1903 Turn of the Century House Gets Traditional First Floor Makeover
This client wanted to open up the first floor of her 1903 house while still keeping some of the unique and charming details from its original construction. All of the old knob and wire electrical wiring was completely removed, and modern electrical was installed. To open up the layout, the dividing wall between the kitchen and living room was knocked out. The rear kitchen wall was opened up by the removal of the plain door and window, and a 5-foot sliding glass doorway was added. The original 1903 brick fireplace chimney was left exposed on the kitchen side to connect the new renovation with its gorgeous original build. All of the original flooring on the first floor was removed and replaced with real 4” by 1/4” white oak flooring that was sanded, stained to the owner’s color choice and sealed. New cabinetry was added along with beautiful granite counter tops. The kitchen was finished off with new Delta fixtures.
Additional changes to the house included the installation of a new front door, the renovation of the bedroom on the first floor, and the updating of many miscellaneous items to make the house more reliable and functional.