Now that we have Xfinity On Demand,
I’ve been discovering all sorts of unknown, random shows on HGTV,
most recently, one called Bungalow Rehab.
Since I love bungalows, + our last house was a bungalow,
you can imagine how excited I was!
The before bungalow on Bungalow Reno:
The women who did the reno — Susannah Stoltz + Carolina Johnson:
Here’s the show description from HGTV’s website:
Friends and business partners Susannah Stoltz and Carolina Johnson are taking old, forgotten bungalows and giving them a total makeover in their Pacific Northwest city of Spokane, Washington. From wrought iron chandeliers to salvaged cabinets and old driftwood, these vintage hardware-loving ladies are salvaging anything they find, creating beautiful designs with reclaimed materials and giving these classic homes a brand-new life.
So. Let’s discuss!
First, the living room, before.
Our bungalow had an arch between the living + dining rooms, too.
The first thing I notice is that they’ve blown out the kitchen wall.
Love that there’s yet another arched doorway back there.
Not to kill anybody’s buzz right now,
but did you ever wonder if the open concept thing
is going to fall out of fashion?
Trends come + go in home decor, after all.
When we’ve finished pondering that, let’s get back to the bungalow.
The dark + dingy staircase, before:
A much brighter + fresher after:
Have those stair risers been stenciled?
Perhaps I was powdering my nose + missed it.
(I’m thinking of stenciling our front porch floor, so stay tuned.)
The before kitchen was downright nasty, as they often are:
The kitchen afters tend to be the stars of a renovation,
+ this one’s pretty stellar, wouldn’t you agree?
I love the 2 colors of the cabs, the stacked uppers + the slide-in range.
Is that the IKEA farmhouse sink? It looks like ours.
Extra points to the ladies
for using a vintage piece of furniture as the kitchen island, too!
Meanwhile, the bedrooms are charming enough.
Check out the black door!
That’s something we did in the Dutch colonial
+ about which I blogged, here.
I love their painted floor + that sweet (navy blue!) painted bed, too.
Hold on to something, though!
Things start getting exciting again in the upstairs bathroom:
Haven’t we all seen + loved the old piece of furniture
that’s been repurposed into a vanity?
Love it, love the chunky sink + the (barely visible) cross-handle brass faucet.
How cool is it when the bathroom faucet comes out of the wall?!
NEXT HOUSE TO-DO LIST!
What’s going on there, on the floor?
Call it a Swiss cross, call it a plus sign, call it anything you want,
but I am calling this floor brilliant! . . .
. . . which leads us to yet another moment of pondering.
Will those poor homeowners suffer from tile remorse in 10 years,
when the cross thing is no longer a thing?
Anyway, as “floored” as I was when I spied that floor,
I went searching on for more cross tiles on Pinterest.
Here are 2: (sorry, I don’t have the sources)
Well, what do you think?
I think I like that first one,
as you can tell it fits in with the industrial style of the bathroom.
And finally, let’s take a look at the bungalow exterior’s after:
Did you notice that the house next door is nearly identical?
Coincidentally, our house is nearly the same
as our neighbors to the west.
You see that a lot, actually.
It had to be cost effective for the builder to reuse 1 set of plans.
Back to HGTV!
I don’t think we’re going to see more Bungalow Reno, sadly,
as the HGTV website showed only the 1 episode. Sad!