before and after 1950s home transformation renovation part 2

1950’s Transformation: Part Two

PROJECT GOALS:  In part one we focused on the new kitchen and dining room spaces.  Here, we’ll take a look at the rest of the project which included a sun room, bathroom, and converting the old kitchen space into something new.


Location:  Burlington, MA

Type of home:  Front to back Split Level Home, with a 2011 addition

Year Built:  1955

Square footage:  2,500 square feet

The original kitchen was a narrow galley style kitchen that was beyond ready for demo day!  During construction we took down the old ceiling because the owners were experiencing problems with ice dams.  This isn’t uncommon in older homes with vaulted ceilings because they generally weren’t built with proper insulation and ventilation.  Once it was opened up we insulated with spray foam before reinstalling the ceiling board.

AFTER:  What to do with all of this space?  We turned it into a much needed mudroom with a full wall built in bench.

The sun room was a pretty dramatic transformation! The homeowner saw another project we did and wanted to use it as inspiration for this space.  One of the challenges we had to tackle in this room was that there was good reason to believe there might be some termite damage under the floor boards.  Luckily, after tearing them up we didn’t find any, but we did find evidence of some other uninvited friends!  Click here to check out a video of what we found.

View of sun room!

The final part of this project was the home’s main bathroom which hadn’t been touched since the house was built in 1955.  We chose a high impact floor tile to give it a little wow factor as you walk in.

BEFORE:  The original bathroom was in need of an update.  Special thanks to our friends on Instagram who weighed in on this project!

The new bathroom is simple with the pattern floor tile stealing the show.  And the white vanity looks fantastic!


Want to see a video walk through Before and After of this project?  Check it out BELOW! 👇

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