If you’re one of the lucky ones that gets to chill out at your cottage during the summer, then consider us mighty jealous. While cottaging is pretty great on its own, since we’re staying home more often, take the time to make your cottage feel like the escape it really is. No matter how rustic your cotty may be, a few tweaks and updates can make it feel like your vacationing at a far away resort.
Keep these tips in mind if you’re looking to transform your cottage into the ultimate escape this summer!
Build Your Perfect Bar Cart
Sure you only bring the essentials to the cottage but this summer, why not bring your whole bar cart? Ensure you have everything on hand to create whichever cocktail you might fancy. Plus if you’re having your bubble over for an outdoor happy hour, you’ll want to be able to offer a variety of spirits and liquors.
Create The Kitchen of Your Dreams
Forget about bringing just the basics to the cottage. This summer, do yourself a favour and invest in creating the cottage kitchen of your dreams. Whether that means finally putting in a gas stove, re-doing the cabinets or simply updating the appliances, you deserve the best! Don’t forget to take the time to bring all pantry staples, too like baking essentials, tools, and a variety of spices.
Update Your Tech Corner
Love your tech toys? Who doesn’t! Just because you’re at the cottage, that doesn’t mean you have to be roughing it. Ensure you’re getting the best of the best by upgrading to top-quality tablets, earbuds, and more. If you’re looking to go big, a gorgeous plasma screen never hurt anyone!
Get In All The Self Care
These days, we’re all about self-care. Life is stressful so unwinding with a face mask, soak in the tub, and a jade roller has never sounded better. Try your best to make time for you — we suggest scheduling it in if you’re a slave to your Google cal. Even small things like luxe lip balms, face mists, and cuticle oil go a long way and will make you feel extra special!
Upgrade Your Linens
Nobody wants to sleep on a bed with linens that feel like sandpaper. Do yourself a solid and invest in quality bed sheets because you want to get a restful night’s sleep! While bed linens are important, go the extra mile and get yourself fluffy towels, and even spring for that gorgeous new tablecloth you’ve been eyeing!
Do Up Your Outdoor Space
You’re at the cottage so the whole point is to spend as much time outside, right? This summer, make it your project to make your outdoor space as special as possible. Whether that means finally completing your deck, planting an herb garden, or even building an outdoor shower.
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