The homeowners for this project first heard about us from their neighbors whom we had worked with in the past (we love word-of-mouth referrals best), but we later discovered we have known her Dad for decades. She used to make fun of her Dad for thinking he knows everyone in VT, but it turns out… Read more »Read More
We first heard from the homeowners for this project in 2013 about a different project in a different house, the timing finally 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 able to temporarily vacate the house. As a result, we relied heavily on our project management software to keep them abreast of the project including daily logs with photos. In fact, one of our updates included, “Fed the fish” so they would know all was good at home!
This project entailed a complete kitchen, bathroom, and mudroom renovation with new, efficient windows throughout. To make space for the larger kitchen, however, the unused chimney had to be removed from the attic down through the first floor. Every renovation throws a few curveballs, but this time it was the electricians who discovered knob and tube wiring on the 2nd and 3rd floors. This added to the expense of the project, but the house is much safer now with updated wiring throughout.
Upon entering the back door after the renovation, the family now has a spacious mudroom complete with custom built-ins and a cherry bench. The final design included a new pantry space and was able to incorporate the old front door which was hiding in the basement! The new kitchen ties beautifully into the rest of the home and is an inviting, luscious space. It features new cabinets, countertops, tile backsplash, and custom floating shelves. The bathroom features a tiled shower with a gorgeous wall color that offsets the industrial, clean look of the room. The custom, Resourceful Renovator-built, floating vanity really warms up the room.
In sum, this project encompassed all that we love about renovating old homes: reuse, efficiency upgrades, and making the space work better for today’s family… and the fish.