Hello, my name is Mary Ann Pickett.
Welcome to our remodeled 1950's beach cottage.
Here is the living room before we installed new double paned French doors, an insulated ceiling and a new mantel.
The dining room before.
In the kitchen, we wanted to raise the ceiling and have better circulation.
You cannot tell it from the photo but the cabinets were falling apart.
Our pantry keeps small appliances handy but out of sight.
This was an unused space next to a load bearing wall on the left, so we made it into a beverage
center with an instant hot and cold tap.
Sitting area to keep the cook (thanks, Howard) company.
Our teen-aged son's room before and after.
His bathroom before and after...
His bathroom was decorated with flea market finds.
We had to maximize storage in our tiny guest/daughter's room.
Recently, she moved back home and we gave her the bed and bedding. Here's how it looks now...
At the top of the stairs, we carved out a loft office space.
The cabinet above the baskets is a laundry chute from the master closet.
Now to the patio...
We are keeping the Lido house and now we are on a new adventure
for my husband's work. We are living in San Francisco in a 1920's apartment building.
Every room has a view.
You will be able to follow along as we settle in and explore. Here are some photos so far...
The view from the kitchen.