Welcome

...to our new home on Skidaway Island, just outside Savannah, GA. Skidaway Bungalow is the journal of our first extensive home renovation. In these pages we detail many aspects of the renovation and will provide you all the links and resources we can. ”We" are Bobbie Battista and John Brimelow, long-time Atlanta residents who have always looked to move to the Eastern Seaboard. Bobbie’s a long-time TV anchor and CNN veteran; John’s a serial entrepreneur, media artist and industrial designer. Bobbie loves interior design, John loves making stuff work. Bobbie’s a natural at paint selection, John’s all things handy and technical.


We saw this quaint bungalow on a lovely cul-de-sac on Skidaway Island. Circa 1980 wasn’t exactly what we were looking for–it was a house that was in desperate need of loving attention, and an infusion of funds. But, as they say in the real estate business, location is everything. It’s located in The Landings, a beautiful, seriously-gated community of diverse residents with outstanding club facilities and amenities. This was our first move into a "managed" community and our very first cul-de-sac.
Here’s what’s inside…
Interior Design • Bobbie’s show and tell about how she puts things together
Surfaces and Lighting • Pictures and links to all the materials and lighting fixtures
Scale Drawings • The road maps for the renovation
Before and After • The link everyone goes to first
Plumbing Fixtures • Pictures and links
Appliances • Pictures and links
Systems Integration • Details about the automation of lighting and media
Everything you’ve probably heard about a renovation is true. You’ll run over budget as you fix new problems that reveal themselves and every trade will present a set of challenges.
Most importantly, this is a blog, we’d love to hear from you. We look forward to answering your questions and seeing your input! Thanks for joining us as we take this house from dowdy to HOWDY!