Of Scallops and a Schoolhouse

by Josh on April 25, 2012 · 14 comments

in Kitchen,Projects

When pulling a home design together, often it is the little details that make the difference between harmony and dissonance. In my bungalow kitchen remodel, I’ve been distressed by the dissonant details over the sink. Specifically, these are a scalloped header board and an off-center electrical fixture box. In the before photo above, the problem with […]


When Ms. Bungalow and I bought this house six years ago, one of the first things I wanted to change was the kitchen pendant lights. But then I took on other projects and added new priorities and the kitchen lights just kept hanging around. Here’s what one of those pendants looked like: It is hard […]


The style and placement of light fixtures can make a huge impact on the overall feel of a room.  For my younger son’s bedroom, I wanted fixtures with clean lines and vintage flair that would look bungalow-appropriate without being too stuffy or overdone for a child’s room.  I settled on a pair of reproduction wall […]


New Schoolhouse Lights

by Josh on January 9, 2010 · 4 comments

in Journal

Schoolhouse Electric just announced their new lighting catalog in an email I received recently.  The catalog is chock full of eye candy, and really worth checking out.  You can view the entire catalog online or request to have a printed version mailed to you, if you’re of the clip-and-save persuasion. (photo by Schoolhouse Electric) I […]


Out With The Ugly Kitchen Light

by Josh on November 15, 2009 · 3 comments

in Projects

Another loose end to be tied up with my bedroom project is replacing a short section of wiring for the switch to the kitchen overhead light.  As a side benefit, I will have to take down the horrible kitchen pendant light I’ve wanted to replace since I moved in.  Here is the hated light: The […]


Dining Room Chandelier

by Josh on May 5, 2009 · 1 comment

in Dining Room,Journal

Bungalow in the Hollow recently asked for a photo and information on my dining room chandelier because they needed some ideas on illuminating your home.  Here it is: This is the six arm chandelier from the Tahoe collection by Hinckley Lighting.  I have the matching 3-arm version in the living room, too.  When Ms. Bungalow […]

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Different Light, Same Story

by Josh on April 12, 2008 · 2 comments

in Projects

Two down and one to go. That’s the count of restored bare bulb light fixtures in the house after I cleaned up the main floor hallway light over the past two days. This fixture is almost exactly like the entry light, but without the canopy and tassle. I followed the identical procedure for restoring it […]


Exterior Sconce Ideas

by Josh on October 13, 2005 · 0 comments

in Ideas

I’m considering some of the following sconces for the exterior of the house. Forte Sconce Trinidad Sconce Prairie Statement Sconce Energy Star Rated Canyon View Sconce Bronze Mission Sconce –more bungalow resources–


General Lighting Sources

by Josh on October 13, 2005 · 1 comment

in Ideas

These are lighting vendors that sell bungalow-friendly lighting. Some I have shopped, others I have not. Shopping around reveals great diversity of products as well as similar items at diverse prices. Schoolhouse Electric has great looking reproduction fixtures in a variety of finishes and globe styles. I’m looking at some of their stuff for our […]

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