Tour Snowberry Cottage – Before the Renovation

Today I’ll take you on a tour of Snowberry before the renovation and our proposed new floor plan.

Today niece Sammi and her youngest two kiddos are joining me to tour Snowberry before the renovation.

And review the proposed new floor plan.

Demo day is close and we’re excited!

It was whirlwind 12 days from first setting eyes on Snowberry to the close of escrow. Then things slowed down. The seller negotiated a 60-day rent back period. You can read more about our home search here. We made good use of the time and got to work with an architect to reimagine the floor plan.

Current Floor Plan

Snowberry is a 2500 sqft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. Built in 1951, it’s been through at least two prior additions / renovations.



Living Room

Dining Room


Great Room

Center Hallway

Guest Rooms & Guest Bath

Main Bedroom Suite

Backyard Patio

Our renovation wish list included the addition of a powder room and expansion of the master bathroom and closet.

For many reasons, mostly around a significantly more challenging (read long and costly) permit approval process, both those ideas were abandoned. At the end of the day, we decided to work within Snowberry’s existing footprint moving a few existing walls and raising ceilings.

Snowberry’s Proposed New Floor Plan

With architectural plans complete and building permit in hand the Snowberry Renovation is ready to roll.

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So there you have it, a tour of Snowberry before the renovation.

And our proposed new floor plan.

Up next …  Demo Day.

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  • Well should I say it’s about time? Glad to see the blog is launched. Best wishes from your PNW buddy.

    • Karen! Thank you so much … yes, it’a about time I put my money where my mouth is. Thank you for being here and for being my PNW bud! xo

  • Hi Juliet!
    I’m here! Looking forward to reading about all the details. Congratulations on the launch of your blog!
    XO Heidi

  • Snowberry has so much charm and character! What a find! Love watching you renovate and bring your dreams to reality. Congrats on the launch of the blog ❤️

  • OKAY!
    I didnot get the EMAIL NOTIFICATION for this POST!!!!!!
    Have you got that WorKING?

  • Hello Juliet! Congratulations on the launch of your blog! May I ask, where did the name Snowberry originate from? My home is located in a warm interior valley, so I enjoyed the seeing the cool green moss on the bricks of your patio! I will look forward to seeing how you transform your ocean cottage over the coming months.

    • Hello … and thanks for joining along in my renovation journey. I wish I could tell you a brilliant story about how the name Snowberry came to be. There was no creativity involved, its simply the name of the area where I live. I’m so happy you like and appreciate brick … because we’re embracing it. Although in the winter that pretty moss can be a little slippery. I look forward hearing your thoughts and comments along the way! xo

  • Hi, I’m Juliet … welcome to Make Mine a Spritzer where we talk about all things home décor, classic style and more! I’m so happy you’re here!

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