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Vintage Life:  Change the Flow

Vintage Life: Change the Flow

Posted by Aimee Talbot on 18th Aug 2012


We’re really enjoying figuring out how to best use the space in our 1920s bungalow.  We’re taking down walls, adding closets and bathrooms, and making the whole house flow better. 

Today we’ll start in the former family room that had the beautiful yellow and green patterned linoleum at the back of the house.  I’m planning to make this room a sun room that is really part of a large kitchen space.  The kitchen table will go in front of the fireplace.

To the left of the fireplace is the new pantry, which is on the backside of the linen closet in the master bathroom suite. This area used to be a doorway to the second bedroom with the green painted floors.

Turn to your left and you’re looking into the kitchen, which doesn’t look like much yet.

The old pantry used to be in the far left corner, however we’ve decided to completely change the flow and make that space a mudroom with a new door that will access the new garage we have planned.

You can see the new mud room with the new door a little better from the other side, which is the old garage addition that we plan to tear down.  You’ll really have to use your imagination at the moment, but we plan to build an addition on the back of the house that will include a two-car garage (on the other side of that door), a large second bedroom/my yoga and arts & crafts studio that will extend out 12 feet past the size of this old garage addition (where you’re standing), and a large screened porch area that will attach to the sun room (to the right) directly behind the house. 

You might be wondering what that area is to the right corner of this image. It is the new full bath with shower for the guest bedroom/yoga and arts & crafts studio, which is where that old nasty utility room used to be!  Remember the rotting floors and mold?  All gone now with new joists under those subfloors.

You’ll have to come back for the next blog to see what’s happening upstairs!

 Aimee owns with her best friend, Greg.  Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way.  She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina.  Connect with or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!