Join us today as we get the inside scoop about a historic bungalow renovation in the popular Park Hill neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. We had the great privilege of speaking with Brooklyn Daugherty and Erin England of Cult Creative (cultcreativedenver.com), the duo who transformed this space from a dated design that did not work for the modern lifestyle into a highly functional, well thought out space.
Upon entry to the home you are welcomed into an open concept family room / kitchen / dining area which provides a sense of spaciousness but while also maintaining them as defined spaces. The new layout allows the homeowners to spend time together while engaging in different activities. In the family room your eye is immediately drawn to the original Craftsman historical elements that Brooklyn and Erin retained, including the square glass windows, built ins and the original fireplace just updated with a coat of paint.
When comparing the original home and the new home, you can’t help but notice the increase in the amount of natural light which was achieved by turning a south facing window into a set of sliding doors, vaulting the ceiling in the kitchen and using white paint to visually create spaciousness. The kitchen has no upper cabinets opting instead for open shelving. The base cabinets are IKEA frames updated with custom doors from online fabricator Semi-Handmade (Pro-Tip!!!) Also in the kitchen was a fresh take on the barn door trend, Erin and Brooklyn reclaimed an old original door from the project, mounted it on a track and now it proudly covers the pantry opening….another nod to the history of the old home.
The original home included 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and one requirement of the project was to add another bedroom AND another bathroom, which the team was able to do just by moving walls around within the existing home’s footprint. The master bedroom now includes a four piece ensuite bath and the other two bedrooms share a bathroom.
It is really fascinating to see the before and after of this project and even believe it was the same home. It just goes to show you can’t judge a book by its cover….. take a look at the video and see for yourself!