last Wednesday's Apartment Therapy Design Evening. In case you missed out, here's a little more about the project. Victoria had bought a beautiful Victorian home, circa 1906, with great bones. Most of the house was in good condition, but it was clear that the old kitchen had to go. Victoria says:
For the first nine years we lived here, we took care of the basics: painting, new wiring, repairing the roof, an asbestos abatement in the basement, replacing the oil burner, repaving the driveway and rebuilding the front porch. We were finally motivated to tackle the big project when it began to rain in the kitchen whenever someone took a shower. Knowing it was headed for a gut renovation, I had refused to do anything other than pulling down the wallpaper and painting the masonite paneling white. Once a piece of the ceiling came down, it was time to bite the bullet.Once Victoria discovered that repairing the plumbing issue that was causing the rain in the kitchen would require ripping out a wall and completely replacing the plumbing in the bathroom above, she decided to expand the scope of her project to include remodeling the bathroom as well.