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Old Irving Bungalow

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Design Challenge:
A young growing family needed to add bedrooms to the second floor of their bungalow, and replace an outdated rear porch structure. The front living areas had been remodeled by a previous Owner, but the kitchen was outdated cramped.

The existing stairs were very steep and narrow, and took space away from an already cramped kitchen. The rear bedroom led to an unheated porch area that was not being utilized.

Design Solution:
The stairs were relocated to the rear addition, and provided access to the basement from the backyard. The remainder of the porch area was built out as a family room off of the kitchen.

The kitchen was remodeled and enlarged and the load bearing wall was removed to open up space into the eating area and family room. A large island was located in the center and provided bar type seating and work area.

A Master Bedroom suite was built on the new second floor, along with two bedrooms and a hall bathroom. A new furnace was installed for the second floor and the front area remained as storage.

Challenge Images:
existing second floor

existing firstfloor

Solution Images:
new second floor

new first floor