Bungalow Tour

In July 2015, Jarrod and I bought our first (and current, and maybe forever) home: a 1913 brick bungalow in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood. Buying this house was a culmination of a year-long search and five offers. Previously, we lived in a rented apartment in Lincoln Square, which was featured on Apartment Therapy – blog posts about that home are listed here.

This page provides an overview of our bungalow and rounds up posts related to each room.

House hunting

Exterior, yard, and garage

Before:house-front

After:landscaping-front-yard-progress-2

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Living room, home office, and sunroom

Before:Fireplace Before 2

Living Room Wall Before

After:Living Room with Fireplace Mantle

Bungalow Fireplace Mantle

Two Person Desk in Living Room

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Half-Bathroom

Before:downstairs10

After:Powder Room After

Half Bath Under Stairs

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Entryway

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Entryway Door Before

After:
Entryway with Black Door

DIY Brass Hook Rail

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Kitchen and dining room

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After:Kitchen Island After 2

Dining Room After

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Mudroom

Before:Mudroom Before 5

Mudroom Before 2

After:Mudroom North Corner After

Mudroom Sliding Door After

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Master bedroom

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After:bedroom

bedroom-landing

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Bathroom

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After:bathroom-after-1

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Guest bedroom

Before:upstairs4

After: n/a! I haven’t posted any progress shots of this room.

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Basement and laundry room

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After:IMG_9225

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5 thoughts on “Bungalow Tour”

  1. Wow! Your house looks amazing! We just bought our first home- a bungalow in North Mayfair, so this is very inspiring. I love your style!

  2. I found your blog while doing a search for “basement laundry room re-dos”. Your blog is an inspiration for me who has a similar vintage home. Instead of dead birds, I found bats when we first moved in!

    Would you share your white paint color? I searched but did not find an answer. My home came painted all-white, but it is a little on the yellow side. I might repaint as I work my way through the house. Your white looks perfect to me!

    1. Wow, bats! Our walls are painted in Irish Mist from Behr. I used this color in our previous apartment and didn’t hesitate to use it again when we bought our house. It’s a great off-white — not yellow or creamy, and not blue. It has just the slightest hint of warm gray/taupe that contrasts well with pure white trim.

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