Revitalizing a Chicago Bungalow

Challenge

This typical Chicago bungalow needed more light and space. The two kitchen windows were large and used up valuable wall space. There was little counter space and the cabinets and appliances needed to be replaced. The existing rear enclosed porch blocked light to kitchen and lacked a connection to the rear yard. Awkward narrow stairs led to a small unusable attic. There were few closets for the bedrooms, especially the master bedroom.

Solution

The planned renovation had dormers in the attic towards the rear of the house to accommodate a large master bedroom, walk-in closet, master bath, and study. Relocating the stairs allowed the kitchen to enlarge – leading down from the new master suite, they are wider and open to the kitchen. A new screen porch and additional window opening are planned to allow natural light into the kitchen.

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EXISTING SECOND FLOOR

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NEW SECOND FLOOR

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EXISTING FIRST FLOOR

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NEW FIRST FLOOR