This 900 square foot bungalow in Santa Monica CA was in a friendly walkable neighborhood. That made it worth renovating.

Renovations began in 2000.

Now, new oversize windows and skylights invite in the sunshine. Walls are painted a light-bouncing white, while white ceramic subway tiles brighten the kitchen and baths.

For contrast, the wooden floors are stained in a custom mix of ebony and dark walnut shades; the high-gloss polyurethane top coat reflects even more light.

With interior walls and the ceiling removed (and support beams installed), the living, cooking, and dining now take place in one large open area at the front of the house.From there, traffic flows easily out of sliding glass doors to a new entertaining deck at the rear.

Living Room Before

Living Room After