The homeowners for this project first reached out to us in 2013 about a different project in a different house, but finally, the timing worked out in 2019 when they circled back about a project planned for 2020. Little did we all know that there would be a global pandemic happening. Thankfully, the family was… Read more »Read More
Our clients for this project are talented do-it-yourselfers, and have successfully tackled all sorts of projects on their own. The scope of this project, however, plus a wedding to plan and medical school forced them to trust Resourceful Renovator with their baby. They wanted to create a private master suite that represented their sense of style, but did not compromise the historic nature of their 1899 house.
The plan was to combine two rooms in the back of the house and remove an impractical staircase to make a master suite with a spacious bedroom and attached bathroom. This simple plan resulted in a very special space thanks to several key architectural elements. Some of the highlights from this project include: an exposed chimney; a client-designed stain glass window that was placed above the entry door to the master bedroom; the door for the bedroom was found in the basement and reused for the new entry; all the trim for the project was carefully salvaged from the previous two rooms or other parts of the house; the flooring for the bedroom and bathroom was locally milled spruce that matched the existing, historic floors in the rest of the house.Finally, the door to the bathroom was designed by us, made out of barn board from ReBuild and built by Nick Brooks of VermontCabinetworks
In this project, Resourceful Renovator crafted a secluded master suite that added another bathroom to the house while retaining and even adding historic charm to this lovely old house. It was another project that highlighted what we excel at: reusing building material and incorporating eye-catching details into a project. We even got invited to the wedding reception!