Cottage Industry

A newlywed couple’s labor of love turned a dilapidated fisherman’s shack into a nifty ne

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One part of Diana and Tim Hammer’s larger cottage remodel involved turning an old 10-by-12-foot shed (120 square feet is the maximum structure size that can be built without a permit in Seattle) in their Ballard backyard into an attractive free-standing guest room/office, using mostly reclaimed and donated materials, including French doors, oak floors and oversized windows.

To see the complete story of the couple’s cottage remodel, pick up the March issue of Seattle Magazine featuring Northwest Home.