Open Concept: After

Who: Nancy K.
Where: Portsmouth, NH

We love everything about this remodel! Our favorite parts would be the front porch; the open concept, which gives it an airy/beach cottage kind of feel; the unique "catwalk" connecting the master bedroom to the bathroom; and the character of the old hardwood flooring and the original doors and hardware. We painted the interior/exterior ourselves, pulled up carpet, assembled kitchen cabinets, reused all interior doors and original solid-brass hardware/knobs, took flagstone pieces around the yard and reused them for the front entrance, used a house designer for the plans, and contributed sweat equity when possible.

Who did the work: I did some of the work myself, but a contractor did most of it.
Cost: More than $100,000

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