Bungalow Home Tour 2008 Follow-up

by Josh on June 13, 2008 · 3 comments

in Ideas,Journal

TCBC A few weekends ago, I stole away from my own house projects long enough to catch the last hour of the Twin Cities Bungalow Club‘s 2008 Home Tour.

I only had time to make it to the first house on the tour, but it was a good one– a nearby bungalow with a contractor for an owner that had recently undergone a “GreenStar” remodeling project. This means that they employed some of the latest techniques to reduce the environmental impact of their renovation projects and the ongoing carbon footprint of their house.

Their completed project list read like my to-do list:

  • Renovate the attic and improve energy performance with spray foam insulation
  • Install a tankless water heater
  • Build custom wainscot and chair rail for the dining room
  • Restore missing light fixtures with antiques or reproductions
  • Renew the exterior with fresh paint in period-appropriate colors

The homeowners did all this plus a kitchen remodel and more, and the results look fabulous. Most amazing to me was that all their extensive work was completed in just a few months. That’s something a weekender like me can’t hope to achieve, though I aspire to results as nice as theirs.

But don’t just take my word for it. The homeowners have provided a website of pictures from their remodeling project for your perusal.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

denise June 13, 2008 at 12:59 pm

Wow! They did a great job on that—definitely some good ideas there, especially for the second floor. Thanks for sharing!


Josh June 14, 2008 at 10:56 am

I agree, Denise. Glad you liked the link.


erikmsp June 16, 2008 at 4:32 pm

Yes, my partner and I liked that one a lot too. The finished space was . . . not a museum, but authentic enough to be welcoming and comfortable. Very, very VERY nice– and we loved the master suite upstairs.


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