[MUSIC] Small space South Carolina Cottage. Hide appliances behind cabinets. Sconces take up less space than table lamps. [MUSIC]
Living large in a small space can be quite the challenge – especially when you've only got 660-square-feet to work with. This South Carolina cottage "was practically in our backyard," said photographer Josh Gibson. He's describing the small outbuilding that went up for sale as he and his wife, interior designer Michelle Prentice, were finishing up their new home in downtown Beaufort. The couple wasn't looking to downsize, and they also weren't looking for permanent residents in their new backyard. "It became clear that we should restore it to use as a guesthouse." So, the duo revitalized the old building, finding shortcuts to make the space "look bigger." They hid appliances with cabinetry and opted for scones instead of table lamps. They also faked the look of shiplap walls with pine flooring, hoping to maintain some of the home's old charm without having to splurge too much. "This is one of the most important things we did to maintain the house's integrity," said Josh. Come into the house for a peek at this stunning renovation.