Google+ House Revivals: Bungalow Kitchen Makeover Part Two

Friday, January 13, 2012

Bungalow Kitchen Makeover Part Two

Many of you saw this view of the kitchen re-design I recently worked on for the Bad MLS Kitchen makeover series.   This is a series where I take MLS listing photos and show how the kitchen can be made more functional and more beautiful on a very tight budget with a few DIY skills

In the last post, I showed this view of the kitchen makeover.  Basically, I recommended boxing in the fridge, adding a base cabinet, and a few upper cabinets, painting, and adding bead board.

I also suggested taking one of two tables from the dining room, and placing it in the kitchen to make the kitchen more functional, and to make the kitchen feel less cavernous.

There was a little bit of architecture that needed to be cleaned up, as well.

A few feet of wall that had previously been ripped out, needed to be replaced.  Additionally, I suggested adding curtains for texture and softness.  Switching to track lighting, using existing wiring, will give options for pendant and directional lighting.  Adding a range hood will make the space more comfortable, cleaner, and will help to control cooking odors.

Referencing the living room columns with a column in the kitchen entry allows an opportunity to open up views and light to the space, while respecting the architecture of the house.

So, here is the before, again:

And here is the after:

Here is the other view before:

And here is the other view after:

Do you like it? 

For the rest of the details, please visit part one of this makeover.  I will be posting more views next week, so be sure to hit follow in my sidebar, so you're sure not to miss the rest of this redesign.

Have a lovely weekend!

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  1. What a difference - fantastic! If only the owners could see your suggestions. I bet their home would sell ten times as fast and for ten times the price.

  2. That was fun - the magic of putting it all together like that - I love it!

  3. I do like it! Now if I could just get a sneak peak of YOUR boathouse condo reno :-)

  4. Looks great! Definitely things I never would have thought to do. But wow, does it ever invite you in!

  5. Of course we like it! It looks so great & homey. Cute curtains too!

    Warmly, Michelle

  6. That's very clever- looks great, pity you can't really renovate with just a click of a button!

  7. Great ideas Amanda!!! Thanks LOTS for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity!

    XO, Aimee

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  8. PSS I'm excited to be your newest follower! I'd LOVE to have you return the "love" {if you haven't already} when you visit next!

    XO, Me, again!

  9. Hi Amanda, This would be an amazing transformation! Love this series. Thanks for linking to the Open House party. Hugs, Sherry

  10. What an amazing difference! I did something similar in my bungalow. I changed the counters, painted the walls, installed modern lighting, and added modern furniture and...voila!



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