Inward Expansion – Riverside Bungalow

  • bungalow dormer addition with cedar shake siding
  • vintage bungalow kitchen remodel with golden pine window
  • vintage bungalow kitchen remodel with golden pine buffet cabinet
  • vintage bungalow kitchen remodel with golden pine window and folding door system
  • kitchen remodel with folding galss doors to the deck open with accordion screen
  • kitchen remodel with folding galss doors to the deck open with accordion screen
  • kitchen remodel with folding galss doors to the deck open with accordion screen and farmhouse sink
  • vintage dining room remodel with craftsman window casing in dark stain
  • vintage dining room remodel with craftsman knewl post
  • vintage dining room remodel with craftsman knewl post
  • kids hangout room with its a grols world poster on the wall
  • view into a bathroom with patterned black and white concrete tile
  • bathroom view with double vanity black faucets and windows over the tub
  • girls bedroom with pink comforter and built-in wall storage
  • bedroom with vaulted ceilings and pink walls
  • vintage bathroom remodel with green walls and god radiator
  • vintage bathroom remodel with grey vanity and red reading glasses on the commode
  • vintage bathroom remodel with grey vanity and red reading glasses on the commode
  • bungalow dormer addition with cedar shake siding

Too often these days, classic bungalows have their roofs torn off and an awkward 2nd story is added to achieve the space modern families are looking for. This wonderful family came to us with a different idea – to keep the look, feel, and intrigue of their bungalow’s design, but create more usable and expanded spaces for their growing family.

The challenge was to add a loft, kids bathroom, two bedrooms, and an expanded kitchen within the building’s existing envelope. By getting creative we added only a small triangular dormer on the east side and achieved natural lighting and code requirements with operable skylights on the west side. These ideas allowed us to expand the unfinished attic space to house two bedrooms, a kids bathroom, and a play loft.

To achieve the expanded kitchen without taking away from the existing usable first floor spaces, we offered two critical ideas: re-configuring the stair to the new 2nd floor spaces from the kitchen to the dining room, and installing a new 9′ wide folding glass wall from the kitchen to the back deck. These ideas along with saving the existing storage buffet allowed us to maximize usable and perceived space in the new kitchen.

The result is a whole new way of living for this family in their seemingly original bungalow.

Category
Additions, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Kitchens, Remodeling, Riverside, Second-Story