Bungalow refurbishment ideas: Bungalow Renovation Ideas – Home Bunch Interior Design Ideas

Bungalow Renovation Ideas – Home Bunch Interior Design Ideas

Marie, of Marie Flanigan Interiors, and her husband, Joe, purchased a 1920s Heights bungalow that was begging for a transformation. Rather than demolish the home, they opted to restore it, unveiling the natural beauty that lives within. In order to give this timeworn home a fresh lease on life, she decided to focus on architectural updates that would lend a contemporary vibe while stylishly preserving the integrity of this historic home. The roofline was extended, creating a bold new façade that spans three directions, and the floor plan was opened up, allowing for a fresh, modern feel. Custom built-in cabinetry spans most of the home’s spaces allowing for ample, much-needed storage while contemporary plumbing and lighting fixtures enhance both style and function.

Inside the home, Marie focused on incorporating traditional craftsman-style elements, including transom windows and coffered ceilings, in order to remain true to the historic architecture found throughout the Heights neighborhood. A reinvigorated color palette pairs nicely with timeless hard finishes including the use of natural stone and hexagonal tiling, a common sight in homes from the 20’s. Furniture and accessory selections were driven by the desire to effortlessly blend classic pieces with more modern ones, creating a home that is at the height of both comfort and style. Antique furnishings play an important role in the home’s design, infusing spaces with a unique sense of history that aptly highlights the property’s historic character. Most notable are a vintage Valenti leather campaign chair which resides in the study, an antique Chinese high back accent chair in the living room, authentic French jug lamps in the master bedroom and antique Oushak rugs throughout.


Restored 1920s American Craftsman style bungalow located in the Historic Heights District of Houston, Texas.

The exterior of the home features custom shaker siding and custom millwork and trim – architectural details that are common in American Craftsman style homes.

Entry Door: Solid 8’ mahogany door with Craftsman detailing.

Landscape Design: Boxwoods and Knockout Roses adorn the front of the home and Bottle Brush trees line the side of the home, blossoming red in the spring. A maple tree stands at the front corner of the home and its foliage changes colors with the seasons. Confederate jasmine was used along the fence line and two 100-year old existing trees were left intact throughout the renovation.
Cement pavers featuring black star gravel borders were installed throughout. Galvanized metal fencing with wood accents was used at the front of the home for a more open feel while solid stained wood fencing was used in the back for added privacy.

Landscaping: Eagle Eye Irrigation, Inc.

Builder: Hernan Vargas

Front Porch

A comfy spot to hear the birds and see life passing by…

Windows: JELD-WEN double hung white, energy efficient windows were installed throughout and the transom windows within the home are framed glass.

Stonework: Antiqued brick.


Key Design Concept for the Space:

-Respect and maintain the American Craftsman details found within the space while injecting a fresh, clean canvas for an updated culinary space.

-Utilize natural materials that wear well over time.

-Install a coffered ceiling that defines the space, adds depth, and lends unique architectural interest.

-Include multiple seating groups for a young family to gather and entertain.

-Increase natural light by extending the side of the home, making the kitchen and breakfast room more spacious.

-Focus on increased counter space and storage for a family who loves to cook!

Kitchen Island Paint Color

The kitchen island is Sherwin Williams Iron Ore.

Cabinet Hardware: Top Knobs Knobs and Pulls.

Wall Color

The kitchen wall paint color is Benjamin Moore Athena 858, Flat.

Cabinet Paint Color

The cabinets are Sherwin Williams Snowbound – Shaker style cabinets.

Kitchen Rug: Madison Lily – Antique Oushak runner.

Appliances are Jenn-Air.

Island Countertop

The island countertop is Honed Carrara Marble with Ogee Edge from Daltile. The perimeter countertop is Honed Absolute Black Granite with Eased Edge, also from Daltile.

Kitchen Faucet: Grohe Faucet


Backsplash is Carrara Marble subway tile – 3×6 – Polished.

Light Fixtures & Counterstools

Lighting is from Pottery Barn.

Counterstools can be found here in oak, or upholstered here.


The kitchen opens to a bright dining area and family room.

Kitchen White Porcelain Farm Sink: Kohler.

Breakfast Area

Key Design Concept for Space:

– Create a clearly defined dining space that is also intimately linked to the kitchen and family room through architectural elements, resulting in an open concept floorplan with rooms that feel both spacious and distinctive.

-Incorporate a home automation system for enhanced lighting and sound when entertaining.

-Combine contemporary design elements with more rustic ones (ie. the dining room table).

-Design with durable fabrics that are easy to clean such as the indoor/outdoor fabrics found on the head chairs.


The dining table is custom oak and bronze, designed by Marie Flanigan.


Head Chairs: Slipcovered arm chairs on casters from Restoration Hardware – similar here.

Chair Fabric: Indoor/outdoor linen – Perennials.

Guest Chairs: French farm chairs with oak frame, metal X back and woven seat.

Flooring: 5” oak flooring with walnut stain.


The iron and antiqued oak chandelier is by Visual Comfort.

Bronze sconces with natural paper shades are from Circa Lighting.

Woven wood roman shades – Hunter Douglas – Woven Woods – Provenance.

Living Room

Key Design Concept for Space:

-Mixing the historic character and details of the home with a fresh, modern style

-Reinvigorate the space with a clean, refreshing color palette

-Create a family friendly space through the use of livable fabrics

-Combine antique and modern furnishings and accessories

-Maximize space and functionality in a historic home that boasts a smaller footprint (ie. ottoman has a huge drawer for toy storage)

-Marry luxury with livable so that the space feels elegant but cozy and durable.

Living Room Decor

White Chairs: Bernhardt, Delano Swivel Chair. Fabric: Printed Linen – Holly Hunt Great Plains, Sandstorm: White Gold 3219/03.

Sofa: Custom linen sofa from Lee Industries.

Console Table: Dovetail Furniture.

Coffee Table / Ottoman: Custom Storage Ottoman with real leather.

Tray on Leather Ottoman: Inlaid carved bone tray.

Plant in Corner: Fiddle leaf fig tree.

Wall Color

Flat Finish Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Athena 858, Flat.

Ottoman: A wooden base constructed out of oak with woven rush grass on top. Custom.

Drapery Fabric: Custom linen drapery – Schumacher, Gweneth Linen, White 64497 and Hyacinth, 50973.

Table between white chairs: Petrified wood side table.

Fabricated by: Rosemary Drapery.

Rug: Custom silk and viscose rug by Rosenfeld Carpet.

Floor Lamp: Antique gilded floor lamp by Circa Lighting.

Artwork & Lighting

Artwork (above the sofa): Covers of antique books framed in contemporary antique brass frames (frame finish is antique brass; the frames themselves are not antique).

Lighting: Custom, designed by Marie Flanigan Interiors.

Blue Chair: Custom oak framed chair. Fabric: Schumacher, Avery Cotton Plain, Indigo.

Side Tables (flanking the sofa): Marble nesting tables – Soni Marble Nesting Tables.

Lamps: Circa Lighting.


Key Design Concept for Space:

-Located directly off the entry, this room was designed to serve as a study or formal dining room with intricate wood detailing including paneled walls and a coffered ceiling.

-Play with bold yet traditional color palettes in a subtle way.


Desk: Custom made bookmarked oak and antique brass desk. Designed by Marie Flanigan.

Desk Chair: Pottery Barn Leather desk Chair with custom antique brass finish by MFI.

Bronze sconces with natural paper shades are from Circa Lighting.

Wall Color

Paint color is Benjamin Moore OC-17 White Dove – Flat.

Green Sling Chair: Sculptural bamboo folding campaign chair by MAI.

Rugs: Diamond pattern jute rug by Creative Carpet.

Brief Detail: Tumbling Water flat weave rug by Ralph Lauren Home (white, black, red and gold) – similar here.

Hanging Light Fixture: Morris Pendant.

Blue Drapery Fabric: Navy linen – Restoration Hardware pre-made panels.

Master Bedroom

Key Design Concept for Space:

-Desired a romantic, serene retreat.

-Utilized luxurious fabrics applied in simple yet elegant ways to create a subtle beauty within the space.

-Installed built-in bookshelves behind the sitting area columns because they are avid readers.

-Maintained our sense of history by including a very special dresser which was the first piece of furniture they owned as a newly married couple 10 years ago.

Dresser: Black lacquered dresser with antique brass pulls – Storehouse.

Paint Color

Soft grey paint color – Benjamin Moore Nimbus.

Rug: Antique Oushak charcoal and taupe rug (similar).

Bed, Bedding & Lamps

Bed is Aidan Gray – Linen Wingback Headboard .

Bedding: Custom coverlet, two large rectangular Euros, two picture framed charcoal sateen pillows.

Nightstands: Zinc metal clad night stands – Restoration Hardware.

Table Lamps: Antique French water jugs – Antique from France.

Lounge Area

Chaise lounge is Lee Industries in cream linen.

Lounger Fabric: Slubby Linen, Polar Cream.

Console: Dovetail -Wooden console with antiqued paint finish.

Table Lamps: Circa Lighting.

Master Bathroom

Key Design Concept for Space:

-Focus on increasing natural light and functionality. Added a window by the sink area next to a large walk-in shower to increase the light the space receives and maximized square footage by incorporating various forms of storage.

-Combined contemporary plumbing fixtures with craftsman-style woodwork to create a space that feels modern while remaining respectful to the home’s historic character.

Custom Cabinet

Stained cabinets add warmth to the clean white marble palette.


Wall Color: Nimbus by Benjamin Moore.

Cabinetry: Shaker style stained cabinets with an open shelving feature.

Countertop: Honed Carrara Marble with Ogee Edge.

Mirrors: Built in mirrors with craftsman woodworking details.

Sinks: Kohler Porcelain undermount sink.

Faucets: Moen.

Cabinetry Hardware: Top Knobs.

Sconces: Pottery Barn.


Many thanks to the designer for sharing the details above!

Interior Design: Marie Flanigan Interiors.

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5 Bungalow Renovation Ideas – Kurmak Builders

Bungalows have been a common sight in Calgary since its founding. Today, they remain one of the most popular types of homes in Calgary, and for good reason. Offering the perfect middle ground between apartments and townhouses, bungalows are an easily accessible option for those looking for something larger than an apartment yet cheaper than a townhouse.

Part of what makes bungalows so popular in Calgary is their limitless potential for renovation. Whether you’re looking to create your dream home or give your tired bungalow a new lease on life, here are 5 bungalow renovation ideas to get you started.  

Bungalow Extension

One of the main advantages of purchasing a bungalow is that the lot typically comes with enough room to add an extension to the side or rear of the building. Although this means sacrificing a bit of greenspace, a bungalow extension or addition could be just what you need if you feel like you’ve outgrown your home. Moreover, that extra bit of square footage can significantly increase your bungalow’s value if you decide to sell down the line. Build that games room you’ve always wanted or enjoy the great outdoors year-round with your very own sunroom, the choice is yours!   

 Open Plan Renovation

Most of the time you spend at home is spent indoors, so an interior renovation or remodel is one of the best ways to revamp your bungalow without knocking it down and starting over. Open plan layouts are one of the most popular layouts for new building construction and renovations alike and are ideal if you’re feeling a bit cramped in your current living space. By knocking down restrictive walls and rearranging or remodeling existing living areas, an open-plan renovation frees up valuable space and allows for more natural light to shine through.

Second-Floor Addition

Whether you need more room for your growing family or simply want to maximize the existing building’s footprint without sacrificing your beautiful garden, adding a second floor is a lot simpler than most think. Provided you have the right permits and hire the right renovation contractor for the job, a second-floor addition is one bungalow renovation idea that allows you to add space without having to up your roots and move.

Exterior Makeover

An exterior makeover is a great way to maximize your bungalow’s curb appeal and turn a once lackluster façade into an architectural masterpiece. Something as simple as a fresh lick of paint could be all it takes to completely transform your bungalow and give it a whole new look. Why not take it a step further and replace outdated doors and windows? From basic spruce ups to full-on transformations, the possibilities for bungalow exterior renovations are endless.

Add a Deck

There are few things better than a cookout on a cool evening or relaxing with friends and family at the end of a long summer’s day. Apart from enhancing your home’s aesthetic appeal and adding to your property’s value, adding a deck is a great way to increase living space without altering your home’s interior. From planting that herb garden you’ve always wanted to a hot tub that can be enjoyed year-round, adding a deck to your bungalow offers a ton of outdoor living possibilities.  

Which of these bungalow renovation ideas do you like the most?

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Bungalow style in the interior > 3 photo ideas – features of layout, decoration, furniture and decor in the style of a bungalow

“Bungalow” is a very interesting interior style, because it combines several seemingly incompatible features.


  • Where did the style come from and who is it for?
  • Features of the layout
  • Finish
  • Furniture
  • Decor

Where did the style come from and who is it for?

Originated in India at the end of the 19th century, and especially widespread in America at the beginning of the 20th century, it remains relevant in our time, has gained popularity in many countries. Being initially just an adaptation of the Indian dwelling to the life of the English colonists, today the “bungalow” can be safely called one of the most successful incarnations of a comfortable and cozy interior.

Created for small houses, this style gives a feeling of spaciousness and fits well into apartments and large cottages.

“Bungalow” is well recognizable and easy to create with a minimum of rules and requirements for the interior. Most importantly, a lot of natural materials were used, it was spacious enough and very comfortable.

Planning features

The bungalow style fits especially well in rooms with large windows and low ceilings.

  • The large living room, which is the center of the whole house, is located just outside the front door, there is no hall or corridor.
  • In front of the entrance to the “bungalow” house there is often a large veranda with seating areas.
  • In an apartment, a balcony can be turned into such a kind of veranda.
  • Small bedrooms and other rooms are concentrated around the living room.
  • The center of the living room, in turn, is a large fireplace, in front of which it is convenient for all households to gather and enjoy communication under the soothing crackle of burning logs.
  • Characteristic location of the fireplace between the windows.

Almost never houses and apartments in the “bungalow” style are two-story, as this is a style of horizontally oriented space. True, there are exceptions, but in this case the stairs must be disguised as much as possible – for a “bungalow” they are completely uncharacteristic.

The kitchen or kitchen area is small, there is no dining room as such, there is only a small area with a compact dining table.


One of the most characteristic features is a lot of wood:

  • parquet floors,
  • clapboard walls,
  • The exposed wooden beams of the walls and ceiling or the log-decorated ceiling fit perfectly into the style of the bungalow.

In addition to wood finishing, walls can be covered with wallpaper, painted in one tone or using stencils, covered with plaster or fabric. But it is important that they do not draw all the attention to themselves. It is permissible to use stone and brick, in the design of a fireplace, for example.

The stone floor will not look alien either, although in living rooms it will be more comfortable if a carpet is laid on the floor. Oriental carpets and carpets of natural, not flashy colors are well suited to this style.

The color scheme of the style is natural. All shades of wood, greenery, water, sand, stone. The combination of light tones in the house looks beautiful, bringing lightness to the interior, and dark ones, giving it solidity and warmth.


Lightweight, compact, highly functional: built-in wardrobes, benches on window sills, folding beds, shelving serving as room dividers. There should be plenty of free space.

Non-massive furniture made of natural wood, bamboo and rattan is welcome. Antique furniture will give the interior originality and chic.


A lot of textiles: curtains, napkins, draperies, bedspreads on sofas and beds, decorative pillows. Instead of curtains, you can use blinds, preferably made of wooden slats or bamboo.

Sideboards can be decorated with stained glass, clear or colored glass. Handmade items made of glass, clay, copper are perfect, but they should be used for decoration in moderation, without frills.

Bungalow style is concise and practical. It should be easy to breathe here and there should be a feeling of closeness of a person to nature. Even if “your bungalow” is located in a high-rise building in the middle of the stone jungle.

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Bungalow style apartment interior design

Your home says more about you than you do. That is why the world of design styles is so diverse, in which everyone wants to find the one closest to themselves. Modern design solutions from the high-tech style series are gradually losing their appeal, and classical trends are returning to replace them. One of these areas is the bungalow style. Originating in the 18th century, it has become widespread throughout the world, having evolved from African coasts to Southern California, acquiring more and more shades along the way in the eyes of revolutionary designers.

Bungalow style allows you to express your desire to join nature. Not many townspeople decide to create an African corner from their apartment, but those who have taken such a step do not regret at all. Bungalow is, first of all, a play of colors. Traditional colors of the black continent. It is a yellow color associated with desert sand. The color of the tree is the color of palm trees, coconut trees and leaves.

One of the characteristic features of this style, or rather the concrete pillar on which the whole concept is built, is simplicity. The simplicity of the interior. Starting to transform your apartment into a bungalow, start by freeing it from unnecessary trifles that are not combined with simplicity and rustic foundations.

Pos. Of course, you should not create it from logs, but stylizing it for this material is quite acceptable. The walls are rather monochromatic and expressed in the color of Africa. In a full-fledged bungalow style, such exceptions as plastic windows or 21st century interior items are not allowed.

The furniture used is simple, even better than the rough finish, this will evoke the best possible association of the 18th century. And again, simplicity will become the main assistant when choosing this element of the apartment.

Tired of flat corners and traditional finishes for urban dwellers, this approach to arranging a place to live will radically change not only your square meters, but also your attitude to the world will change, it will be visible to you from the other side, the side of Africa, which is correct Europe sometimes envies everything.
A positive solution would be to use animal skins to give your apartment more realism in the chosen theme. The skin of a zebra or tiger will conceptually fit into the new unusual design. A design that in an apartment of a multi-storey building will cause a considerable storm of emotions among those entering the “hut” for the first time.

Textiles should also be changed. Curtains and curtains of this style consist of dense heavy fabric, roughly made. Bed linen can combine drawings of the hot continent.

Images of animals or desert dunes, impenetrable jungle on the walls – all this will visualize a complete picture.

Close to the style will be a rather low bed, creating the effect of a bed on the floor, which is the maximum manifestation of simplicity.

Particular attention should be paid to the kitchen. Earthenware: cups, plates stylized in this direction. All these little things bring you closer to the final chord of this undertaking.
The presence of decorative flowers and plants that prevail in the native region of our future style can complete the picture. Bamboo elements also will not be superfluous.

Ceiling. Dark stylized as a log, it will allow you to rest your eyes and at the same time complement the picture of the whole design. In the case of high apartment ceilings, it is also possible to finish with natural wood, which will visually create the effect of the roof of a one-story building.
The overall color range can be selected in both lighter and darker shades. Everything will depend on the preferences of the owner.

The solution of redevelopment of floors can radically bring it closer to the original. One of the features of the bungalow style is the placement in the center of the main room, around which all the others are located along the perimeter. If the square allows you to embody this idea, then the concept of an apartment will cease to exist for you, transforming into an African building of the eighteenth century – a bungalow.

Of course you can’t get away from the elements of the 21st century: modern technology and machines. However, conceptual thought was not aimed at rejecting the benefits provided by civilization. The whole essence of the idea is only to allow your soul, remaining locked in the awareness of the information millennium, to find a small island of solitude and detachment, which once may have looked completely ordinary, and did not evoke emotions among the people who contributed to the development of world culture and design trends.