Before & After: A Newly Modern Austin Bungalow

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Just because I've come to terms with my home's imperfections doesn't mean I don't obsess over my inspiration boards. The latest addition is this incredible makeover of an Austin bungalow. The owners, Britt and Dan, waited five years to tackle their remodel, and the result is a beautifully modern and calm home awash in white. And yes, I'm jealous much.

Of course, the "before" pics don't give us a real sense of what the house looked like pre-remodel, but I can only imagine that the "after" is a huge improvement. The couple, both creative types, preserved some of the best parts of the 1927 bungalow, from the long-plank pine floors and wooden shiplap walls to the original hardware and clawfoot tub.

Then they opened up the floorplan, improved the house's insulation and added a bunch of energy-efficient windows that now flood the space with light. Britt, who owns Broken Arrow Space Design, did a bang-up job with touches like gunmetal-steel countertops and repurposing the house's original wood siding as a wall in the master bedroom. Read more about the project at Design*Sponge.

Well done, Britt and Dan!

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