Who: Melissa C.
Where: West Charlton, NY
The house was built in 1795 and had been through many owners and remodels. When we bought the house, the layout of the first floor was awkward and offered little function. The only full bathroom included the only door to the basement (where the laundry was) and the basement stairwell ate up a 5-by-5-foot square in the middle of the house.