Last year HGTV’s Urban Oasis was a luxury high-rise residence in Atlanta that was nice enough but kind of left me cold. I was much more excited about this year’s giveaway because it’s a remodeled 1920s bungalow in Asheville, North Carolina. You can see how it looked before in the photo above.
The Bungalow After:
The Front Porch Before:
The Front Porch After:
The designer assigned to the project was Brian Patrick Flynn.
If you win the 1,300-square-foot bungalow, it comes with a 2016 Acura TLX and a check for $50,000, a prize package they’re valuing at over $500,000.
The Living Room Before:
The Living Room After:
HGTV says: “Preserving the style of a charming bungalow, this home offers a modern twist with bold colors.” It went a little too modern and bold for me. I tend to prefer more traditional interiors on old houses, so I actually liked the original windows and brick fireplace.
They created a loft space above the living and dining areas that looks a little too modern for this house, too, but I can appreciate the goal of creating more floor space:
The Kitchen Before:
“Asheville is a farm-to-table community, so the kitchen should lend itself to that,” according to interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
The Kitchen After:
The kitchen has a new, more open layout with black cabinets, a wood island, and white subway tile.
They wanted the bedroom, which is right off the kitchen, to have “a traditional, Americana feel.” This is my favorite space in the house. If I lived here, I’d want to hang white shiplap walls like these in the other rooms, too!
Back of the House Before:
Back of the House After:
I really like the exterior improvements they made. With a small house, it’s nice to have some outdoor living spaces like this.
Do you like what they did with it? Want to win it? You can get more information and enter twice a day at HGTV.com (photography credit: Sarah Dorio). Even though I’d change some things, I like it much better than last year’s!
P.S. Today on my “Secret Blog” for Subscribers:
This sweet painted Victorian was once featured on Lynette Jennings’ design show (remember her?). It’s on the market now and the link will be in my newsletter today, so watch for that! 🙂