Better TogetherSeptember 5, 2017
A few years after Something Blue was built, the Smiths built Better Together as a rental property in Destin to generate income.Â So, our idea was not an original one.
In the beginning, Better Together was a one bedroom, one bath cottage, but like Something Blue, it has been renovated over the years.Â In those renovations, the floorplan has changed a bit. For instance, the only bedroom in the original cottage was located where the second bedroom is now and the original one bathroom was in the corner where the current kitchen is located.Â We added the second, handicap friendly master bathroom during our renovations.Â The original kitchen was in the current living room.Â In an effort to make the living room more functional we moved the front door and added the large window to where it had been.
In all this moving around, we have also added some terrific finishes, including decorative concrete floor tiles, granite counters and more. The atmosphere is charming!
We also were able to save a little of the past and in some cases, improve on it. The eilings in the living room and kitchen, for instance, are the original tongue and groove pine.Â The old structure, however, used cedar shake siding which we completely replaced with concrete siding.Â This is the only cottage that does not offer a washer and dryer, but when we purchased the property we discovered some true ingenuity. What we thought was a storage shed, was actually a make shift laundry room.Â Someone had run utilities to the shed and hooked up a washing machine and had also set up a clothes line for drying.Â Now this cottage is able to use a new shared laundry room we added to the back of Peace and Tranquility.
We hope you feel as we do that vacations are better when they are spent together and choose our wonderful two-bedroom cottage. You can check availability with Southern Vacation Rentals.
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