“In Planning A House, The Kitchen Should Come in For the First Thought Instead of the Last….”
– Gustav Stickley (1858-1942) bungalow furniture manufacturer, publisher, & leader in the American Arts & Crafts Movement.

BUNGALOW KITCHENS

Warm & inviting, authentic bungalow kitchens express everything we love about old houses- the lino floosr, the inset doors & drawers, the drainboard sinks- all tell the story of the period. Stepping into an old kitchen provides a further connection with the technology, philosophy & aesthetic of the time & as well as the lives of its occupants.

Read about how to plan & create a family friendly, workable bungalow kitchen.

OLD HOUSE RESTORATION VIDEOS-Architectural Salvage

OLD HOUSE RESTORATION VIDEOS-Architectural Salvage

In this internet age, there is very little that you can’t find on YouTube so I have put together a list of old house restoration videos, arranged by skill/trade/interest for you to view. Whether you plan to do a project yourself, or hire a professional tradesperson,...

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BUNGALOW ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE RESOURCES

BUNGALOW ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE RESOURCES

I put a call out to my Facebook followers for their favorite bungalow architectural salvage resources. I have long been a fan of the idea of salvage, as well the the practicalities of the practice. In my previous article, I write about the cultural, economic &...

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BUNGALOW ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE

BUNGALOW ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE

If you should be fortunate enough to have a bungalow, architectural salvage can be your BFF. Merriam Webster defines salvage as "property saved from destruction in a calamity (such as a wreck or fire)." Cambridge adds, "to try to make a bad situation better." Not...

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PAINTING A BUNGALOW LINOLEUM FLOOR

PAINTING A BUNGALOW LINOLEUM FLOOR

The reason I'm even proposing the weird idea of painting a bungalow linoleum floor is because, sadly, the lino patterns you see in Jane Powell’s book, LINOLEUM, are no longer manufactured. Twenty-five years ago, you could pay a ridiculous amount of money for a roll of...

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CREATING A DREAM BUNGALOW KITCHEN, Part 2

CREATING A DREAM BUNGALOW KITCHEN, Part 2

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER I began collecting the pieces for my dream bungalow kitchen. The first was the stove because I knew that it would take 2 ½ years to be restored, all the way in Georgia at . When I lived in L.A., there were several antique appliance sources, one...

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CREATING A BUNGALOW KITCHEN, PART 1

CREATING A BUNGALOW KITCHEN, PART 1

Time to grab your Kleenex box. Creating a bungalow kitchen never got any further than the dreams stage for me. I’d had my nose buried in Jane Powell’s BUNGALOW KITCHENS for a number of years & wanted nothing more (maybe world peace, but that’s about it) than an...

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YOUR BUNGALOW KITCHEN MAKEOVER

YOUR BUNGALOW KITCHEN MAKEOVER

You are so ready for your bungalow kitchen makeover. Your current kitchen is a confusing mash-up of several decades of “updating,” a chronicle of the latest trends & a vivid tale of too many decades spoiling the broth. Yeah, that was my kitchen & the broth was...

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LINOLEUM

LINOLEUM

by Jane Powell, author & Linda Svendsen, photographer Many people consider LINOLEUM by Jane Powell to be their favorite book in the series. There are others who don't get this beautiful, functional material & consider it to be a cheap, substandard product....

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DISCOVER BUNGALOW KITCHENS BY JANE POWELL

DISCOVER BUNGALOW KITCHENS BY JANE POWELL

I had tried innumerable times to figure out a decent floor plan but was completely stymied. I knew that Bungalow Kitchens by the lovely & brilliant author, Jane Powell, held all the answers, but I had read it 18 times (Well, a few of those times I just drooled...

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