Hi guys! How was your Labor Day weekend? We spent ours working on some house projects, like repainting the front porch and hanging a new porch swing. Also tried to keep up with what was happening in Texas, which is heartbreaking. You’ve probably found ways to help already, but if not, here’s an organization I’ve been following and supporting.
In lighter news, have you seen the recently unveiled HGTV Urban Oasis 2017? This year they’re giving away a Craftsman-style bungalow that got a major makeover in Knoxville, Tennessee. Keep scrolling to see how it looks now!
The HGTV Urban Oasis 2017
The designer on the project was Brian Patrick Flynn, who says, “Paired with relaxed-vibe modern furniture, the creative color scheme chosen for the front porch fits the artistic Fourth and Gill neighborhood that surrounds this home, located near downtown Knoxville and the University of Tennessee campus.”
Living Room Before and After:
They carried the blue and pink color scheme throughout the house.
Dining Room Before and After:
I know some of you are cringing to see all that original wood painted over.
Kitchen Before and After:
They didn’t hang upper cabinets on the sink wall “to keep the whole kitchen streamlined and simple.”
Hallway Before and After:
The rooms are not only brighter because they painted the woodwork, but because of the lighter floors.
Master Bedroom Before and After:
They gave it some drama by painting the woodwork and trim a dark gray that matches the iron bed:
Patio Before and After:
They opened the porch space under the house and added plenty of lighting:
Back of the House Before and After:
They added a screened porch on the second floor with a tiled fireplace:
I love the original door and am glad they kept it. They made it look bigger by painting the sidelights, too:
You can register to win this house starting October 2nd over at HGTV’s Urban Oasis 2017 page, where you’ll also find more photos and source information. (Photo credits: Robert Peterson of Rustic White Photography, Sarah Busby, and Tomas Espinoza).
Do you like what they did with it? Even though I prefer darker wood, especially in a Craftsman, I think this one turned out better than the bungalow they updated in 2015 (remember that odd loft?). I guess I just like my bungalows more traditional! 🙂