When we bought our 1887 Victorian farmhouse in 1999, it was so out of shape that it was practically being held up by berry vines. There was no landscaping to speak of, the house needed new electric, plumbing, heat—and every room had to be renovated.
The kitchen was the first room to renovate. It took nine months to finish. We began by completely gutting it. We replaced the electric, cabinetry and installed a prefinished hardwood floor. We also rebuilt the double-hung windows and purchased appliances that were reminiscent of the period that the house was built in.
—Sally from Monroe, NY