I’m posting here some before and after photos of our Queen Anne House remodel. The house is a turn of the century (last century!) Tudor that a previous owner had sullied by adding a large bathroom between the living and dining rooms. This project’s main goal was to remove this bathroom, open the main rooms back up to one another, and insert a new smaller and less conspicuous powder room on the other side of the house, between the kitchen and stairs to the basement. This is the first project I’ve done that actually made the kitchen smaller! – the powder room had to be placed in part of the existing kitchen footprint. The kitchen had to be completely remodeled, but in the end, due to a more efficient design, they didn’t lose any workspace, and actually gained usable storage space. A new lift & slide door to the backyard adds a lot of natural light, and will access the new back yard patio, with an outdoor kitchen and fireplace, that’s just starting construction.
The Dining Room was opened up to both the Living Room and Kitchen, and the existing bookcases were rebuilt and expanded, in a more elegant design that respects the style of the house.
The new powder room is very compact, but efficient, and a beautiful combination of modern fixtures and traditional decorative elements.