Before-And-After: Porch and Living Room

We restored the original porch railings and balusters. Much of the porch floor was salvaged too. This porch is so massive, you have to see it to believe it. (The historic home next door is being restored currently.)


The front room to your left as you walk in the front door features a fireplace. We salvaged the tile surround but had to replace the severely-cracked hearth tile.

Jennifer and I removed the ceilings in this room since we created a new bath on the floor above. The plumbers needed access to run the plumbing. That ceiling included a layer of wide tongue-and-grove boards, v-groove wood, and a drop-grid ceiling.  The wide boards were used to build the custom island and vent hood in the kitchen. The v-groove wood ceiling was used in other areas of the house that needed repair.

The massive cracks in the plaster were repaired beautifully.


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