I love the craftsman style. (That's the name I use.) I don't have a bungalow, but I have a couple pieces of craftsman furniture. One is a period piece and the others are modern pieces done in the style.
This is the tile I bought for a new backslash. It hasn't been installed because I am getting new counter tops. We have mission style furniture and we are really trying to stay true to the integrity of the house.
I like those. My grandma had a bungalow style house. It was built around 1927, which is pretty much the end of the era, but it was still in the style. (I don't have any pictures of it. It didn't seem important at the time. Now in this era of digital cameras, I take pictures of everything.) Back when I was a kid, probably in the '70s, they took out the original bronze chandeliers and put in something more modern. The old ones were not discarded. They sat on a cabinet in the basement. I'm sure they were sold when the rest of the contents of the house were sold. I wish I had them. My grandma had some interesting old furniture, but as I recall, none of it was craftsman. I didn't really learn about the craftsman style until I moved to California.
We have a 1917 brick bungalow. I absolutely love it. Much needs to be stripped of years worth of paint but the home is in good condition. All of our interior doors are the original 5-panel doors---most still have the bronze door knobs and plates.
The kitchen still has the original oak cabinets (painted. Ugh), butcher block counter top and farmhouse sink. Sadly, we will definitely need to replace the sink soon.
Only the windows in the front are original. They have the older glass with imperfections. The others have all been replaced.
Even the furnace is original to the home. It was converted from coal to gas. It's a gravity-fed system and it's huge!
Our favorite part of the home is the wood-burning fireplace in the living room. It isn't anything special but we use it a lot in the winter.
We'd like to restore our home at least partially but haven't done much in the five years that we've been here.
...and it means a lot of blood, sweat and tears (but well worth it)
Does anyone have any suggestions for companies that sell reproduction hardware/appliances/remodeling items for a bungalow? I know about Van Dykes but I was wondering if there were any other good companies.
Here are a couple of links that may help. I have purchased lighting from Bright Spot, tile from Matawi and a mailbox from Arroyo. Looking for things to buy for my house is almost as fun as looking for plants to buy
Made a huge blunder when I ordered a couple of kitchen cabinets. I found the company, ordered the maple cabinets in a style I hate but matches what is there, got the finish correct.............but our cabinets are cherry.
Hubby is about to kill me. I want them painted anyway if I can't get the period oak I really want but, he is pretty angry about my expensive mistake.
My mistake. Sort of figured a solution that is not idea but will work. It means getting rid of the over the stove microwave (which I HATE because the fan goes off everytime I cook) and replacing it with a range hood. One of the cabinets was a 6" shorter one to move the microwave up but I will just put it in the laundry room.
The base cabinet is different but it will not be right next to any other cabinets and with the countertop it won't be hugely noticable. Honestly I could care less. I really dislike the kitchen anyway and want it all gutted and redone eventually.