after shots right here.
The house is very open concept with large windows on 2 sides of the living/dining room that look out to through the trees to the lake. We don't have any window coverings because we don't have any neighbours. We put the teak floors in a couple of years ago and I love them.
The stone fireplace was a crazy project that we tackled and wish to never have to repeat. Lesson learned - hire someone to build a stone fireplace!
I have lots of vintage oars, paddles and skis around because its all about mountain culture here! Believe it or not those green oars did not come with that cupboard and I didn't paint them the same colour they just matched!
This kitchen was a budget makeover project (see before picture) and I think it turned out very well. Doug built the breakfast counter out of reclaimed lumber - it's perfect!