Craftsman Bungalow Renovation / Boulder, CO

Aerial picture of Boulder, Colorado

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”

Maya Angelou

Our project highlight is a small craftsman/bungalow style home in Boulder, CO, originally built in the 1950s.  Approximately 1850 SF, this 1950s gem was a unique challenge.  From an un-permitted, finished basement, to a terrible main floor layout and miniature bathroom, this house threw every curveball left in its arm to keep us from swinging the bat at the strike-zone.  Now that we’ve crossed the finish line, here are some highlights in design we’d like to share, specifically for the kitchen and bathroom remodel.

A little bit about our project: Originally the extent of “North” Boulder, the neighborhoods framed by Broadway, Iris, Folsom and Alpine-Edgewood are now known as Old North Boulder. This is one of the more consistently zoned/developed sections of Boulder, consisting almost entirely of single family homes built between 1950 and 1970. [Boulder Luxury Group, 2019].  Ranging from bungalow/craftsman style homes and mid-century moderns, to complete renovations with modern pop-top flair, this every-evolving family neighborhood is half a dozen blocks from Pearl St., with biking paths and sidewalks lining each street.

Azul \ Kitchen

The kitchen was originally tucked in the back corner of the house, restricting flow and creating a galley kitchen to the basement.  By swapping the dining room and kitchen, we were able to open up the space for the families young children.

Backsplash Our color pop in the room, this blue tile is laid in a herringbone pattern to provide texture to the walls  <Seneca quarry paver tiles, blue lagoon, $8.50/SF>

Pot Filler Cassidy Pot Filler by Delta in Bronze, $677

Vent hood wrap This custom wrap is a series of 2×4 framing and barn wood slats – Adding a fresh coat of paint gives the look a natural, finished feel

Cabinets These custom white shaker cabinets keep the home grounded in traditional styling while the storage systems keep their counters clean in a relatively smaller home

Brass Fixtures These fixtures complete the stainless steel of the home, providing additional depth and class

Screw-less outlet covers Small details make all of the difference; clean lines are maintained throughout the Kitchen

Nordic \ Master Bath

This bathroom remodel was a large challenge; too small to use traditional materials and crowded by the surrounding bedrooms, everything within the space is custom fit for the space.  The vanity provides storage for essentials, the extended countertop gives room for everyday items, and the toilet is minimized to reduce clutter.

Bathtub Starck Soaking Tub in White, $1,039

Vanity Ronbow 18” Petite Vanity with sink and faucet, $1,078

Toilet Woodbridge Dual-flush elongated one-piece toilet, $319.99<Brand, Style, cost/SF>

Shower Tile Dymo wavy 12”x24” tiles, $4.25/SF

Bathtub Wrap Teak wood from https://cswoods.com in Denver, CO, planed and attached to drop-in tub framing

Are you interested in learning more about our design philosophy and how we take a holistic approach for all of our home remodels? Read https://vigeoconstruction.com/a-holistic-approach-on-home-design/

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