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DIY Projects Wood floors

Kitchen floor project | Part I

Last week I went to Florida on a work trip which meant leaving my dad unsupervised in the bungalow for approximately three days. Upon my arrival in Florida, I received this text from him: That is…or rather, was my kitchen floor. All two layers of it. In his defense, my dad can’t sit still when […]

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Maintenance Masonry and Stone

Bungalowners, please put down the paintbrush and step away from your limestone.

Spring cleaning has been on my mind lately, perhaps because it’s finally, almost, maybe, possibly about to be spring here in Chicago. I mean… if I didn’t just jinx us all by typing that aloud. (Sorry in advance). Today, we uninstalled the handrails on our front stoop and… wow! The front steps feel so much […]

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Chicago Bungalow DIY Projects

New year, new bungalow mystery.

I began a simple project on New Year’s Eve. Ok, I began what I THOUGHT was a simple project on New Year’s Eve. Having refinished the hardwood floors and patched and painted the plaster walls in the living room and dining room less than two years ago, the final project to finish these two rooms […]

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Chicago Bungalow Chicago Bungalow Association DIY Projects

What to know before submitting your project for the CBA’s annual Driehaus awards

The fall season means a lot of things here in Chicago: the warm weather begins to turn chilly, colors start changing on the trees, and for bungalow owners, the end of October means they might have a Driehaus award or honorable mention in their future!

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Bungalow Tours Chicago Bungalow Association

A magical Portage Park bungalow with historic details and a surprise

I’ve got to be honest… I’ve walked by this bungalow for over a year and always wondered what it looked like inside.

When I realized that Karin contacted me and this was her home, I annoyed my husband for days about how excited I was to take a peek inside. I knew this bungalow was going to be special… the windows, the yard, everything about this home spoke to me.

And then I stepped inside…

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Chicago Bungalow Chicago Neighborhoods News

How to find a Chicago neighborhood that suits your needs

Want to move to Chicago, but don’t know where to start? Here is our journey from the Chicagoland suburbs to the neighborhoods of the city…