The House, located in the Sam Hughes National Historic District, had not been lived in for several years when my clients bought it. The kitchen was semi-original and cramped. The bathrooms were far from original and awful. The house needed a new HVAC system, new plumbing, new hook-up to the sewer line and new electrical wiring. All the aforementioned improvements were done, plus insulating the floor over the crawlspace and the ceiling under the attic. A new subfloor was installed under the new oak flooring (the original wood flooring had no subfloor, the strip oak flooring had been nailed to the floor joists). Since the house is located in a National Historic District, the clients opted to keep the original casement windows, except in the Guest Bathroom. We had every pane of glass in the original steel framed casement windows replaced with “double thickness” tinted glass, with custom made interior swing insect screens.
The original house was a two bedroom, one bathroom house, built in 1941. A 1970’s addition had been built to create another bathroom. We demolished the kitchen and bathrooms down to the studs, and looked at how to optimize the space for each room.