Refresh & Renew
As seen in Home Remodeling: Cape Cod & The Islands:
The remodel of a 19th-century home brings upon the challenge of adding modern features while maintaining its original antique designs.
Originally built in 1850, the home’s two bathrooms needed to be remodeled. The homeowners wanted updated features that granted them a comfortable, private, and gracious environment while still maintaining the original design aesthetic.
For the upstairs bathroom, they changed the layout to connect it to the master bedroom, instead of being accessible from the hallway. They were able to open the space up in this bathroom by moving the washer and dryer to a different downstairs location. With this additional space they were able to add a full bath tub and custom shower, as well as a dual-basin lavatory.
On the first floor, the homeowners wanted to create a full guest bathroom as well as have a connected but separate powder room. The original bathroom was much too small to fit both of these so the architect was able to use the existing guest bedroom closet to create more space. A new closet was built at the other end of the guest bedroom with no sense of lost space. With this addition, they were able to create a full bathroom for the guests and a powder room that could be closed off from each other.