The new fridge lived in our living room for quite a while! While we were working away, on our house and at our actual jobs, we also had to find time to source and purchase materials and appliances. That is a job in itself! Our first purchase was a white, Kitchenaid French door, counter depth refrigerator that I found it… Continue reading Kitchen Remodel: Mixing Black and White
We didn’t think we’d have a problem finding reclaimed fir flooring. It seemed like something we saw all the time at salvage yards before we needed it. But when it came time to hunt some down, we were out of luck. We called around and everyone pretty much told us the same thing, “Good luck!” Plus,… Continue reading Not perfect? Perfect!
Below you will see my inspiration photos for our kitchen remodel. You’ll see white tile, butcher-block, dark cabinets, white walls, exposed beams, drop lighting, and gold accents. Note that there aren’t many upper cabinets pictures. Light, airy and open is the goal! I wish I could give credit where credit is due, but Pinterest and Google don’t… Continue reading Kitchen Inspiration
“Bungalow implied a one-story or story and a half dwelling of between 600 and 800 square feet. Bedrooms were only bunk spaces. The kitchen, fitted like a ship’s galley, accommodated a single person.” – Gwendolyn Wright. From Building the Dream/MIT Press. That pretty much sums up what our kitchen is like; a ship’s galley that accommodates one… Continue reading “Your Kitchen Is Weird.” – A Craftsman Bungalow Kitchen Renovation
We put a lot of consideration into the fixtures we chose for our bathroom. The biggest obstacle, like most renovations, was the budget. We began by visiting local plumbing supply stores to determine which brands and styles we liked. We then hit the internet to see if we could find the items, or comparable ones, at lower prices.… Continue reading Shop: Bathroom Fixtures
The solid wood Parsons floor mirror from West Elm was the inspiration for the bathroom mirrors we built. After seeing it in person the quality of the workmanship did not justify the $500 price tag. So we set out to build our own! We chose some nice pieces of Ash wood from a local… Continue reading Custom Bathroom Mirrors
Now that the bathroom remodel is behind us, it is fun to look back and appreciate the hard work we put into it. When I look at the before photos I am embarrassed that we lived with the mold and ugliness for as long as we did. But waiting for a time when we could… Continue reading Bathroom: Before & After