Peach Street Stunner

When we first started on this 120-year old house, it had been updated at one time, but that time has passed. The new owner wanted to bring some modern touches to the home, while maintaining the historic feel.

We started in the guest bath. The shower was dark and dated, separated from the room with a glass block wall. The glass blocks let lots of light through, but did nothing for the character of the room.

We brought in a basketweave tile for the flooring, which stretched from inside the shower out to the adjoining laundry area. A Carrara subway tile lined the interior and exterior shower walls with a niche tile that gives homage to the time the home was built. We replaced the window in the shower with an awning window with obscure glass for privacy and light.

Our next project was the kitchen. Even though the cabinets had been updated in a craftsman style that fit the home, the layout didn’t function well, nor did the square tile countertop. The original wood floor was also in need of some TLC.

We brought in new cabinets in a maple wood with a dark stain. The flooring was repaired and refinished. The tile countertop was replaced with quartz in Carrara Caldia. The countertop on the peninsula was increased in size and curved for more seating and surface area. The mixer even received a dedicated home that could be tucked way when not needed.

Next came the master bath. This room had probably been updated in the 80s, so was long overdue for an upgrade. We did some adjustments to the back wall, making room for the tub to go in front of the window, and to bring forward the wall where the former tub sat.

Keeping in line with the era of the home, hex tile was brought in for the flooring, extending into the shower, with a black border around each. White subway tile lines the new shower space, except where the new shower glass sits. Tucked in the shower is a seat and product shelf all in the same subway tile.

The new vanity received a dark stain and a quartz countertop. The mirror spans the width of the vanity and has two vintage sconces mounted on it.

Two niches, one by the tub, one by the vanity, both received fun decorative tile.

The new free-standing soaker tub sits by the window, rather than under the roof, so a soak can be relaxing and non-claustrophobic. The updates throughout the home have a timeless appeal with modern comforts.

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