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Main Floor Remodel: Bungalow Charm

Many Bungalow homeowners can identify with the need for more kitchen storage, light and space. That's because most homes designed during the 1920s-1950s - were compartmentalized in design, with kitchens that were hidden away and not meant to be seen. We turned the traditional design concept on its head and put this 108 square-foot kitchen on full display by opening up the adjoining dining room wall. The space was visually enlarged through the introduction of more natural and man-made light: an additional window over the sink, ceiling cans, and under-cabinet task lighting. Functionality was improved with the use of custom cabinets and built in storage for electronics, coats, menus, spices, cookbooks and favorite serving pieces. The adjoining dining room, living room and entry were given a fresh new look to coordinate!

Charm was introduced to this compact space with crackeld "bombay" blue subway tile, reeded glass upper cabients, and a linen Thibaut floral for the custom Roman shade. This delightful new space is functional, quaint, and on full view.

Photos: Paul Markert, Markert Photo, Inc.