We remodeled multiple bathrooms and the kitchen in this 4400+ square foot, 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom 1940's house in the first phase of this project.
We demoed the kitchen and bathrooms, bringing the rooms down to the studs. The age of the house made this complicated, due to the original building materials and the quirky nature of older houses, but we are very accustomed to working with homes of this era.
The kitchen layout remained largely the same, although we removed a peninsula and also removed one wall. There were quite a few cabinets in the original design, but although these were numerous, they were very inefficient for today's needs. We collaborated with the owners and our kitchen designer to come up with the best layout for the space. We installed al new custom shaker style cabinets, all new stainless appliances, beautiful new granite countertops including a newly designed island, a tiled backsplash which covers more wall than typical backsplashes, paint, and custom trimwork. We sourced the custom design of a corner banquette to local craftsmen, who constructed it from scratch to the owners' specifications, and matched the design of the kitchen cabinetry for a seamless look.
In the adjoining dining room, there were built-in corner cabinets which had seen better days, and a gorgeous, large, curved bay window, which wasn't being showcased as well as it should have been. We repaired everything, built a custom window seat with trim, and painted everything, after removing very dated wallpaper.
The bathrooms were all terribly out of date. We remodeled 1 powder room, 1 full bathroom, and the master bathroom. The full and half bathrooms did not receive any configuration changes, but all of the finishes were completely updated.
A new vanity with a marble top was installed in the powder room which replaced an old wall-mounted sink with legs, giving the owners much appreciated storage space. We added window trim and baseboards. The new basket weave floor tile, while brand new, fits the original design style of the house. The electric was completely upgraded, brought to code, and the lighting was moved for optimal effect. New fixtures and paint completed the space.
The full bathroom received a significant makeover as well. As in the powder room, an old wall-mounted sink with legs was replaced with a marble topped vanity. We tiled the bottom half of the walls with new, modern tile, and painted above. Some of the bathrooms in this house included an interesting design element - a niche above the sink (below the medicine cabinet) lined, and framed, in mirror. We took pains to keep the original mirrors intact and replicated the niche in this finished bathroom. The same period-appropriate basket weave floor tile with in-floor heat completes the room.
The master bathroom went through a tremendous transformation! The outdated room was not an efficiently use of space. There was a very small and very dark standing shower, enclosed by walls and tile. Next to the shower was a narrow bathtub, with a tiny wall-mounted sink on the opposite side of the room. This design left a lot of square footage empty and unused, and made the room seem disjointed. To makeover this bathroom into a 2018 (and beyond) showstopper, we completely changed the configuration of the room. The bathtub, shower, and sink were completely removed leaving a blank canvas. After installing large modern floor tiles over an in-floor heating system, we built a large shower, in the same place as the original shower, with a corner seat and a long marble ledge for bottles. With glass walls and door, the shower now feels open and spacious, and of course, modern. Next to the shower, where the bathtub was, is now a beautiful double marble topped vanity. With 2 sinks, lots of counter space, cabinets and drawers, the possibilities for storage and use are endless. Included in this reconfiguration were plumbing and electrical changes. The electrical was updated to code, and now outlets and lights are where they should be.
We even had to dismantle custom woodwork in the basement (reclaimed wood) in order to access plumbing and mechanicals for the job, and then re-install it as it originally had existed. We faced multiple challenges in this job, due to the age of the house and many interesting methods that had been used to install the systems, originally.
Take a look at the before, after, and progress photos. http://ctwebuild.com/portfolio/full-house-remodel-kitchen-and-bathrooms/
Next up for this beautiful house: a new LivingSpace Sunroom, and remodel of the remaining bathrooms.