July 12, 2018

Makeover: See How Clever Tweaks Transformed This Bungalow

In older houses, most designers wield the sledgehammer pretty quickly — the vintage elements are usually in rough shape. Not so with Alex K Bowman of Kirby Kelly Studio. “It had such a wonderful flow throughout the main level. That’s rare in a vintage home!” says Alex, who lucked out on several fronts with a charming 1950s bungalow in Salt Lake City.

Still, while he retained some original elements, the kitchen, two bathrooms and other areas of this 2,300-square-foot abode, needed a facelift. Here’s how the designer transported a 1950s home into the 21st century.