A growing family of four needed help crafting personal space for everyone in their 100-year-old, single full-bath home.
Creating three — yes, three — full baths in any home is a challenge, but it’s especially daunting in a house with such history. Additionally, the family wanted to continue living in the home during construction, meaning we had to ensure their safety and comfort throughout our process.
Over the course of three months, we rebuilt approximately 2/3 of the second floor to accommodate the client. A temporary shower was installed in the lower level, while our team worked on reimagining the master suite and adding much needed full baths on each of the top two floors.
From a builder’s perspective, we knew that an older home would come with inherent hurdles. Floors and walls needed to be re-leveled; plumbing and electrical systems required upgrades; plaster itself could be listed as its own challenge. In complete alignment with the client’s wishes, we wanted to preserve and respect the history of the home. Our team salvaged and repurposed the original doors and millwork as much as possible. We used classic tile and flooring choices that complemented the home, and replica hardware was used as needed. In the end, we were able to deliver our client’s desired solution on budget and in a manner that was respectful of a home that has seen more than its fair share of happy families.