When Chelsea and Kiel moved into their 1918 Craftsman bungalow in Ohio, the kitchen didn’t have much personality. It was hard to tell it belonged to a nearly 100-year old house.
They didn’t have a lot of money to put into a total kitchen remodel. But with some hard work and creativity, they were able to give it an entirely new look. Keep scrolling to see how it turned out!
A Bungalow Kitchen Makeover
Chelsea says, “We finished this renovation for under $3,500 (not including new appliances) but spent nearly 9 months DIYing. We did a complete gut and remodel including handmade custom cabinets, beadboarded ceiling, replaced electrical & lighting, refinished floors (under layers of laminate & glue), tiled backsplash, handmade kitchen island, and updated trim work.”
Wow. I’m impressed!
They created the new kitchen island with metal piping and leftover butcher block
after the counters were installed. They fitted the island with old wire baskets for more storage.
The “EAT” letters were scrap yard salvage finds, believe it or not.
Kiel is an industrial designer by day and a furniture maker by night at
Midwest Woods Furniture where he creates home goods from wood sourced around Ohio.
I’m really digging that wide turquoise tile they used for the backsplash. So fun.
The cast iron sink was a $25 Craigslist score, and the faucet is from IKEA.
Another look back at how it looked before (below):
And now, after its remodel:
Hard to believe it’s the same kitchen! Many thanks to Chelsea for sharing their bungalow kitchen with us. Visit her beautiful blog Farm Fresh Therapy for more photos and details. (Photos by Coley & Co. Photography.)
P.S. Visit Before & After to see more makeovers, like this new Craftsman Kitchen: