Beach BungalowBeach Style Kitchen, Providence
Photography: Nat Rea
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5. Boost ceiling height in main spaces. If you have a bit of unused attic space to tap into, consider raising the ceilings in the main living areas. Just as with looking through windows and glass doors (see No. 3), having a higher ceiling can make even a tiny cottage feel spacious.6. Cover walls and ceilings with white shiplap. White wood boards covering the walls and ceilings throughout a cottage shout “beach house.” Also, the clean palette and crisp lines make a space feel larger than it is. Hang artwork sparingly to make the most of the space-enhancing power.
3. Shiplap or tongue and groove paneling. Covering plain drywall with shiplap or tongue and groove paneling (either horizontal or vertical) is a clever way to bring character to a newer build that lacks architectural detail. Continue the shiplap on the ceiling and cabinetry, and paint it all fresh white for a seamless look.