Design Recipes: Affordable ways to glam up your rental pad – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Design Recipes: Affordable ways to glam up your rental padColumbus Ledger-EnquirerReplace hardware pulls on kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Replacing cabinet knobs can not only add a sense of style, but it can also go a long way to creating a … Keep the old ones, and just swap them out when you move out. 2. Prime/paint cabinets …
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Susan Loewenstein is passionate about history. Older, character-laden structures and materials hold a special place in her heart.
Her husband, Zak Otto, shares her passion. It’s a big reason they bought their now 90-year-old Milwaukee home in 2003. The three-bedroom house bears traits of both the Foursquare and Craftsman styles, a testament to the design and building prowess of the early 1920s.
Their family — and its desired living amenities — is modern, though. Loewenstein and Otto faced a quandary when they decided to remodel their kitchen. The space had “a lot of 1920s features,” she said. How could they modernize the room and retain its historic character?
“We really needed to update our appliances, and we really needed more counter space,” Loewenstein said. “We had about 18 inches of counter space.”
The 4-foot-wide sink was original. The stove and refrigerator were each 50 years old. More food preparation space was needed. With two small children — a third has arrived since then — a dishwasher was a must.
The kitchen didn’t lack cabinet space. A large bank of above-counter cabinets covered most of one wall. A tier of cabinets and drawers was beneath. The adjoining wall had …
Grand prize helps with complete reno
What started out as a trip for home renovation ideas turned into a windfall for the Aulines last year. Now their whole home renovation continues and the couple looks forward to this year’s show.