Homemade Mirrored Bar
"What we walked into," says general contractor Mark Nickerson, "was a can of worms." In addition to the decades of scratches covering the old pine floors, the pine wainscoting had been nibbled on by some unidentified critter, and the electrical and plumbing systems needed to be expanded, particularly with the addition of two bathrooms upstairs.
Shown: Homeowner Kevin O'Shea designed the mirrored bar back—made from 175 individual pieces—to give the space a more expansive feeling. The nearby chimney's unstable brickwork was encased in salvaged brick.