Big Dream, Tiny Cottage
Southern Living|March 2017

It’s no small thing to live large in an itty-bitty space. Steal some smart tricks from this 660-square-foot South Carolina makeover

Zoë Gowen

Align & Conceal

“Make it look bigger,” says owner Michelle Prentice. “Run counter tops along the wall; don’t let them turn a corner. I also wanted to make this space feel clean by hiding the appliances.” She and her husband, Josh Gibson, worked with contractor Sean Rye and used semi-custom Lowe’s cabinets to cover the dishwasher. “It was tricky,” Gibson admits. “But if you stare at anything for three days, you’ll figure it out.”

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