Friday, August 6, 2010

Friendly Fridays: Bungalow remodel

I am a sucker for fixer-uppers and so when I stumbled upon this charming 1910 bungalow that just underwent a major renovation I had to share it with you!

Photo Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

I just love old homes!  There is just something about mature trees, wrap around porches and creaky wooden floors that pull at my heart strings so this home just called to me to share it as a Friendly Friday Feature this week.

Photo Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

In this extensive remodel the bungalow received the addition of a new dormer and an attic conversion into a beautiful master suite.  

 Photo Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

By transforming the existing attic space into the master suite, the homeowners added an extra 800 square feet of living space to their home and included a new bath and dressing area.

 Photo Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

 Upon the discovery of termites infesting the kitchen, the homeowners completely gutted it and started from scratch.  In keeping with the period feel of the house, they incorporated beadboard cabinets and slate flooring so the kitchen would be a reflection upon the entire style of the house.  

  Photo Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

I love the multi-functional use of the dining room!  Lacking extra sleeping space the owners of this bungalow purchased a convertible daybed for guests which they placed in the dining room.  Careful arrangement of furniture and the closing of pocket doors convert a dining room into a functional guest area for a quick visit! 

 Photo Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

And perhaps my favorite part of the home...before the remodel, the old home didn't have air-conditioning, so this part of the home was used as a sleeping porch on hot summer nights. Now enclosed, the air-conditioned porch makes for a perfect breakfast room with views of the backyard!

Happy Friday!


Laurie said...

Oh my...I seriously want that house...

Linz said...

love love love the kitchen and the bedroom!!!

Judy said...

Nice job on the addition, especially when it looks so good from the outside as well as the inside! Love this house!

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