Utiilzing your Cottage Nooks

Built-in-Bench

A nook is described as a private place, a small corner, or a recess, and a niche as a wall recess or hollow place. It’s these unique places that add to the character of so many cottages.

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It’s the unexpected that makes us love the quirkiness of old houses. There may be a hallway recess that housed the family telephone in the late 1930s and ‘40s. You might find a small nook off the cottage kitchen that was a cold-storage room. The original need for many of these spaces may be long gone, but we still love those cozy, inviting areas.

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Today we often build in the nooks and niches from the start. Newly built homes are including window seats, built-in bookshelves, and small spaces for a computer or study area. Look around your cottage, and see if there’s just the smallest niche or nook that you might want to take over as your private place.    bathroom-nook