This home renovation was a real gem and we are so happy it won most outstanding home renovation under $100,000. This house is a typical 1950s bungalow; its interior spaces are small and there was very little storage room. The family that lives here is happy to stay in a small footprint, however, needed to make the spaces more open and functional and increase the usability of every possible corner. They are thrilled with the end product and the attention to detail and planning really paid of.
The kitchen and dining area were outfitted with new cabinetry, including a new built-in banquette on two walls. This allowed the family to maintain a large table, and be able to maneuver around the space more easily.
We added a skylight to the kitchen and removed the dated bulkhead, bringing the new cabinets up to the ceiling. By moving the appliances, we created space for modern appliances and a more functional layout, especially when two cooks are using the space.
The stove wall became a feature, with beautiful symmetry and a decorative hood fan. The backsplash features a built-in cubby for display and storage. On the opposite side of the wall, we created a fireplace mantle with built-in hidden components and a TV. This eliminated the need for furniture and made the space more flexible.
In the sunroom, we reframed the walls and put in new windows. There is a small built-in storage cabinet for day to day items, as this is the family’s main entrance into the house. The floor is now insulated as are the walls, and this space can be used year-round. The beadboard finishes make it stand out as a separate more outdoor-feel space.
Overall, this renovation not only updated the spaces, but also increased the function of all of the rooms. We addressed storage problems, furniture placement issues, and made this house capable of housing its family without any sacrifice to aesthetics or giving up space in other rooms.